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PdMA® Corporation, based in Tampa, Florida, has been a key player in the predictive maintenance (PdM) and condition monitoring industry since August 1, 1993. With over 30 years of experience, PdMA offers electric motor testing instruments and services that cater to various sectors including manufacturing, utilities, aerospace, petro/chemical, mining, and automotive, among others. The company’s mission is to assist clients in maximizing their productivity and efficiency amid resource constraints.

Products

Protect your critical electric motors with early, predictive, automatic health assessment from the PdMAEYE
24-hour machinery condition feedback integrates directly into your electric motor reliability program

Features

  • Surveillance monitoring of Power Quality, Power Circuit, Stator, Rotor, and Air Gap
  • Low, medium, and high voltage AC and DC Motors
  • 12-channel simultaneous acquisition
  • Torque and efficiency analysis
  • Impedance and phase angle measurement
  • Power and current signature tests
  • Automated motor In-Rush/Start-Up
  • Event triggered auto alert
24-hour machinery condition feedback integrates directly into your electric motor reliability program

Data Includes:

  • Current Spectral Analysis
  • High Frequency Eccentricity Analysis
  • Three Phase In-Rush/Start-Up
  • Phase-to-Phase Voltage RMS
  • Line-to-Neutral Voltage RMS
  • Voltage Imbalance
  • Crest Factor
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
  • % Full Load Amps
  • Average Current RMS

HARDWARE

The Controller will be a PdMA required and dedicated application computer.

The PdMAEYE Controller will be connected to the facility network via ethernet. The Controller will also be connected via ethernet to one or more PdMAEYE modules. A managed switch will be installed between the Controller and PdMAEYE modules. Alternate ethernet adapter connectivity can be utilized such as Fiber Optics and Wi-Fi where preferred.
Yes, it is recommended to have protected power supply to the Controller and switch.
Local Power Supply at the PdMAEYE or Power Over Ethernet (POE) from the switch (preferred).
Once you have selected the assets to be monitored, we will select the appropriate Voltage SCM to send with the PdMAEYE. Sort of like selecting the right MTAP. The voltage range of the SCM is from 120v – 600v. Medium voltage (4160v) will need the 120v SCM as we will be connecting to the Potential Transformer (PT) output. 690-1000v systems will use transducers.
Motor test data is not considered confidential/sensitive data. Although critical to ensure motor reliability and plant productivity for the maintenance department it should have no impact in the unlikely event that it was to be breached and accessed by external personnel.
AT&T Cellular communication from the Controller to the Cloud will be an option for those without a network option.
No. Independent CT’s are required to support the PdMAEYE. However, the same voltage connections can be utilized for connecting the voltage inputs.
Only one Cloud Services will be required to manage the entire permanently installed (PdMAEYE) and portable (MCEMAX) programs.
We expect one Controller to be utilized for multiple PdMAEYE units installed in one location (Switchgear/MCC room) at a plant. PdMAEYE units installed in different locations or switchgear rooms will need an additional Controller.
Ethernet (Shielded Cat 6 or Cat 7 recommended). 150’ limit recommended for Ethernet cable to ensure high communication speeds.
Wi-Fi communication from the Controller to the network would require an ethernet to Wi-Fi adaptor not supplied by PdMA.
POE Type 2 Managed Network Switch w/ DHCP. (Supplied by PdMA).

OPERATION

For easy start up, dynamic addressing will be available for the PdMAEYE during installation. However, static addressing can be selected at the PdMAEYE if desired by facility IT.
Although this varies based on number of PdMAEYE units installed, type of tests, and frequency of tests we have efficiently designed the PdMAEYE to minimize the bandwidth and data usage. A minimum of 1.5Mbp bandwidth is required for network communication. 5Mbp bandwidth minimum for cellular.
Yes, Port 80. With cloud services MS Bus communications will be used to monitor the system through an outbound port only. (Additional ports may be required if outbound port restrictions are active).
Customers will have access to the PdMA Mobile App for communication of events and alarms. All alerts will also be saved in the MCEGold Message Center.
No. Cloud services communication between the Cloud Services and Controller is required.
All data remains property of the end user. Terms and conditions dictate transfer of data in the event of Cloud Services termination.
The PdMAEYE system utilizes EDGE programming distribution with MCEGold connecting to both the Controller and to the Web Servers at the PdMA Cloud Services level. The heavy data processing is shared between the Controller and Web Servers to optimize bandwidth and network usage. Any existing MCEGold program being used could be migrated into the PdMA Cloud Services.
Presently only one motor can be monitored by a single PdMAEYE. Future releases plan on supporting up to three motors on one PdMAEYE with limited capabilities.

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