Motionics has created the newest wireless angle sensor BlueAngle and included it in this Wireless Rotor Runout Kit. Combining Bluetooth dial indicator BlueDial and the FREE iPad application Runout, users can seamlessly measure both circumference and rotating angles and easily inspect rotor runout on iPad.
BlueAngle can be attached to the end face or the circumference of a rotor with its magnetic base. While the rotor rotates, BlueAngle also rotates with it and continuously measures the rotating angle. At the same time, BlueDial can be set to measure at the edge of the rotating plane. Both sensors transmit data wirelessly to iPad. In the Runout app, displacement measurements from BlueDial and rotating angle readings from BlueAngle are matched to depict the real contour of the rotor in test. To better visualize collected data, we embed a probe meter for BlueDial readings. Users can freely set the range of the probe meter to achieve different display resolution. An analog needle rotates while BlueDial reading changes. Two limit bars stay at maximum reading and minimum reading for quick reference. For BlueAngle, a rotating arrow follows the value of BlueAngle, indicating the angular position of the rotor.
Two Working Modes:
- Continuous Mode
- In continuous mode, readings are constantly recorded while the rotor rotates. A real-time plot provides a quick view of the shape of the rotor. Once data collection is finished, users have the options to plot in cartesian coordinate (dial readings vs time or dial readings vs angle) or create a polar plot.
- Point Mode
- A common scenario in runout test is to only test at certain points on the circumference. Point Mode of Runout app is designed for this application. With our wireless runout kit, instead of marking all testing points, stopping at each of them and writing down values, the Runout app itself automatically triggers data recording once BlueAngle reaches the preset angular position. In the end of each test, values and locations of maximum/minimum readings are summarized in the result table.
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