Save time, save your bearings and improve plant reliability.
UE Systems 4Cast – a 24/7 Ultrasonic Monitoring System
Save time, save your bearings and improve plant reliability: review bearing information from the convenience of your office. Monitor bearing condition 24/7 and tell 4Cast when to send a report.
4Cast is a smart alert system that records data and sounds continuously, issues alarms, sends data and sound samples to specialized software for analysis and reporting.
Data along with sound samples can be reviewed and analyzed to determine the condition of a bearing just before, during and after a change in alarm status. This provides important information to help understand what happened and when.
Permanently installed transducers continuously monitor bearing condition 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All data is stored locally. Should a change in condition occur and a pre-established alarm level is entered, the system, via the plant’s Ethernet will issue an alarm notification, enter data and sound samples into UE Systems DMS data management system until the alarm condition has been reversed.
The 4Cast system is remarkably flexible. Users can schedule condition sampling by minutes, hours, days, even weeks. An alarm level can be set to note a condition change, for example 8 dB over baseline for a lack of lubrication alarm.
Once an alarm is triggered, the user can set the number of readings prior to, during and after the alarm for analysis. The system will also send an immediate text or email to alert users of the point where an alarm was found.
Customize your report intervals
Data and sound recording transfer rates are customizable so that while the data are routinely recorded on the 4Cast box, a report containing only the latest information will be sent to Ultratrend DMS (UE Systems data management analysis and reporting program). Reporting frequency can be set by the user (for example, once a week, month or year).
Set your alarm levels
Alarm levels can be set to provide a low alarm and a high alarm.
Analyze how and why the alarm went off:
- When a set alarm level is reached or exceeded, the system will send previously logged data and recorded sounds directly to Ultratrend DMS for review.
- After an alarm has been restored, all data and sound recordings stored during the alarm period can be set to transfer to the computer for more detailed analysis and reporting.
Each 4Cast box monitors up to four bearings. The 4Cast works together with UE Systems Remote Access Sensors (RAS).
The 4Cast truly has you covered!
Specifications overview 4Cast
Weight: 4.7 lbs. (2.1 kg)
Length: 25’ (7.62 m), can be ordered up to 100 feet (30,48 m)
The 4Cast is covered by one or more of the following patents:
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