News | July 16, 2021

Brüel & Kjær Vibro Launches Next Generation Of VCM-3 / SETPOINT Integrated CMS Solution

Brüel & Kjær Vibro

Today Brüel & Kjær Vibro (B&K Vibro) is excited to announce a double product release – the latest versions of the Vibro Conditioning Monitoring (VCM-3) system and SETPOINT CMS software. These latest releases maximize uptime by providing “out of the box” early diagnoses for a wide range of rotating assets.

VCM-3 provides a simple, yet scalable solution for detecting faults within rotating machinery. This system is ideal for improving a “walkaround” condition monitoring approach, which typically uses handheld devices to take periodic measurements to ensure that essential assets are proactively managed. VCM-3 provides continuous monitoring, giving back control to plant and delivering insights that allows users to manage issues - before they become a problem. VCM-3 has a customer base of thousands of monitoring systems and has been successfully watching over machines worldwide for many years. VCM-3 provides simple to deploy condition monitoring, using cutting-edge “descriptor” technology built on decades of expertise. As an optimal condition monitoring solution, it helps turn vibration into real business value.

SETPOINT CMS has now been upgraded to connect with VCM-3 as an integrated system, providing a fully scalable condition monitoring system to cover a broad range of assets - from critical gas turbines to essential pumps, fans and gearboxes. With native connection to the OSIsoft PI System, users can now connect to either VC-8000 or VCM-3 hardware. SETPOINT CMS delivers rich data to all plant users, allowing faster decisions to be reached - improving uptime. Sharing data in a single repository means plant users can benefit from this data in the OSIsoft PI System.

Jonathan Fox, commercial platform leader at B&K Vibro, said, “Many customers who traditionally relied on walkaround programs to monitor plants have been dissatisfied with the infrequent data provided. Being “blind” to impending machinery issues can cause unexpected production losses. VCM-3, connected via SETPOINT CMS, provides a cost-effective solution – 24 hours per day – to eliminate “holes” in condition monitoring data, and prevent unpleasant and unexpected stoppages.

About Brüel & Kjær Vibro
Brüel & Kjær Vibro is the leading worldwide independent supplier of condition monitoring solutions for rotating machinery. The comprehensive product range comprises vibration sensors (acceleration, velocity and displacement), vibration monitors, handhelds and rack-based plant-wide integrated monitoring solutions. These products plus a suite of comprehensive services fulfil the most demanding applications for safety, condition and performance monitoring of rotating machinery.

Based on 60 years of experience and a world-wide sales and support network, Brüel & Kjær Vibro’s monitoring solutions have successfully reduced downtime and maintenance costs and increased machine reliability for our customers world-wide. For more information, visit

About NSK
NSK contributes to a safer, smoother society and helps protect the global environment through its innovative technology integrating Motion & Control. As a truly international enterprise, we are working across national boundaries to improve relationships between people throughout the world.

NSK products have the special characteristic of aiding the smooth functioning of a wide range of machinery, and they support the reliability, safety, and energy efficiency of the machines into which they are incorporated. The NSK Group regards its fundamental corporate activity as contributing to smoothly running, safe societies, protection of the global environment, and the realization of sustainable societies through the supply of those products-that is, through the Group's main business. The NSK Group aims to achieve sustainable growth. For more information, visit

Source: Brüel & Kjær Vibro