The GyroMetric IME
The GyroMetric Incremental Motion Encoder (IME) was originally a research project at Nottingham Trent University. It has since been developed into a commercial product now selling worldwide and expanding into new markets.
What makes the GyroMetric IME unique?
- Standard encoders use a single sensor or read head to monitor the movement of the drive shaft.
- The Incremental Motion Encoder (IME) is a rotary encoder with three, or four sensors.
- Each measures angular displacement and rotational speed
- Signals from the read heads are time stamped and processed by sophisticated algorithms to yield digitally based data which can detect and compare movement in two dimensions.
- The data is further analysed against time, to provide warning of any faults developing
Advantages of the IME over standard analogue monitoring systems
- Greater accuracy of information collected
- Fewer moving parts so improved reliability
- Digital data allows for remote monitoring
- The system is self-calibrating
- User interface can be easily customised to present the results in non-technical, visual formats.
- Automation reduces the possibility of user errors