PROXIMITY TRANSDUCER SYSTEM OPERATION

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Bently Nevada Corporation All Rights Reserved, 1996
The following marks are Bently Nevada Corporation’s Registered Trade Names:

MicroPROX  Keyphasor  Key   Trendmaster  Dynamic Data Manager 

ADRE  Proximitor  Velomitor  Smart Monitor  Transient Data Manager 

REBAM Seismoprobe TorXimitor  Data Manager  Bently Nevada

TRIAXIAL CABLE
CENTER CONDUCTOR

OUTER SCREEN

INNER SCREEN

INSULATION

PROBE NUMBERING
TIP ASSEMBLY CABLE FIXED LOCK NUT

P/N 330106-05-30-10-02-00 S/N APRS 416567

EXTENSION CABLE NUMBERING
HEAT SHRINK SLEEVING

CONNECTOR

P/N 330130-080-00-00

PROXIMITOR

SIGNAL OUTPUT

TRANSDUCER POWER

SIGNAL COMMON
ELECTRICAL LENGTH

PROXIMITOR OPERATION
<100mil

RF SIGNAL

EXTENSION CABLE AND PROBE

PROXIMITOR

DEMODULATOR OSCILLATOR

BENTLY NEVADA

EDDY CURRENT FLOW

RF SIGNAL

EDDY CURRENTS

BENTLY NEVADA

CONDUCTIVE MATERIAL

R

SMALL GAP

RF SIGNAL

0

LARGE GAP

RF SIGNAL

0

CHANGING GAP

RF SIGNAL

0

DEMODULATOR OPERATION

DEMODULATOR 0 INPUT

PROXIMITOR OUTPUT

0

RADIAL AND AXIAL MOVEMENT

RADIAL MOVEMENT

AXIAL MOVEMENT

KEYPHASOR WITH NOTCH TARGET

NOTCH

GAP CHANGE

TIME

PROBE OVER SURFACE

PROBE OVER NOTCH

ONE REVOLUTION
VOLTAGE CHANGE

KEYPHASOR WITH PROJECTION TARGET

BENTLY NEVADA

PROJECTION

GAP CHANGE

TIME
ONE REVOLUTION

PROBE OVER PROJECTION

PROBE OVER SURFACE

VOLTAGE CHANGE

PROXIMITOR CALIBRATION GRAPH
24
22
CHANGE IN GAP

20 OUTPUT IN VOLTS - DC 18 16

14
12 10 8 6 4

2
0
mils 0

10

20 30

40

50

60

70

80 90 100 110 120 130 140

PROBE GAP

CHANGE IN VOLTAGE

Average Scale Factor (ASF) equals:
change in gap voltage change in gap

(-18.0Vdc) - (-2.0Vdc) 0.08in or 2.0 mm

= 200 mV/mil
or = 7.87 mV/um

POWER SUPPLY VOLTAGE EFFECTS
24 22 20

-24V SUPPLY

OUTPUT IN VOLTS - DC

18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2

-16V SUPPLY

0
mils 0

10

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100 110 120 130 140

PROBE GAP

COMPONENT MISMATCH EFFECTS
24 22 20

SHORT OUTPUT IN VOLTS - DC
18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 0

CORRECT

LONG

mils

0

10

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100 110 120 130 140

PROBE GAP

TARGET MATERIAL EFFECTS
24 22 20

OUTPUT IN VOLTS - DC

18 16 14 12

10
8 6 4 2 0 mils 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120 130 140
4140 STEEL

TUNGSTEN
ALUMINUM COPPER

PROBE GAP

CROSSTALK

SIDEVIEW

TARGET SIZE

YES

NO

PROXIMITOR CALIBRATION EQUIPMENT SET-UP

PROXIMITOR CALIBRATION EQUIPMENT SET-UP
PROBE TARGET

SPINDLE MICROMETER

EXTENSION CABLE PROXIMITOR

BENTLY NEVADA

out com vt

DC VOLTMETER

-VT INPUT

APPLICATION EXERCISE
Q1. The three parts of a proximity transducer system are: a. Probe b. Extension cable c. Proximitor Q2. The ruggedised coaxial cable used in the system has a center conductor two screens .

Q3. What is the electrical length of the following probe? 330106-05-30-05-02-0 0.5M .
Q4. What is the electrical length of the following extension cable? 330130-045-00-00 4.5M . Q5. What is the total electrical length required by the following Proximitor? 330100-50-00 5.0M .

APPLICATION EXERCISE
-17.5 Q6. The Proximitor must be supplied with a dc voltage between Vdc -26.0 ____________ Vdc and . RF Q7. An field is created around the probe. It extends away from the 80 mils face of the probe for linear range of at least . eddy currents Q8. When a conductive material is within range of the probe _____________ flow in the surface of that material. material Q9. A Proximitor must be calibrated to suit the it positive has as a target. as the target 10KHz to

Q10. The dc output from the Proximitor will go more 0Hz(dc) moves closer to the probe. ac dc Q11. A proximity system frequency response is from and

APPLICATION EXERCISE
Q12. Name three applications for a proximity transducer system. a. Thrust measurement b. Vibration measurement Keyphasor c. _____________________

Q13. Calculate the scale factor (sf) from the following: 90mils = 18.5Vdc, 10mils = 2.25Vdc. 203mV/mil Is it within tolerance? Yes, 1.5% error
Q14. Name three reasons why a proximity system could be out of tolerance. a. Incorrect supply voltage b. Mismatched components c. Incorrect target material

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