VCM-3 Condition Monitoring Unit


A new dimension of automatic machine fault detection and diagnostics.

VCM-3 adds a new dimension of system health awareness to your assets, whether it be balance-of-plant, non-critical machines and even isolated, critical machines. Compact, cost-effective, cutting-edge technology based on decades of expertise and a customer base of thousands of monitoring systems that are successfully watching over machines worldwide. As an optimal condition monitoring solution, it helps turn vibration data into real business value.


  • Create immediate insights without previous diagnostic expertise
  • Start small and scale fast as your experience grows
  • Interface with other plant-wide databases, including the OSIsoft® PI System®
  • Expandable using SETPOINT® CMS software to provide plant-wide condition monitoring
  • Simple and fast to configure – be up and running in no time
  • Different versions are available to meet your monitoring needs and budget
  • Hazardous Area Approvals (Ԑx) Class 1, Division 2, Groups A-D; IECEx and ATEX Zone 2
  • BOOST your VCM-3 device with our customized Asset Health Monitoring Strategy services
  • BOX your VCM-3 with our CM360 integrated panel version

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Built-in expertise

VCM-3 is one step ahead of all other field devices. It uses specially defined measurements that not only automatically detect developing faults earlier, but also give a diagnostic indication on the type of fault and its severity. We packed over 20 years of condition monitoring experience into that little box to make your life easier.

VCM-3 is among the most powerful secure data acquisition and processing field units in the market. It has been designed for scalability, so you can started now with the standard model and upgrade as your monitoring experience and requirements grow.

The VCM-3 system is designed to cost-effectively optimize machinery asset health.. It integrates seamlessly with the OSIsoft® PI System®, as well as other historians and plant-wide databases. It also connects to our cloud-based solution, for applications where client expertise is limited, or no data monitoring infrastructure exists.

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Data management and installation made easy

The built-in OPC UA server enables the VCM-3 data to be seamlessly integrated to your DCS, SCADA, data historian and other systems. In fact, VCM-3 is one of the easiest field devices on the market to install and commission.

VCM-3 can add a new dimension of health awareness on your assets, turning vibration monitoring data into real business value.

VCM-3 data can be fully integrated with VC-8000 data and fed directly into SETPOINT® CMS for a plant-wide solution encompassing machine protection and condition monitoring for both critical and Balance of Plant machinery assets.VCM-3

Basic model specifications

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  • L: 280, W: 153.5, H: 35 mm
  • DIN rail or wall mounting

Sensor inputs:

  • 12 differential AC/DC
  • Acceleration sensors
  • Simultaneous channel monitoring/204.8 kHz sampling

Communications hardware:

  • 3 Ethernet ports usable as switch

Communications protocol:

  • Modbus TCP/IP
  • OPC UA server (embedded in VCM-3)

VCM-3 homepage:

  • Embedded Web server/User portal
  • Measurement (descriptor) data display
  • Time waveform (oscilloscope) display
  • FFT spectrum/envelope spectrum display

The VCM-3 is available in different options, depending on the type of installation required

The 2 main options are: Standard Template & Custom Template

Standard Template is included with all VCM-3 purchases and covers simple, fixed speed machines such as Fans, Pumps Motors and Blowers, offering basic monitoring functionality. This does not require customization and is ready to use out of the box.

A Custom Template service is available when the STANDARD template doesn’t meet your needs. There are three versions of Custom Template serving a customized Asset Health Monitoring Strategy: CORE, COMPONENT and CHANGE

The third custom template CHANGE allows for minor edits and fine-tuning to existing templates.

In addition, the above versions can be specified as ATEX certified for hazardous installations, or with an IP66 rated field housing when requiring protection from the elements.

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