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IMPORTANT READ THIS BEFORE USING YOUR NEW MICROLOG

The Microlog must be manually initialized when you first receive it.

To verify that your Microlog has been initialized properly, here is a technique we suggest you use.

Before initializing, go to the Microlog’s Utilities/System Setup screen and set Auto Range:On. Initialize as described below,

then go back to the Utilities/System Setup screen.

If you see

Auto Range: set to Off , you have successfully initialized.

Warning - Initialization resets all Microlog settings to their factory defaults, deletes all downloaded ROUTE infor- mation, and deletes any measurements stored in the Microlog.

To initialize the Microlog:

With the Microlog OFF, simultaneously hold down the Microlog’s 9 and 6 keys.

While depressing the 9 and 6 keys, press and release the ON/OFF key, continue holding down the 9 and 6 keys until the Microlog’s first screen fully displays.

The Microlog’s status line at the top of the main menu display should indicate 100% of free memory.

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Microlog Data Collector/Analyzer

CMVA60 & CMVA60 ULS

Supports MICROLOG Firmware Version 3.81 Supports PRISM 2 Version 1.31 Supports PRISM 4 for Windows Version 1.32 User Manual: Part No. 31814500 Revision A

User Manual

Microlog Data Collector/Analyzer CMVA60 & CMVA60 ULS Supports MICROLOG Firmware Version 3.81 Supports PRISM Version 1.31

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Electronic components, transducers, accelerometers, and the keypad are guaranteed for a period of twelve (12) months, mechanical compo- nents and cable assemblies are guaranteed for a period of ninety (90) days.

This warranty does not extend to units that have been mis- used, altered, or repaired without manufacturer’s authorization. Defects or failures experienced during the warranty period will be corrected at no charge at the manufacturer’s facility. If, upon examination, it is found

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In the event that any of the above limitations are held un- enforceable, our liability to you shall not exceed the li- cense fee you paid, regardless of the form of any claim. Be- cause of the extreme diversity of ways that the product can be used, you are advised to test the product thoroughly for your purposes before rely- ing on it.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents Introduction I About This Manual . . Who Uses the Microlog/PRISM System? .

Introduction

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The Route Menu

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About This Manual

Introduction

This manual introduces you to the CMVA60 Microlog sys-

tem.

It offers a complete and detailed reference to each

Microlog menu, data screen, and data screen option. This information is essential when setting up the CMVA60 Microlog and when using the Microlog to collect and dis- play machinery data.

The CMVA60 ULS is the Ultra Low Speed version of the standard CMVA60.

Its performance is optimized for ultra low

speed machine applications.

All other

functionality for the CMVA60 ULS re- mains identical to the CMVA60 V3.81.

As you use this manual, you’ll discover certain conven- tions used:

Bold type is used to indicate text that appears in a Microlog menu or data screen. Italics are used to emphasize important information.

are used to indicate notes to the reader.

Step-by-step procedures are sequenced using bullets, .

The CMVA60 Microlog may be config-

ured for either English or Metric units of

measurement.

In this manual, all

Microlog setup and display screens ap-

pear with English units.

CMVA60 Microlog

Intro

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1

User Manual

Introduction

About This Manual

Chapter Overview

This manual’s chapters are organized to help the new

Microlog user quickly set up the Microlog for measuring specific applications, and to quickly reference the

Microlog’s menus, data screens, and options. overview follows:

A chapter

Introduction - Describes this User Manual, overviews the Microlog system, and describes new enhancements to the Microlog data collector.

Applications - This section uses flow charts and text to help new users quickly set up the Microlog to perform “ standard” vibration measurements on “ typical” rotating machinery.

Reference Manual - Chapters 1 - 8

Chapters 1 through 8 offer a complete and detailed descrip- tion of each Microlog menu, its data screens and options:

Chapter 1, The Route Menu Chapter 2, The NonRoute Menu Chapter 3, The Transfer Menu Chapter 4, The Applications Menu Chapter 5, The Analyzer Menu Chapter 6, The Review Menu Chapter 7, The Reports Menu Chapter 8, The Utilities Menu

Appendices A - F

Appendices A through F provide valuable information on the Microlog and its applications:

Appendix A, Battery Capacity, Care, and Testing Appendix B, Specifications Appendix C, Why Zoom? Appendix D, Multi-pin Input Pinouts Appendix E, Remote Communications

Intro

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CMVA60 Microlog

 

User Manual

Introduction Who Uses the Microlog/PRISM System?

Appendix F - Microlog Download Utility Appendix G - Introduction to the Triax Acceler- ometer Sensor

Who Uses the Microlog/PRISM System?

The CMVA60 Microlog/PRISM System is used by experi- enced machinery maintenance personnel who wish to col- lect and analyze vibration data from their rotating machinery, to help reduce costs and downtime.

What is the CMVA60 Microlog System?

A CMVA60 Microlog System (Figure I - 1) consists of three components:

A CMVA60 Microlog data collector,

A host computer with PRISM 2 , PRISM 4 for Windows, or equivalent software, and

A support module.

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CMSS50080 or CMSS50080-CE and CMSS250 25 PIN to 9 PIN support module CMSS50077 host computer Microlog
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The CMVA60 Microlog Data Collector

The CMVA60 Microlog data collector is a lightweight, portable, data acquisition and storage terminal (Figure

I - 2).

It collects machinery vibration, temperature, and

other condition monitoring measurements.

Together with

visual observations, the CMVA60 Microlog allows for de- tailed machine condition analyses in a harsh industrial en- vironment.

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Figure I - 2. Model CMVA60.
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The Microlog performs all the tasks required for machin- ery predictive (condition) maintenance. It automatically collects both dynamic (vibration) and static (process) meas- urements from almost any source, it provides easy to use

set up screens for quickly capturing data related to specific applications like balancing, tracking filter, cyclic analysis, and current analysis, and it allows the user to configure up to 12 measurements for automatic data collection at one

measurement point.

Using the same sensor, the user need

press only one button to sequentially collect all pre-config- ured measurements.

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A variety of input devices may be used with your

Microlog.

Vibration measurements are collected with a

handheld probe, magnetically mounted probe, permanently mounted sensors, or from an installed monitoring system. Temperature measurements are collected with a non-con- tact infrared sensor or with a contact probe.

Values read from other indicators may be entered into the Microlog by pressing the appropriate numeric keys on the

Microlog keyboard.

You can also enter your observations

by typing them in languages or as coded notes.

In addition to its function as a data collector, the Microlog has all the functions and performances of a powerful ana- lyzer to capture and display high resolution spectra for de- tailed analysis. A Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) frequency spectrum and a time domain waveform are avail- able for display on the LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) screen.

The Microlog automatically turns itself off after 5 minutes of inactivity to preserve battery life (in all functions except Analyzer, Transfer, Battery/Temperature, and Re- ports).

PRISM Host Software

PRISM 2 (DOS version) and PRISM 4 for Windows are op- tional support software packages that work with the Microlog to help machinery maintenance personnel man- age machine condition data.

In this manual, the term “ PRISM host software” describes both PRISM versions (DOS and Windows).

PRISM host software automatically performs the tedious clerical work required in sorting and saving data.

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Through detailed printed reports it alerts maintenance per- sonnel to alarm conditions (exceptions from normal).

PRISM host software helps machinery maintenance person- nel to understand the true condition of their rotating ma- chinery and to base maintenance decisions on the actual condition of machines.

PRISM host software excels in presenting collected ma- chinery data in statistical and graphic plot format to obtain useful analysis data (Figure I - 3).

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Figure I - 3. A PRISM 4 Spectrum Display.
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A PRISM 4 Spectrum Display.

Refer to the PRISM host software’s User Manual for op- erational details.

The host computer has varying minimum configurations depending on which

PRISM host software is used.

See your

PRISM host software’s User Manual for

detailed minimum configuration informa- tion.

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The Support Module

The CMVA6112 Support Module (Figure I - 4) is capable of fast charging the NiMH (CMVA50230-1) battery pack.

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The CMVA6112 Support Module.

There are 2 LEDs and a Deep Discharge button on the CMVA6112 Support Module. The Deep Discharge button

is used for deep discharging the battery pack in the sup-

port module’s pocket.

Once deep discharging is complete,

the support module automatically fast charges the battery pack.

The “ Battery in Charger” LED indicates the charging status of the battery pack on the support module, the “ Bat- tery in Microlog” LED displays the charging status of the battery pack in the Microlog.

The LEDs indicate the battery pack’s 3 different charging modes:

Deep Discharging (Support Module battery only) - LED flashes slowly.

Fast Charge - LED is ON continuously.

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Trickle Charge - LED flashes quickly.

Reference Appendix A for a detailed de- scription of battery capacity, care, and testing.

The CMVA6112 is powered by an univer-

sal AC/DC adapter.

Use of a different

adapter to power the Support Module should be consulted with the manufac- turer, or the Support Module may be dam- aged.

Microlog System Connections

The support module (Figure I -

4) supplied with each Mi-

crolog system provides a convenient, compatible interface between the Microlog and its host computer through RS- 232 connectors. The support module also contains the bat- tery charger for the Microlog’s batteries.

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What You Will Find On The Main Screen

> To connect your Microlog system:

Using the supplied CMSS50080, CMSS50080- CE cable, or CMSS250 (25 PIN to 9 PIN adapt- er supporting 9 PIN serial ports), connect your host computer to the support module between the connection marked COMPUTER on the support module and one of the serial ports (COM1 or COM2) on the back of your com- puter (Figure I - 1).

Using the supplied CMSS50077 cable, connect the support module to the Microlog between the connector marked MICROLOG on the support module and the 25-pin D connector on the top surface of the Microlog Collector.

Plug the support module into an AC power sup- ply through the external transformer adapter sup- plied with the support module.

Before using your Microlog, check to make sure that the transformer adapter supplied with your support module is cor- rect for your electric line supply. The Microlog uses the same 25-pin D connector for connection to its various sensors and to its support module. Keep the connector attached to insure it remains clean while in an industrial envi- ronment.

What You Will Find On The Main Screen

The Microlog collector has a large, supertwist graphic liq-

uid crystal display (LCD).

Everything needed to identify

and assess a measurement (identification, description, en- gineering units, warning alarms, last value recorded, and current value) appears on the graphic LCD screen.

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What You Will Find On The Main Screen

When you first turn on the Microlog collector, the main menu and title block are displayed (Figure I - 5).

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The CMVA60 Microlog Power Up Screen.

Version Number

The title block, displayed to the right of the main menu on

power up, includes the firmware version number. number if you call customer support.

Use this

If you call customer support, you will also be asked for the Microlog’s serial

number.

It is located on back of the Mi-

crolog case ..

The Microlog screen contains three main areas: status line, working area, and prompt area.

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The Status Line

The one-line strip at the top of your Microlog screen is called the status line (Figure I - 6).

status line

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The status line displays the current date and time (if you previously set them correctly). The status line also con- stantly reports on the percent of free memory available. Other items of information appear from time to time in the status line. They are:

Signal Overload Warning (OV)

Low Battery Warning (BT)

Out of Limit Collector Temperature Warning

(TP) Shift Lock On up arrow indicator

When the BT (low battery charge) indicator appears, you have approximately 20 minutes to complete immediate measurements before the Microlog shuts down to preserve

your data.

At this point you can replace the main battery

or connect the Microlog to its support module charger. All data and instructions in the Microlog are fully pre- served for up to 3 minutes by an internal power source while you change the main battery.

The Signal Overload Warning (OV) displays to warn of probable inaccuracies when an incoming signal overloads

the internal signal conditioning. Do not record data with

the OV indicator continuously on.

Instead, range up by

pressing the up arrow key until the OV warning disappears.

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The Working Area

The Microlog’s working area includes all screen lines ex- cept the top line (the status line), and the bottom line (the prompt line).

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Figure I - 7. The Main Menu.
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The working area displays various menus (Figures 1 - 7 and 1 - 8), vibration spectra (Figure 1 - 9), and machinery condition displays (Figure 1 - 10).

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The Battery and Operating Temperature Condition Screen.

The Prompt Area

The one-line strip at the bottom of your Microlog screen is called the prompt line. Its prompts (messages) are single line clues to what is happening and to what choices you have next (Figure 1 - 11).

prompt area

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The Keypad

For easy learning and use, the Microlog keys are divided into five groups: Operating Keys, Control Keys, Numeric Keys, Function Keys, and Miscellaneous Keys (Figure I -

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A Microlog Front Panel.

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Operating Keys

The four Operating Keys are ENTER (2), DISPLAY IL- LUMINATION and ON/OFF (Figure I - 13).

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The Operating Keys: ENTER (2),

Display Illumination and ON/OFF.

Control Keys

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The Control Keys.

The six control keys are located below both ENTER keys (Figure I - 14).

Escape and Menu - The two leftmost keys are designated ESCAPE and MENU.

MENU displays a pop-up menu window.

ESCAPE returns the Microlog back one menu. The Microlog reports the action to be performed by the

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ENTER, MENU, and ESCAPE keys in the prompt line at the bottom of your screen.

Arrow Keys - The four keys to the left of the ENTER key are the arrow keys. The right arrow and left arrow keys control the menu pointer bar, control the FFT spectrum cursor, are used in display expansion, and are used to open or close SETs from a ROUTE list.

The up arrow and down arrow keys also control the

menu pointer bar.

In addition, they control full scale

amplitude range, reposition markers, and are used to

traverse the ROUTE list via SETs.

Numeric Keys

The numeric keys (Figure I - 15) are located in the right bottom section of the keypad.

CMVA55-1.w mf Figure I - 15. The Numeric Keys.
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The Numeric Keys.

Numeric keys may, under certain circumstances, assume additional functions which duplicate commands on the pop- up menu. PGUP, PGDN, HOME, END, (GLOBAL) OPEN, and (GLOBAL) CLOSE may all be implemented

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directly from the numeric keypad without displaying the pop-up menu. This feature is very useful and saves consid- erable time when moving through a hierarchy list.

Function Keys

You may activate analyzer functions such as FREEZE, MKRS ON/OFF, DISPLY EXPAND, SAVE, and ZOOM by pressing labeled keys located in the left center section of the keypad (Figure I - 16).

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The Function Keys.

Miscellaneous Keys

SHIFT - You make most entries through the keypad in un-

shifted mode.

This includes operating the arrow

keys, entering numerals, and activating analyzer func-

tions. However, you must use shifted mode to enter

letters (alphabetic characters).

You change between

shifted and unshifted modes by pressing the medium

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grey SHIFT key located at the bottom center of the keypad (Figure I - 17).

CMVA55-1.w mf Figure I - 17. The Miscellaneous Keys.
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Figure I - 17.
The Miscellaneous Keys.

SHIFT is a toggle action key.

It works like the

CAPS LOCK key on your computer keyboard. When the keypad is in shifted mode, an upward point- ing arrow in the status line just to the right of percent- age memory remaining serves as a reminder (Figure I - 18).

caps lock indicator

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Figure I - 18.

The Caps Lock Indicator.

SPACE - Enters a space character (like the space bar on your computer).

DEL - Deletes the current character at the cursor position (only valid when editing a field.)

The Backlighting Key

Press the “ light bulb,” or Display Illumination key to the

left of the ON/OFF key (Figure I - 19) to toggle screen

backlighting on and off.

Use this feature to make viewing

easier in a dimly lighted area.

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Backlighting requires considerable power and could reduce the time between battery charges by as much as one-half (typically one-fourth).

BNC Connectors

Three BNC connectors (INPUT, PHASE, and OUTPUT)

are provided on the CMVA60 Microlog.

These connectors

provide cabling flexibility to external sensors or external monitoring/recording equipment.

When using the two input BNC connectors (INPUT and PHASE) it is important to note that the multi-pin connec- tor’s “ Cable Identification” has been disabled to achieve the flexibility of accepting signals from different sensors; including accelerometers, velocity and displacement sen- sors, process inputs, etc. Therefore, when the INPUT BNC connector is activated, the CMVA60 Microlog pro- ceeds to take data when the measurement is started, even though there is no sensor or cable attached.

Power is supplied to BNC connectors only when Connector:BNC and Sensor Power:ICP are selected in the Utilities/ System Setup option.

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These BNCs connectors are labeled:

INPUT - Accepts dynamic and process inputs using off the shelf interfaces such as ultrasonic detectors. It can be selected in the Utilities/System Setup menu as either ICP, External, or Charge Amp.

ICP - Selected when a sensor which requires 24 V dc/2.2 mA is attached to the INPUT.

INPUT BNC must be set to the ICP op- tion to power any sensor connected to the INPUT BNC (which requires 24 V dc/2.2 mA).

External - Select when taking measurements out of “ Buffered” outputs like those on permanently mounted rack systems, process signals, or from a sin- gal generator.