Supported Sensors for Different Viewer Types

NI InsightCM™ 3.3 Help

Edition Date: December 2018

Part Number: 374498G-01

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Parent Topic: Viewers

The following table lists the types of viewers you can add to the Data Viewer page workspace, the sensors they support, and requirements for configuring the assets to which the sensors are mapped.

Viewer Supported Sensors Configuration Requirements
Trend All sensor types. Static sensors such as digital inputs and temperature sensors do not produce waveform data and therefore support only the Trend viewer.
Waveform Any sensors that acquire waveform data, such as acceleration. None
Spectrum Vibration sensors that acquire waveform data, such as acceleration. None
Waterfall
Envelope Spectrum
Envelope Waveform
TSA Spectrum
TSA Waveform
Auto-Correlated Waveform
Auto-Correlated Spectrum
Order Spectrum Vibration sensors that acquire waveform data, such as acceleration. Assign the sensors to a data group with a tachometer as the speed reference.
Order Waveform
Full Spectrum Pairs of displacement sensors that acquire waveforms from orthogonal probes.1 Configure the following settings on the Properties tab of the Asset Configuration page:
  • Specify the name of the other sensor for the Pair Sensor property of each sensor.
  • Assign the sensors to a data group with a tachometer as the speed reference.
You can configure the Speed Reference property for the asset on the Properties tab of the Asset Configuration page.2
Orbit
Table All sensor types. None
Bode Sensors with both 1x Phase and 1x Magnitude or 2x Phase and 2x Magnitude features. The data group to which these sensors are assigned must specify a tachometer as the speed reference. You can configure the Speed Reference property for the asset on the Properties tab of the Asset Configuration page.
Polar
Shaft Centerline Pairs of sensors connected to orthogonal probes.1, 2 Assets must have gap features.
MCSA Spectrum
Motor current sensors and virtual motor sensors that NI Motor Current Signature Analysis (MCSA) devices support.
None
MCSA Torque Waveform
Virtual motor sensors that NI Motor Current Signature Analysis (MCSA) devices support.
None
EMSA Spectrum
High frequency current transformer (HFCT).
None
EMSA Waterfall
Thermal Imaging
Cameras that NI Thermal Imaging (IR) devices support.
None
1 The actual angle between orthogonal probes does not need to be exactly 90 degrees. Angles of 80-100 degrees are typically acceptable.
2 While not required, National Instruments recommends you configure the bearing-clearance properties for orbit and Shaft Centerline viewers in the Properties tab of the Asset Configuration page.

Configuring Default Options for Viewers

Expand the navigation menu and select Options. You can use the resulting dialog box to modify default options for waveform, spectrum, orbit, waterfall, and Table viewers.

Related Information

Adding, Changing, and Removing Viewers

Properties Tab on Asset Configuration Page

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