ADRE® System

ADRE® System
GE Energy
ADRE System
Bently Nevada Asset Condition Monitoring
The ADRE System –
The Professional’s Choice
In 1980, we had a revolutionary idea. What if the methods
for collecting machinery and process data on tape and then
tediously turning it into plots could be automated? It would
mean a dramatic reduction in the time needed to diagnose
machinery conditions, allowing engineers to spend less time
reducing data and more time interpreting it. We called it
the ADRE* System – Automated Diagnostics for Rotating
Equipment – and it truly revolutionized the industry.
More than 25 years and five successful product generations
later, the ADRE System is globally recognized as the tool of
choice for professionals tasked with assessing machinery
conditions in the field and on the test stand. It has become
the standard against which all others are measured when
it comes to on-demand, flexible, field-rugged multi-channel
machinery data acquisition.
Today, GE Energy is pleased to introduce our latest
generation of the ADRE System. Far more than just
incremental improvements to its predecessors, our all-new
ADRE System reflects a complete redesign culminating in
entirely new hardware and software. The result is everything
you’ve come to expect from the world’s premier data
acquisition system while exponentially boosting its power
and performance.
It’s All About the User
For a quarter century, customers just like you have been
continually helping us refine the ADRE System to be
everything it needs to be. In fact, it’s the tool used by our
own machinery diagnostics field engineers around the
world – “power users” who rely on ADRE Systems every day
to do their job. It’s also the tool used by the field engineers
of many leading machinery manufacturers and consultants
around the world. It’s found in plants, research labs, test
stands, and academic institutions. But no matter where
ADRE Systems are found, its users have this in common:
they insist upon the very best capabilities and the very best
value. In the ADRE System, they’ve found it.
and Discrete
• Aerospace
• Automotive
• Rotor Dynamics
• Bearing Design
• Predictive Maintenance
• Machinery Diagnostics
Power Generation
• Fossil Fuel
• Hydro
• Wind
• Nuclear
• Geothermal
The ADRE System is designed to handle a broader range of
data acquisition tasks than ever before. Whether you are
collecting data from control valves to understand process
dynamics, studying the electromagnetic behavior of
locomotive motors on a test stand, or collecting start-up
data on the rotor dynamics of a recently overhauled steam
turbine, the flexibility of the ADRE System makes it a perfect
fit. Whatever your parameter of interest, if it is available as
an electrical signal, the ADRE System can handle it, allowing
it to be used for more applications and in more industries
than ever before. And, unlike many generic data acquisition
systems that – although feature-rich – are difficult to
configure and use, you won’t spend hours configuring the
ADRE System. You can go from “out of the box” to “collecting
data” in as little as ten minutes.
• Pulp & Paper
• Cement
• Food & Pharmaceutical
• Water/Wastewater
• Mining
• Machine Tools
Oil & Gas
Original Equipment
Manufacturers &
Repair Facilities
• Refining
• Offshore Platforms
• Pipelines
• Chemical/Petrochemical Processing
• Test Stands
• Research & Development
• Balancing Stands
• Field Engineering
• Start-up Assistance
• Remote and On-Site Troubleshooting
An Instrument
and An Analyzer
The ADRE System’s design philosophy
was to provide fully parallel, real-time
signal processing of not just every
channel, but every configured
parameter as well. Unlike devices that
rely extensively on recording raw data
and then post-processing that data for
the parameters of interest, the ADRE
System is different. It works as a realtime instrument allowing you to stream
not just raw data, but processed data
so you can see changes as they happen
– not after the fact. With the ADRE
System, you don’t sacrifice postprocessing flexibility either. It delivers
both. Data can be manipulated and
processed in many different ways,
as needed.
One Device Does It All
With the ADRE System, gone are the
days of lugging separate instruments –
oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer,
analog or digital tape recorder, vector
filters, signal conditioners, and amp
racks. Skeptical? Don’t be. Dramatic
advances in digital signal processing
make it possible to truly capture all the
data, just as if you were armed with
analog tape. No more carrying reels,
cassettes, and recorders “just in case.”
No more compromises between data
resolution and storage capacity. The
ADRE System truly liberates you to the
freedom of a single instrument that’s
easy to use and easy to transport –
without sacrificing any of the data.
Your Productivity
Your value is in interpreting data. The
less time spent gathering and reducing
that data, the more time you have to
solve problems and deliver information. We understand. Everything about
the ADRE System has been designed
with this in mind, allowing you to get
the data – all the data – quickly, easily,
and even remotely when required.
• Collaborate Easily
Simultaneous data sharing
via client/server architecture
• Reduce Travel
Full remote operation via LAN/WAN –
even through corporate firewalls
• Save Time
“Out of the box” to data acquisition in
• Lighten Your Load
Everything you need is in one,
easy-to-carry, integrated instrument
ADRE 408 DSPi Hardware
Convenient User Interface
A menu-drive front panel user interface
allows you to operate the instrument using
pre-configured settings without connecting
to a computer – particularly useful for field
jobs where connection to a laptop is
inconvenient, impractical, or impossible.
True Client/Server Architecture
Multiple ADRE Sxp software clients can access
a single 408 simultaneously, or connect to
multiple 408s operating independently. Each
client has completely independent access to
data, just as with any true server.
Versatile Packaging
The 408 DSPi is equally at home
machine-side or in the lab via its
standard carrying handles or
19-inch EIA rack-mount options.
WAN/LAN Enabled
Specially engineered to work across
corporate firewalls and networks,
allowing you to Move Data, Not People*
easily between a 408 server and
multiple ADRE Sxp software clients
located anywhere on the globe.
Dynamic Input Cards
Each card accepts up to 8-channels of
dynamic waveform inputs and/or static
inputs. Up to 32 inputs per 408 DSPi.
Each 408 DSPi chassis has 4 slots for signal
input cards, allowing you to mix 3-channel
phase/speed input cards and 8-channel
dynamic input cards for the specific channel
counts and types needed for each application.
Populate your 408 with only what you need.
Convenient Certification
Individual signal input cards can be returned to
us for factory metrology certification, without
the need to return the entire 408 DSPi unit,
allowing you to keep working with reduced
channel capacity or – if you have spare input
cards – full capacity.
Flexible Speed/Phase Inputs
The 408 accepts conventional proximity probe,
magnetic pickup, and optical sensors for phase and
speed measurements. It even provides the necessary
power. Also, with the 408’s advanced on-board signal
conditioning, there’s no longer a need for bulky
external devices to multiply/divide or condition signals.
Large Internal Storage Capacity
An on-board 130 GB hard drive captures
days – even weeks – of high-resolution
data. When even larger capacity is
needed, a convenient port is provided
for connection to off-the-shelf external
hard disk arrays.
Integrated Display
The 408’s vacuum fluorescent display is
bright, easy to see, and features a wide
viewing angle, making it visible under
varied lighting conditions.
Stand-Alone Operation
Record all data in “stand-alone” mode without
the need for an externally connected
computer, making it far easier to leave system
machine-side for hours, days or weeks while it
captures data, limited only by available
storage capacity. Ideal for temporary realtime surveillance of problem machines.
Up to four 408 DSPi instruments can
be interconnected in master/slave
configuration, providing as many
as 6 phase reference and 120
dynamic/static inputs.
up to four 408 DSPi instruments will be
supported after first release. All required hardware
is currently in place.
Industry-Standard Connectors
Robust, convenient SMA
connectors are used for all
signal inputs, providing
compatibility with cabling used
in the majority of today’s test
and measurement devices.
Differential Inputs
Channel pairs can be easily configured
for true differential measurements.
Discrete Trigger Inputs
External contact closures, such as from an
alarm, machine start, process condition, or
other parameter can be used to automatically
initiate data acquisition or change from one
acquisition mode to another. Two inputs are
provided, each independently configurable.
Keyphasor* lnputs
Up to two Keyphasor cards can be introduced to
one (or an array) of 408 DSPi instrument(s). Each
Keyphasor card accepts as many as three inputs,
for a total of six phase reference signals. Up to six
simulated Keyphasor signals can also be provided
in addition to six physical signals.
Move Data, Not People
No matter where your ADRE 408 DSPi
instruments are located, you have
complete and secure access to their
data and complete control over their
operation. That’s because the 408 DSPi
is a true server, allowing multiple
ADRE Sxp software clients to connect
simultaneously, each viewing different
data – whether real-time or archived.
The result is virtually unlimited
flexibility in where and how you can
connect your ADRE hardware and
A 408 DSPi is placed on an
offshore platform in the Gulf of
Mexico to collect data on a machine
with intermittent problems. The
instrument communicates over a
network in the platform’s control
room, gathering data completely
unattended for several months while
being viewed securely at the
company’s headquarters in Mexico
via their corporate WAN. Partway
through the investigation, the team
at headquarters suspects that the
problems may be process-induced
and remotely re-configures the
408 DSPi to trigger high-resolution
data capture when certain process
conditions occur.
A large hydro unit in Colombia
needs to be balanced. Plant
personnel connect a 408 DSPi to the
machine’s transducers and a Bently
Nevada machinery diagnostics
engineer connects remotely via
secure VPN to remotely configure the
instrument. The machine OEM in
North America views the collected
data, uses Bently BALANCE* software
to compute an optimal balance
solution, and provides recommended
balance weights and locations back
to the customer site. The OEM and
the Bently Nevada machinery
diagnostics engineer collaborate in
real-time to verify the data and the
recommended balance shots.
A jet engine manufacturer runs
a prototype design for the first
time. Employees at the test stand
location observe data related to
engine efficiency. Military
personnel in the South U.S.
witness the test remotely.
Simultaneously, design engineers
at the OEM’s west coast office
study blade dynamics and ask test
stand technicians to prolong the
test duration while they remotely
adjust tracking filter settings.
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A customer in China
troubleshoots unwanted process
dynamics thought to be related to
poorly tuned loops and excessive
valve stroking. The valve
manufacturer in Europe observes
real time test data by connecting
to the customer’s network using
the world wide web and VPN
technology. Simultaneously, the
customer’s process control
specialist at a US location
connects via the corporate WAN,
examining dynamic flow and
pressure data, collaborating with
the valve manufacturer and site
A locomotive manufacturer
conducts studies of problems in an
engine’s electric drive units for a
customer in eastern Russia. A 408
is carried on-board the engine as it
travels, using the railway’s WAN
infrastructure to provide real time
data to the OEM’s field office in
Moscow where engineers
diagnose the problem.
Engineering specialists at a
central office support colleagues
at two remote plant sites,
collaborating in real-time to assist
with reviewing start-up data after
planned outages on large steam
turbine generators. An additional
specialist from the company’s UK
headquarters is consulted to share
data from a similar machine that
has been archived. The parties
collaborate in real-time, each
connecting to the same ADRE
hardware from four distinct
ADRE Sxp Software
Totally Powerful
ADRE Sxp software gets the job done by providing the
extensive plot, import/export, and analysis tools you need.
ADRE Sxp software is industrial strength, built by people
who solve machinery problems every day in settings
ranging from the lab to the test stand to the turbine deck.
And it’s not just data analysis and reduction tools that make
ADRE software powerful. It’s the extensive attention to detail
in its configuration environment, allowing you to spend less
time setting up, and more time solving problems. Fast,
intuitive, flexible, powerful. That’s ADRE Sxp Software.
Totally Functional
Supported Plot Types
• Current Values
• Orbit†
• Bode
• Trend
• Cascade/Full Cascade
• Tabular List
• Timebase†
• X versus Y
• Multi-variable Trend
• System Event List
Graphical display of plots
Virtually Unlimited
Graphics export
jpg, .bmp, .wmf, .gif (by plot, page, or group)
Data export
Comma Separated Variable (CSV)
Client display unit preference
Per-client Simultaneously
Balancing Software
View Data From Multiple Runs Simultaneously
Yes – Virtually Unlimited
Keyphasor Dynamic Display
Per Keyphasor
LAN/WAN support
Yes; specially designed for firewall management
Supported Operating Systems
Microsoft® Windows® XP††
Remote 408 DSPi Operation via LAN/WAN
• Orbit/Timebase†
• Polar
• Spectrum/Full Spectrum†
• Waterfall/Full Waterfall
• Shaft Average Centerline
† With option for superposition of baseline data.
†† ADRE Sxp software can be installed on Microsoft Windows 2000. Please contact Technical Support at +1-775-215-1818 for details.
Totally Balanced
ADRE Sxp software is fully compatible with Bently BALANCE*,
the industry’s most powerful multi-plane balancing
software. Specifically designed for your most complex
balancing tasks, Bently BALANCE software addresses even
the most difficult balancing scenarios, such as finding
optimal solutions for multiple speeds and loads – or when
the number of measurement planes does not equal the
number of balance planes. Data such as 1X vectors, speed,
and transducer locations/orientations can easily be
downloaded from your ADRE Sxp software to
Bently BALANCE, eliminating the tedious, error-prone
practice of manually typing data.
Totally Networked
We’re connected. You see, the ADRE System was designed
with corporate networking in mind, making life easy for both
you and your IT department. With integrated 10/100/1000
Mb TCP/IP Ethernet communications, each 408 DSPi can be
connected to your LAN or WAN using a variety of topologies
and media. We’ve specifically engineered the client/server
architecture of the ADRE System to work within and through
the firewalls and other IT infrastructures common in today’s
enterprises. The result is secure, trouble-free access to your
ADRE System whether you’re simply connecting via your LAN
across the office, or connecting using technologies such as
Virtual Private Networking (VPN) from remote locations.
It’s not just product quality that has made
GE Energy’s portfolio of Bently Nevada* Asset
Condition Monitoring solutions the world’s number
one choice for nearly half a century, it’s service
quality as well. With factory-direct, factory-trained
field salespeople, field engineers, and field
technicians at more than 100 offices in the principal
industrial centers of 40+ countries, we’re always
there when you need us – in your time zone,
speaking your language. Whether it’s training,
product repair, technical questions, or accessories,
you can count us for the support you need, when
you need it.
And the Bently Nevada name means far more than
just expertise in condition monitoring instruments.
It also means machinery diagnostic expertise. With
more than 70 highly skilled machinery diagnostic
engineers globally, we have gathered and
interpreted data for our customers for more than
three decades in thousands of jobs spanning many
machine types, processes, and industries. Our tool
of choice for on-demand data acquisition? The
ADRE System. You can confidently draw on the
expertise of this team to assist you in acquiring
and understanding your own data.
Whether you need product-specific training to get
the most from your ADRE hardware and software,
fundamentals of data acquisition, or an in-depth
foundation for performing machinery diagnostics,
and rotor dynamics, GE Energy offers a
comprehensive selection of training classes
to meet your needs.
Training can be conducted at your location or
one of 15 specially-equipped training centers
at convenient global locations serving every
continent. We are deeply committed to training
that focuses on hands-on learning with small
student-to-instructor ratios, allowing personalized
attention. In addition to standard course offerings,
we can also tailor curriculum to address your
specific requirements, ensuring that you receive
instruction matched to your skill levels, industry,
and goals.
You’ll find an up-to-date listing of courses
in our informative catalog, available by
contacting your nearest salesperson or at
Weight @ 32 channels
Channel Status LEDs
Power Requirements
7.5 kg (16.5 lbs) per 408 DPSi Unit (32 channels w/power supply)
0° to 50° C; 0 to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Benchtop or optional 19" EIA rack mounting kit
Per channel: Over-range, NOT OK
110 to 240V 50-60 hz
Number of Dynamic Channels
Throughput Rate
Transducer Inputs
Differential Inputs
Process Inputs
Voltage Input Range
Gain Selections
Input Impedance
Signal to Noise Ratio (Dynamic Range)
Frequency Span (All Channels)
Speed Range
Speed/Trigger Input Sources
Speed Input Capacity
Trigger Sources
Keyphasor Multiplier/Divider/Conditioner/Power
AC/DC coupling
Channel Bandwidth
8/16/24/32 per chassis – expandable to 128 (4 chassis linked together†)
Up to 50 MB/sec per channel
Displacement/Velocity/Acceleration/Phase Reference/Speed
Selectable: True differential or single-ended
Programmable: +4 to +20 mA; 0 to +10 Vdc; -12 to +12 Vdc; -25 to +25 Vdc
Programmable lower and upper values from -25 Vdc to +25 Vdc
Auto Gain between –25 Vdc and +25 Vdc
> 700 k Ω
Up to 50 kHz – All Channels Simultaneously
1 – 120k RPM
Proximity probes, optical sensors, magnetic pickups
3/6 physical, 6 simulated (internal)
Multiple “OR” voting of Speed/Time/Amplitude/External Contacts
Integrated (per speed input)
Yes; Configurable per channel
Up to 50 kHz (simultaneous, all channels)
Required Software
View Data From Multiple Runs Simultaneously
Keyphasor Dynamic Display
Instrument Mode Display Update
LAN/WAN Support
Remote Operation via LAN/WAN
ADRE Sxp, real-time and post-processing
Yes – Unlimited
Per Keyphasor
100 ms/sample (max)
Integrated 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet TCP/IP
Yes; specially designed for firewall management
Administrative/Read Only/No Access
Signal Conditioning
A to D Resolution
Tracking Filters
Tracking Filter Bandwidth
Auto Switching Tracking Filters
Sub-Synchronous nX Tracking
nX Vectors
Synchronous Sampling Rates
Spectral Resolution
True Zoom Capabilities
24 bit
High-/Low-Pass: selectable; Bandpass: 2-, 4-, 6-, 8-pole selectable
Realtime; up to 6 nX per channel
Configurable: 1.2/12/120 CPM; constant bandwidth auto-switching
Configurable: 0.1 to nX (in .01X increments)
Configurable – up to four different vectors
• Simultaneous Processed and Raw Data (All Channels)
• Multiple Simultaneous Sampling Rates (Synch and Asynch)
• Delta Sampling for RPM, Time, or Amplitude††
• Synchronous Sampling configurable for 2 Rates Per Channel
• Continuous and Discrete (configurable)
• Realtime simultaneous synchronous and asynchronous
16/32/64/128/256/360/512/720/1024 samples per revolution
FIR Filter (passband @ 50 kHz, – 100 dB @ 64 kHz)
4 per channel simultaneously (user-configurable) + Raw
Configurable – up to 6400 lines (all channels simultaneously)
Data Storage Capacity
Pre- and Post-Event Data Capture
Vector-to-Waveform Storage Ratio
Continuous Digital Recording
Internal: up to 130 GB; External: unlimited via external drive arrays
Yes; configuration dependant
n:1 configurable
Yes; internal
Speed/Trigger Outputs
3/6 Digital and Analog Conditioned
† Multi-chassis interconnection not available until after first release. All required hardware is currently in place.
†† Delta amplitude sampling not available at initial release.
GE Energy
1631 Bently Parkway South
Minden, NV 89423
P: 775.782.3611
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*ADRE, Bently BALANCE, Bently Nevada, Keyphasor, and Move
Data, Not People are trademarks of General Electric Company.
Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries.
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