Accelerometer Sensors for the Paper Industry

Ensuring the reliability and efficiency of machinery in the paper industry is crucial to maintaining product quality and minimising downtime. At Monitran, we offer high-quality accelerometer sensors specifically designed for the paper industry, providing accurate vibration monitoring to detect early signs of equipment failure.

Why Vibration Monitoring is Essential

The intense heat and caustic processes involved in paper manufacturing make predictive maintenance vital. Vibration monitoring with accelerometers can help prevent catastrophic failures by identifying mechanical problems early. This proactive approach allows for timely maintenance, ensuring operational uptime and enhancing overall productivity.

Commonly Monitored Machinery in Paper Mills

Our accelerometer sensors are ideal for monitoring a wide range of machinery commonly found in paper mills, including:

  • Calendars
  • Chippers
  • Dryers
  • Drying Cylinders
  • Fans
  • Gearboxes
  • Motors
  • Compressors
  • Paper Machine Rolls
  • Couch Rolls
  • Pumps
  • Winders

By continuously monitoring the vibration levels of these machines, our sensors help identify issues before they lead to significant problems.

Common Faults Detected

Accelerometers are instrumental in detecting various faults that can cause machinery to malfunction, such as:

  • Improper Lubrication: Leading to excessive wear and tear.
  • Misalignment: Causing uneven load distribution.
  • Uneven Wear: Resulting from imbalanced forces.
  • Overloading: Straining the machinery beyond its capacity.

These faults, if left unchecked, can lead to significant downtime and costly repairs.

Benefits of Monitran's Accelerometer Sensors

Monitran’s accelerometers offer several advantages, including:

  • True Peak Detection: For short-transient impulses.
  • Cost-effective Implementation: Low-cost sensors providing high value.
  • Enhanced Safety and Asset Management: Preventing catastrophic failures.
  • Optimised Maintenance Scheduling: Reducing unnecessary downtime.
  • Certified for Hazardous Areas: Suitable for the demanding environments of paper mills.

Permanent Mounting for Harsh Environments

Given the challenging environments in paper and pulp processing, our sensors are designed for permanent mounting, ensuring they remain effective and reliable over the long term.

Learn More and Get in Touch

To find out more about how Monitran’s accelerometer sensors can benefit your paper mill, visit our paper industry page. For personalised advice and solutions, contact us directly via our contact page.

By integrating Monitran’s accelerometer sensors into your maintenance programme, you can ensure your machinery operates smoothly, reducing downtime and increasing overall efficiency.

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We manufacture in the United Kingdom and source the majority of our materials and components from selected quality-managed local and national suppliers.

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