Building a Continous Monitoring System based on AED404 / AED416 Acoustic-emission Devices

Main components of a continuous monitoring system based on SENSOPHONE AED404 / AED416 AE devices:

  • Computer: It can be of any kind with OS Windows XP / 7 / 8.1 / 10 (all versions), with AED64 software installed. It can be placed nearby or even very far from the monitoring system’s cabinets.

  • Cabinet: Industrial enclosure of needed dimensions, material, protection category, and with required certificates. Saving from direct sunshine is recommended.

  • SENSOPHONE AED404 / AED416 devices: In any combination, according Module coding rules. Devices can be housed in several cabinets.

  • Networking equipment: Optional – Ethernet switch, router, optical / WiFi / 3G, 4G Mobile / PowerLine adapter – as needed. Powered from local power supply.

  • Power Supply: It is mandatory for the cabinet of the leading AED404 or AED416 device. It can be a simple wall adapter or non-interrupted industrial power supply equipment with solar panel input and accumulator back-up – as needed. Similar solution is possible for powering cabinets of “midway” AED404 or AED416 devices.

  • Ethernet patch cables: of quality Cat5E or better. Length is from 0.2 m up to 100 m. Take cable parameters into consideration when you are planning the powering system!

  • Sensor cables: For each AE sensor. Coaxial cables 75 Ohm of needed length up to 100 m. In special cases the length can be up to 300 m, too.

  • Preamplifiers: For each AE sensor. Installed at the sensor’s end of the sensor cable or built in to the sensor itself. Powered from the Sensophone AED404 / AED416 devices. Power voltage is +7.5 VDC. They have sensor-test possibility.

  • AE sensors: Piezoelectric detector with or without built-in preamplifier and/or fixing magnet. Used with appropriate contact material/glue and fixing method.