Overview

Leverage the Internet of Things (IoT) to improve uptime, productivity, and safety with our compact and powerful wireless vibration sensors, and vibration analysis and condition-monitoring system.



When you need remote vibration monitoring automation for predictive maintenance, combined with rapid, simple deployment of multiple wireless vibration sensors in an industrial wireless network, encrypted data transmission, long battery life, and the ability to work in hazardous environments, Ranger Pro condition-monitoring sensors from Bently Nevada are the answer.

Wireless Condition Monitoring Sensor

Our efficient and rugged Ranger Pro provides online condition monitoring and vibration analysis data that is critical to an effective predictive maintenance program. The Ranger Pro can be used for vibration measurement and to gather important machine-health data from a broad range of industrial applications, including power generation, oil and gas, mining, pulp and paper, metal processing, and more. More than just a vibration-monitoring sensor, the Ranger Pro allows for 24/7 monitoring of velocity, acceleration, and temperature, plus timebase waveforms, spectra, and PeakDemod spectrum on important assets. Decrease unplanned downtime and increase machine life through predictive, condition-based maintenance monitoring solutions with the Ranger Pro wireless vibration monitoring system.



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Ranger Pro wireless vibration sensor
Bently Nevada's Ranger Pro wireless vibration sensor and online condition-monitoring system offers these benefits:

 

  • Cost-Effective

    By eliminating "reporting by walking around," via accurate, remote data collection, your Ranger Pro industrial wireless system will save you labor costs, erroneous diagnoses, and unplanned production outages.

  • Easy to Install

    Our compact, industrial wireless design coupled with an extended battery life makes the Ranger Pro the obvious choice for ease of installation, even in hazardous or hard-to-reach settings.

  • Long Battery Life

    The Ranger Pro wireless vibration monitoring system boasts an impressive battery life (up to five years in some configurations), meaning increased vibration monitoring and condition monitoring protection for all of your machinery.

  • Expandable

    Wireless (star or mesh), battery-powered, and compact (88mm by 40mm), the Ranger Pro Wireless vibration sensor can be set up in either uniaxial or tri-axial vibration detection configurations with temperature sensors, and can be provisioned and configured over the air.

  • Condition Monitoring Software 

    While the Ranger Pro is compatible with many third-party software solutions, it is now fully integrated with Bently Nevada's flagship wireless vibration condition-monitoring software, System 1, which allows for seamless and fully customizable machine health data in industrial applications. System 1 is the only sensor data software that has been designed from the ground up to work with the Ranger Pro wireless vibration sensor, using the sensor's powerful data collection monitoring solution for the most accurate reporting of overall machine health.



Condition Monitoring Software
Whitepaper:

Maximize System 1’s diagnostic HMI capabilities with expanded connectivity

See how condition-monitoring innovations like the Ranger Pro, System 1, and many other products and services work in concert to unlock the true potential of a real-time, plant-wide condition-monitoring solution.



Supporting Products and Services
Hardware

Complimentary Hardware

Bently Nevada offers a full suite of machinery protection and condition monitoring hardware systems that can be combined with Ranger Pro wireless sensors and the SCOUT portables line of data collectors and analyzers to create a complete plantwide monitoring solution.

  • SCOUT† – The SCOUT family comprises portable data vibration collectors and analyzers for walk-around programs.
  • ADRE† – Bently Nevada’s ADRE portable machine diagnostic solution provides further high-speed diagnostic capabilities for those challenging machinery problems.
  • vbOnline Pro – designed for on- and off-route data collection, Bently Nevada’s vb data collectors feature ample storage and battery life to match.
Software

Compatible Software

All that data your Ranger Pro Wireless sends you is meaningless if you can’t sort and diagnose in an efficient way. With System 1 machine condition and vibration monitoring software you can leverage the power of your Ranger Pro Wireless sensor data in a secure environment – even triggering SMS and email alerts in the event of an adverse reading via our customizable notification templates.

Services

Compatible Services

While our Ranger Pro Wireless vibration sensor is pretty amazing in its own right, when you pair it with our System 1 software and any of our complimentary services, you know you’ll be getting the best holistic solution for your plant’s condition monitoring program. Some of our complimentary services include:
 



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Ranger Pro Specifications
Accelerometers
Characteristics
  • Axis
    • 1 or 3 axis
  • Sensing element 
    • Piezoelectric ceramic 
  • Amplitude range 
    • ±20 g peak 
  • Measurement accuracy 
    • ±5% (160 Hz) Z-axis ±10% (160 Hz) X and Y axis 
  • Transverse sensitivity (Typ.) 
    • 7% (160 Hz) 
Trending Variables
Acceleration
  • Acceleration frequency range 
    • Z axis: 5 Hz (±3dB) to 10 kHz (±3dB) X and Y axis: 5 Hz (±3dB) to 4 kHz (±3dB) (tri-axial sensor only) 
  • Acceleration amplitude range 
    • 0 – 200 m/s2(0 - 20 g) 
  • Acceleration units / sub units 
    • g or m/s2 / peak or rms 
  • Fmin 
    • 2, 5, 10, 100, 200 (Hz) 
  • Fmax 
    • 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000‡Hz‡ 10,000 only on Z-axis 
 
Velocity
  • Velocity frequency range 
    • 5 – 1000 Hz 
  • Velocity amplitude range 
    • 0 – 50 mm/s (0 - 2 in/s) 
  • Velocity units / sub units 
    • in/s or mm/s peak or rms 
  • Fmin 
    • 5, 10 Hz 
  • Fmax 
    • 200, 500, 1000 Hz 

 

Peak Demod
  • Peak Demod Pk
    • Z axis only
    • Parameters based on PeakDemod Spectrum settings below
  • Measurement interval 
    • 6, 8, 12, 24, 48, 168, 336, 672 hours 
  • Output data - Overall values using: 
    • Modbus from device gateway
    • Generic Client Interface (GCI) into System 1 
Waveforms and Spectra
Acceleration
  • Acceleration waveform 
    • X, Y and Z axis depending on sensor model 
  • Fmin 
    • 2, 5, 10 Hz 
  • Fmax 
    • 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000 ‡ Hz‡ Z-axis only 
  • Number of samples 
    • 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192 
  • Units/Sub units 
    • g or m/s2 / peak or rms 

 

Velocity
  • Velocity spectra 
    • X, Y and Z axis depending on sensor model 
  • Fmin 
    • 5, 10 
  • Fmax 
    • 200, 500, 1000 
  • Number of lines 
    • 400, 800, 1600, 3200
  • Units/sub-units
    • in/s or mm/s / rms 

 

Peak Demod
  • Peak Demod spectrum 
    • Z-Axis only 
  • Fmax 
    • 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000 Hz 
  • Demod Band Min 
    • 500, 1000, 2000, 5000 Hz Max 40000 Hz 
  • Units 
    • g, m/s2
  • Waveforms and spectra measurement intervals 

    • 6, 8, 12, 24, 48, 168, 336, 672 hours 

  • Output data 

    • Waveforms and spectra via gateway Generic Client Interface (GCI) into System 1 

Temperature Sensor
Characteristics
  • Measurement range
    • -40 °C to 120 °C (-40 °F to 248 °F) (Temperature sensor range. Not to be confused with allowable operating temperatures. Limited by battery and ambient conditions.) 
  • Resolution
    • 0.1°C
  • Output data 
    • Overall temperature values via Modbus from device gateway 
Wireless
Characteristics
  • Network standard 
    • ISA100.11a or WirelessHART
  • Radio standard 
    • IEEE 802.15.4 
  • Radio frequency 
    • 2.45 GHz ISM band 
  • Provisioning/ firmware updates 
    • Over-the-air using ISA100 network or via the USB docking station. 
  • Encryption/ security 
    • 128-bit AES encrypted packets 
  • Output power (peak) 
    • 10 mW, maximum 
  • Maximum RF Output Power
    • 4 mW/MHz
  • Wireless range 
    • 150 meters sensor to access point, 100 meters sensor to sensor, line of sight. (Actual range depends on obstacles present, gateway antenna type, and orientation of the sensor relative to the gateway antenna.) 
Battery Power
Type

Replaceable D size 3.6V lithium-thionyl chloride.

Warning: Use only one of the following batteries: Tadiran TLH-5930/S, Tadiran TL-5930/S, Tadiran SL-2780, or Xeno Energy XL-205F.

 

Hazardous area temperature range (Ta)

Battery Models

  • TLH-5930/S
    • -40 °C < Ta < 80 °C 
  • TL-5930/S, Xeno XL-205F, Tadiran SL-2780
    •  -40 °C < Ta < 70 °C 

 

Battery Life

Up to five years depending on the operating mode and configuration. 

Operating Conditions
Specs
  • Operating temperature 
    • -40 °C to 85 °C (-40 °F to 185 °F) (Operating at extreme temperatures or beyond negatively affects battery life and may damage the sensor.) 
  • Vibration limit 
    • 20g peak 
  • Chemical resistance 
    • Stainless steel and high temperature, solvent-resistant PPS plastic. 
  • Shock resistance 
    • 0.5 meter drop onto concrete 
  • Altitude
    • Maximum 3,000 m (9,842 ft.) outdoors 
Physical Specifications
Physical Characteristics
  • Weight 
    • 230 grams (without battery; 300 grams with battery) 
  • Dimensions 
    • Height: 88 mm; diameter: 40 mm 
  • Case material 
    • 316 stainless steel body and glass-reinforced, impact-resistant PPS top 
  • Mounting hole 
    • M6 x 1mm X 5mm deep internal thread 
  • IP rating 
    • IP67 dust and water resistant (pending) 
Regulatory Compliance
  • EMC conformity standards: IEC 61326-1, ETSI EN 301 489-1, CISPR22, ETSI EN 301 489-17 

  • Radio spectrum: ETSI EN 300 328 

  • Safety: ETSI EN 61010-1, IEC 62479 

  • Hazardous atmosphere: CSA Class 1 Division 1 Groups A, B, C, D T4ATEX/IECEx Zone 0 

  • Conformity: Compliant with all CE and FCC/IC requirements 

  • Applies to RangerPro BN P/N: 121M6466, 121M6469, 121M6470

Compatible Gateways
  • Bently Nevada

    • 70M320 - ISA100
  • Yokogawa

    • YFGW 410 Field Wireless Management Station 
    • YFGW 510 Field Wireless Access Point 
  • Honeywell

    • WDM Wireless Device Manager 
    • FDAP Field Device Access Point 
  • Emerson

    • Emerson 1410
    • Emerson 1420


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Advantages of Wireless Condition Monitoring Systems
 
Limit machine failure rate through 24/7 vibration monitoring

Bently Nevada's Ranger Pro wireless temperature sensors and wireless vibration sensing systems reduce the frequency of sudden equipment failure by way of accurate and early detection of a machine condition issue. Turn unplanned downtime into manageable, predictive maintenance with the addition of the Ranger Pro's wireless condition monitoring capabilities to your detection monitoring solution. Expand your existing machine health and reliability program to gain greater advantage by using vibration analysis to keep your systems up and running.

Extend equipment life through predictive maintenance planning

When it comes to machinery protection, the more data, the better. The caveat is that your data needs to be accurate as well; otherwise, it's useless — or worse — detrimental to your efforts. Ranger Pro is a vibration monitoring and wireless temperature monitoring system that provides you with the data you need to drive an effective predictive maintenance program.

Improve reliability programs through accurate vibration analysis and real-time data collection

Use Ranger Pro Wireless Condition Monitoring for immediate notifications of an issue, the acquisition of short- and long-term trending data, and diagnostic reporting. With wireless, plantwide and accurate data, you can eliminate the extra costs associated with "reporting by walking around" – and any potential misdiagnoses from mere observation.




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