Worldsensing launches wireless sensor for vibration monitoring

29th November 2023
Sheryl Miles

Worldsensing, a global IoT remote monitoring company, has launched its latest wireless sensor, The Vibration Meter, designed for long-term, continuous vibration monitoring projects.

This new product features a tri-axial MEMS accelerometer and offers a longer battery life, wider communications range, and more competitive pricing compared to existing vibration-related technologies, while complying with key regulatory standards.

Expanding Worldsensing’s portfolio of wireless monitoring devices, The Vibration Meter aims to assist engineering service providers in adhering to building integrity regulations such as the German standard DIN 4140-3, its British counterpart BS 7385-2, and the ISO 2631-2 concerning vibrations' effects on people.

The launch occurs as regulators increasingly focus on industries with high-vibrational activities. There is a growing emphasis on ensuring the safety and stability of infrastructures in sectors such as construction, mining, and off-highway, prioritising both building integrity and the comfort of local communities near construction sites.

The Vibration Meter utilises an advanced algorithm to detect threshold breaches in vibration-based parameters like LAW/PPV and frequency. It continuously collects data at 1,000MHz on site, communicated through a cellular gateway to engineering service providers' management tools. This leverages Worldsensing’s Long Range (LoRa) antenna, providing up to 15km of range and compatibility with other Worldsensing devices and existing networks.

Equipped with a 3.6V D-size user-replaceable, high energy density battery, The Vibration Meter has a battery life of up to two years with a 30-minute reporting period and an event occurrence every two to three minutes. The device is designed to operate in all weather conditions, functioning in –40⁰C to 80⁰C.

Andrea Bartoli, Chief Technology Officer at Worldsensing, stated: “With extreme weather events emerging across the globe, it's imperative that infrastructure in our communities maintain the structural integrity it was designed to have. Worldsensing’s vibration device is a big step towards achieving this increased protection. As a result of the heightened monitoring of vibrational events, the engineering community can also commit to protecting the environment in their journey to uplifting local communities through their development projects.”

Worldsensing has enabled real-time data acquisition of geotechnical structural sensors with over 3,000 deployed networks and 170,000 active devices globally, facilitating industrial companies in connecting and wirelessly monitoring infrastructures in remote locations.

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