How do vibration sensors work?

Vibration sensors are essential tools for monitoring the health and performance of electric motors. They play a critical role in detecting issues like imbalances, misalignments, and mechanical failures.


At Hoyer, we specialise in providing advanced vibration sensors for our electric motors that are designed to meet the specific needs of various industries, ensuring reliable and efficient motor operations.

What is a vibration sensor?

A vibration sensor is a device that measures the vibration level of machinery to detect any irregularities that might indicate potential problems.

At Hoyer, we provide advanced vibration sensors in collaboration with KP. Our vibration sensors are mounted on our electric motors and provide precise measurements of rotational speed and phase angle, enabling effective monitoring and maintenance.

How do vibration sensors detect vibrations?

Vibration sensors work by detecting the mechanical vibrations of an object and converting these vibrations into electrical signals.

The core component of a vibration sensor is the sensing element, which moves in response to vibrations.

As the sensing element moves, it generates an electrical signal proportional to the vibration level. This process can be compared to how a microphone converts sound waves into electrical signals that can be amplified and recorded.

This conversion allows for precise monitoring and analysis of the machinery's condition, enabling early detection of potential issues.

At Hoyer, we combine vibration sensors with data analysis in our Smart motor sensors to provide the best insights in motor status.

Why are vibration sensors important for electric motors?

Vibration sensors offer several key benefits for electric motors:

  • Predictive maintenance: By providing real-time data on motor performance, vibration sensors enable predictive maintenance strategies, reducing unexpected downtime and maintenance costs.
  • Efficiency improvement: Continuous monitoring helps keep motors running smoothly, ensuring they operate at peak efficiency.
  • Downtime reduction: Early detection of issues allows for timely interventions, preventing unexpected breakdowns and extending the motor’s lifespan.

These benefits align with our commitment to delivering high-quality and efficient motor solutions, ensuring our customers' operations remain uninterrupted and cost-effective.