Installation Treon Industrial Node and Industrial Node 6
Feb 1, 2023 · 4 minutes to read
This article gives an overview over Industrial Node and Industrial Node 6 installation mehtods.
When mounting the Industrial Node and Industrial Node 6 to a monitored equipment, it is important to consider the location of the sensor and the contact between the sensor and the machine. The best location to attach the sensor depends on the machine and the monitored vibration source.
For best measurement quality, the contact surface on the machine should be
- completely flat: within 0.03 mm (1 mil = 1/1000th inch)
- smooth: surface texture no greater than Ra 0.8 (32 microinches)
- larger than the base of the Industrial Node: It is recommended that the Industrial Node is mounted via a drilled and tapped hole directly to the machine housing.
In cases where the surface of the machine is curved or uneven, epoxy must be used between the machine surface and the Industrial Node. Screwing the Industrial Node to a curved surface may lead to the node’s bolt twisting and therefore permanent damage to the device.
There are four possible installation methods that we recommend:
|Installation Method||Bonding||Surface||Thread Hole||Curved Surface||Manual Alignment|
|Without Adapter||Mechanical||32 mm||18.5 mm||no||no|
|Nut Adapter||Mechanical/Epoxy||25 mm||9.5 mm||no||yes|
|Magnetic Mount Adapter||Epoxy||32 mm||none||yes||yes|
|Glue Mount Adapter||Glue||32 mm||none||no||yes|
In case you would also like to measure the temperature of the machine, the optimal installation method is without an adapter. Only with this way the measurement point of the Industrial Node or Industrial Node 6 is deep enough below the machine surface to measure the temperature accurately.
Installation via the Nut Adapter will still produce valuable temperature data, but is in general not as accurate as the installation without any adapter.
Installation with an Magnetic Epoxy Mount Adapter Adapter or the Glue Mount Adapter is not recommended if you would like to have accurate machine temperature measurements. With these installation methods, the temperature data for your machine will be in low resolution and with low accuracy.
Installation without Adapter
The Industrial Node is directly attached to the machine surface. This minimizes the vibration transmission route for best measurement quality. Manual alignment of the Industrial Node is not possible with this installation method.
Installation without any adapter requires a flat surface of 32 mm diameter, and a hole for an M8 bolt with 18.5 mm depth of threading.
Read the full article on installation without an adapter here.
Installation with Treon Nut Adapter
Using a Nut Adapter enables attaching the Industrial Node to a spot with less available space in diameter, a shorter M8 opening with less threading and with additional epoxy to uneven surface. It is possible to manually align the Industrial Node.
Installation with a Nut Adapter requires a Treon Nut Adapter, a flat surface area of at least 25 mm diameter, a hole for M8 bolt with 9.5 mm depth of threading, and optional epoxy.
Read the full article on installation with a Nut Adapter here.
Installation with Treon Magnetic Mount Adapter
Using the Magnetic Mount Adapter enables attaching the Industrial Node to uneven surfaces and without any opening for a bolt. It is possible to manually align the Industrial Node.
Installation with a Treon Magnetic Mount Adapter requires a Treon Magnetic Mount Adapter, epoxy, and a surface area of minimum 32 mm diameter.
Read the full article on installation with an Magnetic Epoxy Mount Adapter here.
Installation with Treon Glue Mount Adapter
Using the Glue Mount Adapter enables attaching the Industrial Node with glue. It is possible to manually align the Industrial Node.
Installation with a Glue Mount Adapter requires a Treon Glue Mount Adapter, suitable glue, and a surface area of at least 32 mm diameter.
Read the full article on Installation with a Glue Mount Adapter here.
If you need any additional help with the installation process of your Industrial Node or Industrial Node 6, or at any point are unsure how to proceed, please contact Treon Customer Support.