Deviceworx xTg-01-B-ACC | xTAG BLE with Accelerometer Data and BLE Connect

xTAG BLE with Accelerometer Data devices can use the xTAG Explorer app (available at the Google Play Store) to support vibration analysis out-of-the-box. No additional fees apply for app use.
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Vibration Analysis Solution

The xTAG Sensor - Collect the Physical Data that Supports IIoT

Often the first step in the acquisition of IIoT data is the hardest - sensing physical data and converting it to the bytes that can be processed on the edge or transferred up to the IIoT cloud. Deviceworx has developed a rugged, all-weather sensor design that supports reading a variety of physical attributes including vibration and gyroscope and can be extended (through top membrane replacement) to support angle, temperature, pressure, humidity, color, machine current draw. The wireless xTAG BLE and wired xTAG USB both "plug and play" with our xGATEWAY platforms to support IIoT local repository or cloud connectivity set up in minutes.

xTAG Sensing Options

Machine Vibration Sense for Diagnostics and Monitoring

The Deviceworx xTAG Sensors support high-speed vibration data acquisition (25 to 1600 samples per sec in X, Y and Z dimensions). The acquired data can be very effectively analyzed to forecast machine failures - dramatically reducing costs associated with unplanned downtime. The wireless xTAG BLE has been designed to draw very little power from its battery during normal operation. When sensing “part time” (ie. only after each machine start), it is capable of collecting vibration data for many years (replaceable battery lifespan depends on daily acquisition frequency, duration and sampling rate). If more constant data acquisition is required, xTAG USB wired devices can be installed with plug and play connectivity to xGATEWAY devices.

Machine Vibration Diagnostics - Data Acquisition and Reporting Using a Tablet

xTAG BLE sensors can be used to diagnose machine health whenever operators need an update. Operators can carry magnetic mount xTAGs, position them on a machine, connect to the xTAG using a tablet app, start a data acquisition stream to a real-time chart in the app and then review detailed data reports. To compare current data to previously acquired data, raw data exporting and report chart exporting is supported. This use of xTAG BLE devices is the easiest option for operators to get started in monitoring machine health to ensure machines don't cause costly production interruptions. To simplify diagnostics further, operators can permanently mount xTAG BLE devices on machinery and simply connect to them using the tablet app when a machine health update is required. The xTAG Explorer app is available from the Google Play Store here.

Machine Vibration Monitoring - Data Acquisition and Reporting Through the Cloud

To access consistently updated machine health reports from anywhere with an internet connection, permanently install xTAG BLE wireless or xTAG USB wired sensors on machinery. Install xGATEWAYs near xTAGs and connect xTAGs to them in minutes. xGATEWAYs are pre-installed with software that can be quickly configured to push data to the Microsoft Azure IoT cloud, or to a local data repository if required (or both). Reporting is available through Azure IoT. Amazon Web Services (AWS IoT Core) or Google Cloud IoT support is also available.

Additional Sense Options

The xTAG design has been created to support additional sensing options through a simple substitution of its front membrane. A variety of sensor chips can be added to this membrane that also includes a pushbutton and LED. Membrane substitution supports:

Environmental sensing, including temperature, pressure & humidity. This is useful for both machine monitoring & produce traceability apps
Hall effect sensing. Count machine shaft rotations or measure machine current draw through magnetic field measurements.

Color sensing. Sense installed color alarm states or track produce health.
Sound sensing. Listen for machine status (db level) or mechanical issues (db level or frequency).

xTAG to xGATEWAY Connection Options

xTAGs are available in two variants. The xTAG BLE supports 2 Mbit/sec Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5.0 connectivity to xGATEWAYs. This facilitates the simplest possible xTAG installs where xTAGs can be up to 100 meters from xGATEWAYs and won’t require local power. Use xTAG BLE devices when possible to simplify installs and reduce their costs. In some installations, wireless just won’t work effectively due to electromagnetic noise, or physical barriers between xTAGs and xGATEWAYs. When wireless is a challenge, select the xTAG USB variant for reliable 12 Mbit/sec communications between USB-powered xTAGs and xGATEWAYs.

Regardless of the variant selected, all xTAGs are accessible to xGATEWAYs without xTAG configuration. This is sometimes referred to as “zero configuration networking” or “plug and play”. Complex addressing of devices is never required. xGATEWAYs can automatically discover all xTAG BLE devices nearby and a physical connection to an xTAG USB is all that is required before an xGATEWAY can access its data.

xTAG BLE Specs

    • 85 g or 3 oz
    • 50mm (2”) wide, 68mm (2.5”) long, 42mm (1.5”) tall
    • xTAG BLE: BLE 5.0 at 2 Mbps with 100m range, 3 to 8 year battery life depending on acquisition frequency
    • Screw-in flange or magnetic-mount options
    • IP67 dust/water ingress ratin
    • -40°C to 70°C operating temperature
More Information
Model Number xTg-01-B-ACC
Brand Deviceworx
Weight 0.250000
Verticals Fleet & Transportation
Type BT Sensor
Application Condition Monitoring
Technology Bluetooth
Sensor Type Vibration
Power Battery
Battery Life ~5 Years
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