Brüel & Kjær Vibro

SETPOINT by Brüel & Kjær Vibro provides award-winning technology that streams comprehensive vibration data into PI, eliminating the need for costly, stand-alone vibration monitoring software.


Brüel & Kjær Vibro is headquartered in Darmstadt, Germany and provides comprehensive solutions for mechanical condition monitoring on rotating and reciprocating machinery. Our Minden, Nevada operations are home to the SETPOINT family of products, including API 670-compliant hardware that can be used to continuously protect machinery and/or stream its data (including full waveforms) into the OSIsoft PI System. Once in the PI System, this data can be archived and analyzed using a complete set of visualization tools designed specifically for vibration professionals. SETPOINT hardware can thus act as a “PI System gateway” and accepts raw vibration signals directly from sensors or underlying protection systems, including Bently Nevada, SKF, Emerson/CSI, Vibro-Meter, and Brüel & Kjær . It digitizes this data and streams it into a PI Server with Asset Framework (AF). SETPOINT's patented change detection technology ensures that the PI Server and its connected networks are never clogged with excess data, while ensuring that interesting data, such as machine starts, stops, and anomalies are always available in ultra-high resolution fidelity. Existing PI System users can add SETPOINT data streams by simply allocating adequate tags (typically, about 12 tags per vibration sensor) in their PI Server. The PI System receives this data from SETPOINT hardware via a specialized software component called the SETPOINT-to-PI Adapter which runs as an embedded application inside the SETPOINT rack, on the PI Server itself, or elsewhere in the PI System. An existing PI Server or a separate PI Server dedicated to vibration can be used to store data. Detailed waveforms and other specialized plot formats are viewed in SETPOINT’s free CMS Display software. Up to 300 channels of vibration data (typically enough for 15-20 machine trains) can comfortably reside on a single PI Server, and data can be replicated to other PI Servers using a PI-to-PI Interface.


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