Dytran Instruments, Inc and Sage Machinery Diagnostics, LLC Introduce CAN-MD™ Bus-Based Solution

March 12, 2015 – Chatsworth, California, USA – Dytran Instruments, Inc. (www.dytran.com), is a leading manufacturer of piezoelectric and DC MEMS accelerometers.  Sage Machinery Diagnostics, LLC, (www.sage-md.com) was founded in 2014 to provide professional consultation to Aviation, Naval and Industrial Machinery Monitoring industries. 


Dytran and Sage have formed a partnership to bring a new generation of advanced onboard diagnostics systems to the vibration health monitoring (VHM) field. The  result of the Dytran-Sage collaboration is the innovative CAN-MDTM(Controller Area Network – Machinery Diagnostic*) platform, a bus-based, digital smart accelerometer network with configurable software for machinery health monitoring and diagnostics.   CAN-MD™ reduces installed weight, simplifies wiring runs, and reduces the complexity of the vibration portion of Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) on rotorcraft.  It is also used on fixed-wing aircraft, industrial off road machinery and heavy equipment vehicles.  Bus-based digital sensors eliminate the need for individual cables from each analog sensor to a central box. CAN-MD™ spreads the digital signal processing (DSP) over the entire network.  Raw acceleration data is processed within each sensor and results are reported over a single wire as Condition Indicators (CI’s) via CAN bus (other bus types are available on request).  The analysis firmware on board each sensor is user-configurable so it can be optimized for any application. Looking ahead, CAN-MD™ is ideal for autonomous vehicle monitoring where no operator is present to identify impending mechanical issues that could affect vehicle safety or operation.


To learn more about CAN-MD™ advanced machinery diagnostic technology, please contact Dave Change, Dytran Vice President/Technical Director, at  dchange@dytran.com or Chuck Kemp, President of Sage Machinery Diagnostics, LLC at chuck.kemp@sage-md.com.


*Patent Pending