Using accelerometers

Accelerometers serve as crucial tools for monitoring a diverse array of machinery, from motors and pumps to turbines and compressors. By gauging vibration through electrical signals, companies are able to gain valuable insights into a machine's performance. This is because accelerometers will flag any structural issues early on. Here are some other benefits of using accelerometers:

  1. Preventing Costly Downtime: Accelerometers play a pivotal role in pre-empting costly downtime by identifying potential issues before they escalate into full-blown equipment failures. This proactive approach not only saves money but also ensures continuous operational efficiency.
  2. Enhancing Safety: Across industries, businesses leverage accelerometers to bolster safety measures. By promptly detecting abnormal machine behaviour, they can take preventive measures to safeguard employees from severely hazardous conditions, helping to create a safer working environment.
  3. Cost-effective Repairs: Monitoring vibration levels enables businesses to address problems in their early stages, minimising the extent of repairs needed and reducing the likelihood of costly machinery replacements. This proactive maintenance approach translates to significant cost savings over time.
  4. Gaining Insight: Accelerometers empower businesses with comprehensive insights into their machinery's performance, allowing for informed decision-making. By monitoring vibration patterns and promptly addressing anomalies, businesses can optimise machine efficiency and longevity.

Accelerometers are invaluable to businesses wishing to monitor and maintain their machinery effectively. By investing in vibration monitoring technology, companies can improve their operations by reducing unscheduled downtime. In the long run this should ultimately help in safeguarding productivity and profitability. 

At Monitran, we offer a wide range of general and specialised accelerometers tailored to diverse applications. Our range includes general purpose analysis sensors, general purpose monitoring sensors and special purpose sensors. 

Industries which require accelerometers include oil & gas, marine, mining and more. Get in touch with us today to discover the optimal accelerometer solution for your specific needs.

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Ideal for use with portable and on-line vibration analysers.

Monitran 5032

Monitoring Systems

Monitoring systems that can be used to measure vibration.



Switch Enclosures and Connection Enclosures by Monitran.

linear variable differential transformer


LVDT'S are a popular tansducer in industrial applications.

eddy current probes and drivers


The latest precision-wound copper coil Proximity Sensors.



Allowing the user access to a vibration sensor for machinery.

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