STM Releases Vibration-Sensing System

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STM Releases Vibration-Sensing System

STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor company, has announced that it is providing Industry 4.0 applications with a new vibration-sensing system intended to enable smart maintenance of factory equipment.

ST’s IIS3DWB vibration sensor and supporting STEVAL-STWINKT1 multi-sensor evaluation kit are built to accelerate the development of condition-monitoring systems that boost productivity by inferring equipment maintenance needs, the company reports. Analyzing the sensed vibration data locally or in the cloud helps users create strategies that can maximize uptime, minimize servicing costs and avoid emergency repairs.

STM Releases Vibration-Sensing System

The IIS3DWB three-axis ultra-wideband MEMS accelerometer detects vibrations that indicate a machine’s service requirements. The frequency response is tailored to be fully flat and with low noise up to 6kHz, the company reports, and then with a sharp cutoff and high attenuation to remove frequency-aliasing concerns and to detect machine-related faults with accuracy and consistency. Low power consumption boosts the operating lifetime of independently powered sensor nodes.

Machine-condition monitoring is central to industrial digital transformation, bringing the power to enhance manufacturing performance and safety while enabling new services and business models,

said Alessandro Cremonesi, ST’s VP of system research and applications, in a prepared statement.

Our vibration sensor and IIoT multi-sensor development kit and reference design are the best-performing and most affordable solutions in the market today, enabling high-performance and cost-effective plug-and-play industrial sensing.

The IIS3DWB vibration-sensing system-in-package is in production now and is available for $9 in a 14-lead plastic land grid array package.

Author: Tim Cole
Image Credit: STMicroelectronics

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