Whether you are new to vibration monitoring, or have been working in the specialty for years, we have the expertise to guide you.
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President and General Manager
Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies
Innovation that puts you ahead
Another wave of operational advantage from the leaders in industrial vibration sensing
For more than 50 years, Wilcoxon has worked with customers to develop breakthrough sensors. Today, the world of vibration monitoring and analysis is changing fast but thanks to our solid understanding of industry and defense applications and imaginative investments in R & D, we’re once again launching next generation products.
I have a doctorate in advanced measurement technologies and for more than 20 years, I've led teams developing analog, digital and wireless sensors for process automation, test and measurement and military and aerospace applications.
It’s that experience that's enabled me to lead our team of sales, engineering, manufacturing and vibration experts and guide Wilcoxon through this exciting time.
The new product development machine
One of my key goals here has been to strengthen Wilcoxon innovation.
Today, we are pushing the boundaries in:
Right now, however, we’re ready to provide the market with a brand new range of digital vibration products.
Digital vibration measurement for plant managers
Bringing vibration sensors into the digital world and getting the data to end-users without the cost and complexity of building new networks has been one of our greatest innovations. We’ve worked hard to make sure customers can use existing process automation and condition-monitoring infrastructure to capitalize on this rich new source of vibration data.
Our pioneering HART-enabled vibration sensor and our digital intelligent vibration transmitter are easy to install. And because they allow vibration condition monitoring via the Industrial Internet of Things, they are ideal for distributed balance-of-plant installations.
I’m very proud that Wilcoxon continues to lead the market in vibration sensors for industrial applications. With our unique combination of expertise in a multitude of industries and our exceptional background in vibration analysis, you can expect a lot more innovative products from us in the years to come—every one of them adding value to your business.
Director of Product & Product Management
Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies
Wilcoxon R&D delivers digital: longer life, less downtime, more efficient performance
We’ve been pioneering vibration monitoring products for decades, always keeping pace with industry requirements. Anticipating the impact of the industrial Internet of Things, we reinforced our talent pool with new design and software engineers to explore how Industry 4.0 can deliver new ways of boosting safety and maintenance regimes.
After a three-year investment program, we have created two digital vibration solutions that simplify the collection of vibration information from machinery, bringing actionable data directly into the control room.
Actionable vibration data delivered via HART or Cloud
Working with one of the best HART developers in the world, we’ve developed a HART sensor which can exchange information directly with distributed control systems.
It runs on just 3% of the power required by a standard analog unit, freeing up power for digital processing. The compact design makes room for the necessary digital components without increasing overall size and, with three configurable bands, you can program the sensor in the field to get exactly the vibration measurements you need.
What’s more, multi-drop installation allows up to 16 sensors for each single address port and there’s no need for expensive additional infrastructure as you can integrate with your existing networks.
So for the first time, plant managers can gather asset management information to optimize plant with a combined control and maintenance system.
You don’t have to be a vibration expert either. With balance-of-plant monitoring and control in one place, it’s much simpler to realize the reliability gains that digital manufacturing offers: improved safety, optimized performance and longer machine life are there for all to take advantage of.
Our second solution extends the same benefits to customers with analog vibration sensors. The iT300 Intelligent Transmitter is a simple interface between your existing sensors and the Cloud. It collects and processes vibration information from your plant, delivering actionable data such as alerts to PLC or SCADA systems, with MODBUS and TCP compatibility coming soon.
Optimize remotely via the web
Digital brings other benefits too. You no longer have to waste time and effort adjusting sensors manually. You can access both devices remotely via a simple web browser to select different options and adjust parameters when you need to.
We always look ahead, investing in R&D to make sure you can use vibration analysis to capitalize on the smart manufacturing breakthroughs that will become increasingly standard.
Technical Support Manager
Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies
Looking for smart service? Ask a smart engineer
Whether you’re a novice or an expert, we are ready to answer your questions
When you’re deciding on vibration monitoring equipment for your plant, two things count.
First, choose sensors engineered to the highest standard. We lead in technology and reliability so Wilcoxon is a safe choice.
Second, make sure your supplier has skilled experts. You should feel confident they can:
After 40 years working in this field, I know what good service means. Let’s take a closer look.
The right solution, first time
Frequency range and vibration level vary depending on the machine and where sensors are located. We know the specific requirements of process technologies in virtually every industrial sector: oil and gas, pulp and paper, food and beverage, wind power, water, pharmaceuticals … you name it … and because everyone on our technical support team has field experience, we can help you select the right sensor.
We start by reviewing every order, even if it is submitted using our new on-line ordering system. If something doesn’t look right, especially the first time around, we call the customer to talk it through—from sensors right down to cabling and mounts, we know what is needed to optimize a system.
On time, on budget
There’s a two-day turnaround on quotes to keep your project on track. Our most popular products are guaranteed in stock and ship the next business day. And as we have one of the industry’s highest on-time delivery rates, you can be confident you’ll get your order on time.
Solve all your vibration monitoring problems
Predictive maintenance has to encompass the whole plant if you want to recoup the maximum return on your investment and we’re ready to help you crack the tough problems that stop you getting that return.
Troubleshooting can be the hardest part of good service but we get it right because we’ve got the knowledge— we have decades of education, product expertise and field experience behind us.
Once a customer sent their vibration data to us claiming a misalignment problem between motor and gear box on a tire-making machine. Our analysis indicated an internal gear box problem. When we opened it up, we found about half the gear teeth were destroyed.
With a 6 to 9 month lead on manufacturing new gears, a failure would have shut down the whole plant. But with our insight, the machine was nursed through to the next scheduled maintenance.
As I said earlier, it’s taken 40 years to build up my knowledge. I take great pride in putting it at your service.
Sr. Director of Operations
Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies
Sensors you don't have to worry about
At Wilcoxon, we’ve mastered quality at volume, making tens of thousands of reliable vibration sensors every year—and we make sure each one works every time.
It’s down to on-going investment in our US factory and the professional pride of every single employee. Our production teams set the bar very high.
Because of the exceptional quality of our soldering, welding and calibration, our sensors demonstrate low aging and high stability.
And we test above and beyond the industry norm: each sensor is tested thoroughly at every stage of manufacturing, starting with raw materials and continuing with everything from resonance, isolation and feedback to shock, temperature and EMI.
For our most common sensors, that means seven individual tests during production and a final inspection before we ship.
That’s why our products have the highest Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) of any vibration sensor—probably in the world—and why even price-sensitive customers invest in our products. They have discovered the cost of poor data over the long term is just too high.
Our US facility is ISO 9001:2015 certified
Looking back at our history, you can see reliability in our DNA: for more than 50 years, we have worked in US defense, delivering marine and seismic sensors to the most demanding of specifications. It’s experience that equips us for extreme industrial applications.
Wilcoxon has the highest Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) of any vibration sensor
A sensor is for life
In over 25 years in operations, I’ve found that some suppliers offer a lifetime guarantee. What it means in practice is they come out and repair faulty sensors. But who knows how long that’ll take?
If you want to avoid expensive downtime, take a look at our Lifetime Warranty. You won’t need to reinstall after two or three years: our products work as they should for decades.
Actually, they often outlast the equipment they monitor. And that’s the way it should be—in my book, a sensor is for life.
Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies
Expertise in vibration monitoring adds value to FAE team and benefits customers
When you contact Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies FAE team, you will benefit from interacting with Peter Eitnier, Certified Vibration Analyst Category II. Peter is a key member of our FAE team. He works with customers across many different markets, a variety of applications, and a broad range of critical machine assets. Focused on your success, he answers the how's, what's and why's regarding monitoring machines using vibration monitoring as part of an effective preventive maintenance and condition monitoring program. He will help you source the appropriate solutions for your environment from pulp & paper mills to wind turbines, cooling towers, oilfield equipment, and more.
Experienced and knowledgeable, you can depend on Peter for useful answers that address detecting fault conditions earlier including imbalance, misalignment, early and late stage bearing wear, pump cavitation, gear teeth problems, and more. Have a question on trend, waveform and spectrum, do you need help with setting alarm limits, or are you just starting out and need insight on a walkaround investment, you can rely on Peter's expertise as a Wilcoxon Field Applications Engineer.
When your goals include having a better understanding of machine health, our FAE team is a valuable resource who will help you choose the right sensors, troubleshoot, tell you what to avoid, and educate, so you can confidently invest in 4-20mA sensors, accelerometers, intelligent transmitters, portable instrumentation, and more for effective machine monitoring that your team will appreciate for many years.
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