Bolt Tension Monitoring System
Easily monitor tension on critical bolts.
Track bolt tightness directly by monitoring the tension on the bolt. Scanimetrics' wireless Smart Bolt products have many uses and can be adapted to almost any application.
Most industrial environments contain hundreds, if not thousands, of bolts holding machinery and equipment in place. Some of these bolts are critical to the continued secure operation of the machinery, and the health and safety of the workers that operate them. Should these “critical bolts” fail, it may mean equipment damage, production downtime, injury of personnel, and perhaps even loss of life.
The most common method of monitoring these critical bolts for tightness is to physically inspect each bolt and take a mechanical torque reading. At best, this is an imprecise way of measuring tightness due to the various conditions of the bolt threads, and the accessibility of the bolt itself. Regardless, inspection of each bolt must be done, resulting in an inexact, manual, labour intensive and tedious process.
Scanimetrics’ Smart Bolt wireless monitoring products are changing this tedious but necessary inspection of critical bolts into a quick and precise process allowing monitoring from anywhere in the world.
By installing Scanimetrics’ Smart Bolt product, you can accurately monitor the tightness of each critical bolt (in lbs, kips or kN), and then have this information wirelessly transmitted to any capture device by email, text message, voice message, or web update.
The Bolt Tension Monitoring System in Action
|Sensor Operating Temperature Range||-40 °C to +150 °C|
|Wireless Module Operating Temperature Range||-40 °C to +85 °C|
|Sensor Options||Smart Bolt with embedded load sensor or load washer|
|Bolt Sizes||0.2 - 2 inches (5 - 50 mm) diameter|
|Load Sensing Range||2,400 – 300,000 lbs (10 – 1,300 kN)|
|Maximum Wireless Operating Range to Master||10 metres (extendable with repeaters)|
|Maximum Battery Life||1 year of operation|
|Modes of Operation||Real-time display, unaccompanied alarming, data logging and data transmission|
|Wireless Module Housing||Sealed epoxy compound (water and chemical resistant, built to IP67 standard)|
|Wireless Mass Mounting Method||Epoxy or spot weld|
|Certifications||FCC and Industry Canada|
|Extended Sensor Temperature Range||-55 °C to +200 °C|
|Extended Life Battery||2 years of operation|
|Certifications||Intrinsic Safety (Zone 0 or Class I, Division 1)|
All specifications subject to change without notice