Vibration & Sound Data Acquisition (DAQ) Systems

One can learn a lot about a system from sound and vibration—sound can be thought of as a form of vibration. They often indicate the system's structural health and play a crucial role in the early detection of wear and tear, allowing for preventative maintenance to reduce the risk of unexpected breakdowns.

Vibration measurement is also used to monitor machinery performance. A useful example is if you’ve been driving your car for a while and you notice a new or different sound. None of the warning lights are on but you know something isn’t the same. This is often a new or different vibration resulting in a new sound your ears pick up. Think of this as early detection of an issue. In this article, we'll discuss some of the uses of vibration data acquisition systems.

Key Features of Our Sound and Vibration Data Acquisition Systems

Vibration data acquisition systems are critical in numerous industries, as they're often used to monitor, analyze, and manage the performance and health of machinery and structures. They capture important data, enabling engineers and technicians to identify potential issues, optimize performance, and ensure equipment safety and surrounding structures.

Besides being able to offer high precision, reliability, and versatility, these systems must also have the following features:

  • High-resolution Sensor: KEYENCE's laser displacement sensors, which can measure vibration, offer incredibly high accuracy that often ranges in the single-digit µm range. This may also include other contact or non-contact high-resolution sensors, as well.
  • Real-Time Monitoring: One of the defining characteristics of DAQs is that they provide real-time monitoring of requested data, which provides an immediate insight into the performance of machinery and structures.
  • Wide Frequency Range: Sound data acquisition systems must supply a wide frequency range to make them suitable for a wide variety of applications. For example, structures often provide a low-frequency vibration, though they've been known to produce high-frequency acoustic emissions as well.
  • Advanced Signal Processing: KEYENCE's NR-X Series multi-input vibration data acquisition system features advanced signal processing algorithms, which filter out noise and enhance the quality of the data, ensuring accurate analysis and interpretation.
  • User-Friendly Interface: The intuitive user interface facilitates configuration, monitoring, and data analysis, making it accessible to users with varying levels of technical expertise.
  • Compatibility: A good vibration data acquisition system has to be designed with seamless integration in mind, especially since it integrates into other systems, software, and control frameworks.

Industry-Specific Solutions for Vibration and Sound DAQ Systems

vibration data acquisition systems often cater to the unique requirements of different industries, and they're often tailored to meet the demands of our customers. Some industry-specific solutions are:

  • Manufacturing: Sound data acquisition systems are often used in manufacturing to monitor the condition of various machines with the goal of preventive maintenance. It's used to identify early signs of wear and tear, thus preventing unexpected breakdowns and associated costs.
  • Automotive: Vibration data acquisition systems are extensively used in the automotive industry to test components and component assemblies, ensuring that vehicles meet strict performance and safety standards.
  • Aerospace: Vibration data acquisition systems provide critical data for structural health monitoring in aerospace applications. These systems are often used to detect and analyze vibrations and sounds that could indicate structural issues, ensuring the safety and reliability of aircraft.
  • Construction: The construction industry relies on vibration data acquisition systems to monitor for vibrations caused by environmental factors and machinery, thus helping assess the impact of vibrations on structures and ensuring that they're compliant with regulatory vibration limits.

KEYENCE's Vibration and Sound DAQ Systems

If you're looking to enhance your vibration detection and monitoring, consider vibration data acquisition systems from KEYENCE for unparalleled performance. We are the world's leading expert in precision measurement technologies. Contact us today to inquire about possible integrations between our equipment and your existing setup.