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New MAJOR Flex-Mat sensor

First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
November 2019
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MAJOR has launched the Flex-Mat Sensor for optimal screen media use

MAJOR, a global leading manufacturer of high-performance screening media, has introduced the Flex-Mat Sensor, a valuable and easy to operate vibration data measurement tool users can utilise to review results and fine-tune their screen machine without shutting down equipment. The app-controlled vibration analysis sensor enables readings of screen-box vibrations within seconds and generates a report that can be sent or reviewed.

“Our focus is on making our customers more profitable and productive. This technology does that by putting a wealth of screen performance data into the palm of their hand,” said Peter Bauer, MAJOR R&D and innovation manager. “The simplicity of our system makes it extremely accessible and allows dealers and their customers to make educated decisions to improve performance and profits.”

The operator connects the single sensor to the Flex-Mat Sensor app on their phone before placing the sensor on one corner of the machine. The user will continue to move the sensor to each corner of the machine until finished. Once the measurement process is completed, the information will be delivered to the phone in the time it takes to climb down from the machine. Alternative systems may not provide the data until the following day. Machine information is stored locally for ease of use and viewing in areas with cellular limitations. Once a signal is available, the information uploads to MAJOR’s cloud service where it is viewable from a web browser. Historical equipment performance data is also viewable through the cloud.

The sensor measures g-force, stroke, rpm and orbit, including lateral movement — a measurement not offered by many vibration analysis systems. Producers can use the data to monitor and fine-tune screen-box performance as well as make parameter decisions with minimal guesswork.