Overview

How do you measure whether your machinery is performing at its peak?  It’s simple – by installing Bently Nevada condition monitoring sensors, unsurpassed in their quality & reliability. Six million sensors installed worldwide is a pretty good testament to what we offer. Our industrial sensors include hydro sensors, pressure sensors, proximity sensors, transmitters, velocity sensors and accelerometers and wireless conditioning monitor sensors.

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The Bently Nevada Difference

Our founder Don Bently – entrepreneur, engineer and authority on vibration monitoring – built and nurtured the Bently Nevada product line using keen sensor technology. For nearly six decades, his sensing devices have kept watch over our customers’ mission-critical equipment, beginning with the emergence of eddy current proximity transducers and evolving into our sensors product line with a wide-ranging portfolio of proximity probes, Proximitor†  sensors, eddy current proximity transducers – ideal for measuring rotor shaft position and vibration – and more.

To this day, our sensors portfolio continues to maintain Bently Nevada’s standard of excellence across an array of options that include industrial sensor accessories and components to help you protect and monitor your equipment.



8MM+
Number of sensors installed worldwide
10%
Percentage of the world's wind power monitored by Bently Nevada's units
7
Number of days of downtime avoided by using Bently Nevada
Under 60 Minutes
How fast you can obtain an accurate diagnosis of your machinery
$500k
Amount saved by not having to deploy a mechanical crew


Across the board, Bently Nevada's industrial sensors help you maintain your equipment giving you peace of mind knowing your system is monitored closely. Sensor technology is advancing, and with Bently Nevada you will have top of the line asset managementminimizing unplanned downtime and maximizing production

Bently Nevada...We know sensors
 
With over 60 years of experience in building and deploying the world's best sensors, you can trust Bently Nevada to supply the perfect sensor system for your machinery monitoring needs.


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Why Vibration Monitoring Matters

The vibration of a machine can tell us important information about its health, and the characteristics of the vibration can help us detect and diagnose symptoms before they become severe. 

This blog focuses on:

  • Basics of vibration
  • Transducer types
  • How to choose the best tool for you


Condition Monitoring Sensors Overview
Proximity Sensors

Our proximity sensors are ideal for measuring rotor shaft position and vibration within the clearances of its fluid film bearings and deliver superior performance in harsh environments across a wide range of applications. The sensor technology family includes proximity probes, sensors and transducer systems (to detect the presence of acceleration, velocity and pressure) to monitor your system and minimize untimed shutdowns.

Bently Nevada industrial sensors will help reduce costs in all areas of your plantwide program - insurance, maintenance, unscheduled repairs. The sensor system can boost revenue through increased uptime and production quality.

Pressure Sensors

We offer pressure sensors for many different applications. From hydro turbine and centrifugal pumps to reciprocating compressor cylinders, we have a sensor for your machine. Our pressure sensors can detect both static and dynamic pressure, come with a long operational lifetime (over 50 million cycles), can operate in high humidity environments, and in the case of our 200132 – can support nine pressure ranges with variable, user-defined increments to really fine-tune your machinery diagnostics.

The Bently Nevada line of industrial pressure sensors have many different applications, from hydro turbine and centrifugal pumps to reciprocating compressor cylinders. All work and operate easly in high humidity and harsh chemical environments.

Acceleration & Velocity Sensors

The evolution of our current velocity sensor and accelerometer line began with sensors that offered a self-generating moving-coil design used by geologists to measure movement in the earth’s crust. Today we still refer to “seismic” sensors in a nod to their origin. Today’s integrated accelerometers deploy signal processing circuitry for output signals using velocity rather than acceleration. Our experience and expertise developed over decades offers a selection of first-rate casing-mounted accelerometers and velocity sensors with a variety of models for specific applications.

Wireless Vibration Sensors

Our efficient and rugged Ranger† Pro wireless vibration sensor provides condition monitoring across a broad range of machinery in power generation, oil & gas, mining, pulp & paper, water & wastewater and other industries. This compact yet powerful wireless condition monitoring sensor greatly improves your ability to remotely monitor hard-to-reach and unsafe locations. An impressive battery life (up to five years in some configurations) also means increased protection for all of your machinery.  While the Ranger Pro is compatible with many third-party software solutions, it is now fully integrated with Bently Nevada's flagship software: System 1 machine condition monitoring software which allows for seamless, real-time, and fully customizable data.

Hydro Sensors

When you need to know what’s going on with your hydroelectric generator – especially while it’s in operation – Bently Nevada has you covered with our family of proven hydro sensors. Our hydro sensors record multiple variables – not just one – so that you can obtain a more accurate understanding of your machinery’s vibration issues. And with increased data and understanding comes the ability to more accurately diagnose a problem, and react accordingly avoiding costly downtime, misdiagnoses, and in some cases avoiding costly tear-down inspections that weren’t needed.

Transmitters

Bently Nevada’s industry-leading thrust and vibration transmitters, simply put, protect your critical machinery. Bently Nevada offers two types of transmitters: the 990 Vibration Transmitter and the 991 Thrust Transmitter. These compact yet durable transmitters allow you the ability to install them in small spaces with minimal clearance – where other transmitters won’t fit. In addition to our transmitters, we also provide the self-contained 177230 Piezo Accelerometer, which guarantees comprehensive condition monitoring of your general-purpose machinery.

Sensor Housings and Accessories

Our current portfolio of industrial sensor accessories offers a range of options from protective sensor housings, junction boxes, and sensor mounting brackets to wiring, flexible conduits, and conduit fittings. We also offer a selection of cables, cable protectors, and more.

Bently Nevada industrial sensors and other products work best when they are protected with the right housing. We have a variety of housing options (proximity sensor housings and velocity/acceleration sensor housings) as well as transducer cables and instrumentation wiring for all your accessory needs.

We even offer a range of test kits for system calibration requirements as well as kits for machinery simulations for research and development.



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Why Bently Nevada Sensors?
Only Bently Nevada has over 8 million sensors in the field.

With over eight million sensors installed worldwide and more than 10,000 software solutions employed across the globe, more end users trust their machinery to Bently Nevada than anyone else. 

Today, although our products number in the thousands, we never rest. Each year, tens of millions of dollars are invested in expanding and improving our technology with the purpose of better serving our customers. Better technology that creates better value is our passion.

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Are You Getting All The Data You Can?
Your critical machinery needs monitoring from multiple viewpoints

For some applications, a simple vibration sensor may be all that you need, but with today’s production demands and the complexity of emerging technology – never mind the increased threats to your bottom line in the form of outages and repairs – to attain a truly proactive machinery management system, you need all the data you can get. In short, the more sensors you have in place monitoring the various conditions of your machinery, the better.

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System 1 Connectivity
The best software for the best condition monitoring.

Protecting your critical machinery with our family of sensors is an important step. But there’s more to effective asset management than just protection. Our sensors work flawlessly with our powerful System1† software, allowing totally proactive condition monitoring and in-depth diagnostics. Move beyond just protecting your machinery to proactively managing it. You’ll turn unplanned outages into manageable, planned maintenance downtime.


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