INSIGHT FDS is a low cost non-intrusive sensing system for fluid film bearings that indirectly measures bearing forces to provide time waveform, spectral, and 4-20mA overall condition monitoring capabilities comparable to proximity probes without the need for equipment downtime or machine work to install.
Why is this a problem?
Why do you need protection?
Benefits Over Proximity Probes:
For Rotating Equipment Using Fluid Film Bearings:
This previous image shows a side by side comparison of an accelerometer, a proximity probe, and our new INSIGHT Force Detection System or INSIGHT FDS. This shows date from all three types of systems installed on fluid film bearings. The accelerometer is used sometimes because of the cheap price and non-invasive install but the data isn’t very accurate at all. The proximity probe has more accurate data for sure but each probe costs substantially more as well as having an invasive installation requiring the machine to be down for a long period of time.
The Insight FDS shows a cleaner, more accurate data than either of the other two systems. It’s approximately half the cost of probe sensors and the installation is noninvasive while often times allowing for no down time on your machines.