The Industry Automation Division of Siemens has expanded its plant monitoring product line with the launch of the Sidplus CMS2000.
This system is capable of monitoring and analysing mechanical components of industrial plants such as motors, pumps, generators or fans by monitoring and recording vibrations, temperatures and rotational speed. Through constant monitoring, potential defects in the machine parts and failures caused by these defects can be proactively detected, thereby, enhancing the productivity of the plant and reducing the maintenance costs.
Sidplus CMS2000 is equipped with two standard IEPE interfaces that connect vibration and speed sensors, two analog and two digital inputs and three digital outputs. Temperature modules from the Simcode family can also be integrated with the system. The software in the system performs the necessary internal diagnostics and presents the operators with values that reveal the state of the bearing and vibration monitoring system. The software also performs a frequency selective analysis of the data recorded and performs a trend analysis of the machinery. A web browser, when connected with the system offers visualization of the parameters for remote access and control. The concerned personnel are intimated via e-mail the performance status of the machinery. The access to data via the internet is protected with a password or remote access can be done via a secured cRSP platform from Siemens. The other systems, which are part of the Sidplus CMS series are Sidplus CMS1000 for simple machine monitoring and SidplusCMS4000 for performing complex system analysis. Early fault detection prevents plant shut down for carrying out maintenance activities. Such machine monitoring systems are useful in production units such as pulp and paper industry, renewable energy, mechanical equipment manufacture, automotive and oil and gas industry.