Teat & Measurement Instruments for
Mechanical & Civil Engineering
Strain Gauges – Large Configuration single element to 3 element
120, 350, 1000 ohm. Standard and Waterproof.
Load Cells, Displacement, Pressure, Accelerometers
Our Condition Monitoring Equipment & strain gauge transducer can be used as testing equipment across various industries, such as Load Cells, Displacement, Pressure, Accelerometers, Civil Engineering/Construction.
Our product lineup includes a wide range of transducers for civil engineering measurements, special measuring instruments and automatic monitoring measurement systems for bedrock, landslides, structures and dams.
The complex design of industrial machinery makes it difficult to assess the condition of the internal components. A traditional approach would be to remove the bolts and assess the components manually. This method is not only time-consuming but causes downtime as well.
Here’s a much faster and convenient solution for you.
We offer advanced, non-invasive monitoring equipment that can reveal the condition of the machinery’s internal components by picking up the vibrations, sound and temperature signals while it’s operational. Knowing the condition of your machinery based on these signals will allow you to fully utilize the runtime and plan your subsequent services accordingly.
Belcur provides condition monitoring equipment for hire in Australia. Technicians and service engineers can use this equipment to assess the machinery’s condition quickly and accurately.
Every industrial environment is unique and therefore requires a different condition monitoring method. Some of the most common and widely used methods are:
Oil analysis: This method involves testing the lubricants and other fluids used in the machinery. As the machine trends toward wear and tear, the lubricating fluid collects contaminants and/or metal shavings, which indicate an impending failure. Some of the common techniques that are used are ferrography, Dielectric strength test, Sediment test, Ultraviolet spectroscopy, etc.
Vibration Analysis: This method involves recording and analyzing vibration patterns produced by a part that may be misaligned, out of balance or inherently flawed. Each part, such as a bearing, rotor or shaft, vibrates in a different way. And these unique patterns can be used to predict probable failures. Techniques used are: Fast fourier transforms, Time waveform analysis, Ultrasonic analysis, etc.
Thermography: This includes studying thermal patterns in machines to predict abnormal wear and tear or potential failures. The device used in this process picks up temperature differences to indicate misalignment, worn components, overheating and even improper lubrication. Techniques include Comparative thermography, Pulse thermometry, Lock-in thermometry, etc.
Condition monitoring allows maximum utilisation of the machine’s runtime and avoids unexpected breakdowns. Fewer breakdowns means higher productivity and profit. And with maximum utilization of the machine’s runtime, your machine will last longer. Condition monitoring gives you an accurate analysis of your machine’s performance and output, which enable you to measure the overall success of your production unit.
With wireless sensors and accurate analysis, condition monitoring is by far the best tool for predictive maintenance. All you have to do is purchase or rent a condition monitoring kit that comes with an instruction manual to guide you through the process. Once you are familiar with the testing procedure, you can perform condition monitoring on any machinery, anytime. If you are a small business, renting a condition monitoring kit is more reasonable than buying one.
A strain gauge is used to measure the torque or axial tension applied by a turbine, generator, engine, propeller or wheel. It is essentially an electric sensor that converts rotational force into electric signals to help you determine the crucial performance metrics of the machinery.
The working of a strain gauge pressure transducer is based on the principle of piezoresistive effect. In simpler terms, it converts the applied pressure into an electrical signal that can be recorded and analyzed.