Product details

V-Mon 4000 sets a new standard in industrial vibration monitoring, being the fastest wireless network platform on the market.

Benefiting from the unique performance of Inertia’s high-speed wireless streaming protocol, V-Mon 4000 can sample and communicate real-time vibration monitoring data from multiple channels at tens of kHz rates.

V-Mon 4000 operates in the 2.4 GHz frequency band (license-free worlwide) and achieves 4 Mbps wireless data rate. Multiple sensor nodes can form a network and report vibration monitoring data synchronized within less than 100ns to Inertia Gateway, which is in turn connected via USB to the central computer. Optionally, the data can be stored locally in the on-board SD card and retrieved later over USB or wirelessly.

Inertia Studio enables real-time visualization of the sensor data, as well as over-the-air reconfiguration of the sensors and wireless parameters.  All data retrieved by Inertia Studio is logged for post-analysis and optionally made available for remote TCP/IP connection.

Inertia Studio software vibration monitoring

V-Mon 4000 has 4 analog inputs, which are compatible with a large range of industrial sensors: IEPE/ICP® accelerometers, charge mode sensors, microphones, force, pressure, tension and strain sensors. Additionally, V-Mon 4000 features an on-board 3D digital MEMS accelerometer.

The  powerful on-board ARM micro-controller has an integrated floating point unit, which enables  advanced real-time data processing, such as FFT frequency analysis.

V-Mon 4000 operates on its internal rechargeable battery and alternatively can be powered from external sources, such as 24V standard industrial, 5V USB charger or  energy harvester.

V-Mon 4000 is rugged IP67. The module is completely protected against dust and immersion, including all connectors.

System configurations

BASIC system configuration:

  • Network of V-Mon 4000 nodes
  • BASIC Inertia Gateway
  • Inertia Studio

How does it work?

The computer running Inertia Studio software connects using USB to the Basic Inertia Gateway. The Gateway manages the high-speed wireless network, composed of synchronized V-Mon 4000 nodes that sample the external analog sensors or the on-board accelerometer.

The sampled data is transmitted to the Gateway and from the Gateway to the computer. Inertia Studio stores the sampled data in log files on the computer. Each sample in the log files has a timestamp associated, which precisely identifies the moment the sample was taken.

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ADVANCED system configuration:

  • Network of V-Mon 4000 nodes
  • ADVANCED Inertia Gateway
  • Inertia Studio

How does it work?

The computer running Inertia Studio software connects using USB to the Advanced Inertia Gateway. The Gateway manages the high-speed wireless network, composed of synchronized V-Mon 4000 nodes that sample the external analog sensors or the on-board accelerometer.

The Gateway can also synchronize the wireless network to external systems. The synchronization signal can be issued by the external system or by the Advanced Inertia Gateway. The synchronization signal can be a trigger for synchronization at the beginning of an experiment, or it can be a periodic clock signal for precise synchronization of sampling instances.

Inertia Studio stores the sampled data, pre-computed orientation and trigger events in log files on the computer. Each sample in the log files has a timestamp associated, which precisely identifies the moment the sample was taken.

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CUSTOM system configuration:

  • Network of V-Mon 4000 nodes
  • ADVANCED Inertia Gateway
  • Inertia Studio

How does it work?

The CUSTOM configuration has the same hardware as the ADVANCED configuration and can be used in the same way regarding sampling and synchronization; the difference is how the user chooses to use the system for its custom application, namely:

  • The Advanced Inertia Gateway can be connected using Ethernet to the computer, which allows a better predictability of the end-to-end delay than USB.
  • The Advanced Inertia Gateway can be powered using the AC adapter, providing more flexibility in the physical positioning of the Gateway.
  • Users can build their own data acquisition software using the C++ and Java SDK packages provided on our website;
  • Inertia Studio can still be used for configuration of parameters if the Advanced Inertia Gateway is connected using USB to the computer; the Ethernet connection is to be used only for data collection with custom software.

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Key Features

  • High-speed wireless streaming at tens of kHz, synchronized among multiple nodes within less than 100ns
  • 4 Mbps wireless bandwidth in the 2.4 GHz license-free frequency band
  • Real-time data acquisition and visualization
  • Over-the-air setup and reconfiguration
  • Powerful on-board micro controller, including signal processing features
  • 4 analog inputs, compatible with IEPE/ICP® and charge mode sensors
  • On-board 3D digital accelerometer
  • On-board micro-SD card for data storage
  • Integrated USB interface
  • Internal rechargeable battery
  • Casing and connectors: IP67

Applications

  • Industrial vibration monitoring
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Predictive maintenance
  • Condition monitoring
  • Active vibration control

Use cases

WiBRATE: Wireless monitoring system for early detection of mechanical damages Vibrations constitute an indispensable parameter of modern condition monitoring systems for mechanical machinery and structures. The most important motivations that justify the spread use of vibration monitoring are safety, maintenance optimization and operations. Vibration sensors are included in almost all [...]
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