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Smart Trac Installation: Attachment

Smart Trac Installation: Attachment

The most important step for the correct installation of the sensors is choosing the appropriate position and Attachment locations, as it directly affects the accuracy of the insights.

To learn how to properly position Smart Trac, click here.


There are two correct and secure ways to attach Smart Trac to the asset: using Adhesive or Screws.

The surface temperature and the equipment's vibration level determine the possible installation methods:

It is also necessary to assess whether the environmental conditions and the condition of the machine structure allow for the selected method.


Firstly, clean and dry the Attachment surface to remove any dust or oil residues.

With a brush or sandpaper, remove solid particles and incrustations present on the surface where the Smart Trac will be set up.

After preparing the surface, start the process of Attachment the Smart Trac using the Adhesive or Screw method, following the tutorials below. Remember: the secure attachment of the sensor to the equipment is crucial for accurate data collection.

Adhesive Attachment

To install the sensor on the equipment using adhesive base, you will need:

SF7387 activator spray;
AA330 adhesive;
Personal Protective Equipment (gloves and goggles).

After performing the surface cleaning process, apply the degreaser and wipe it dry with a cloth.

Make sure the sensor base is also clean.

Then, follow the step-by-step instructions in the illustration below:

Precautions when using AA 330 adhesive:

The activator spray does not have cleaning properties for the assets; its sole purpose is to accelerate the curing of the adhesive.

Always apply the activator both on the base and on the asset before applying the adhesive.

For assets with high vibration, it is necessary to turn off the asset before applying the adhesive.
Do not touch the sensor base with the nozzle of the adhesive after spraying the activator.
After applying the adhesive with the syringe, pull the plunger upward to stop the flow of the adhesive.
Always cap the adhesive after use.
Excess adhesive can be cleaned with an organic solvent.
Be careful not to lose the caps; they should be stored carefully while using the adhesive.
Store in a cool and well-ventilated place (between 46°F and 82°F), away from direct sunlight.

Screw Attachment of Sensors

Before we proceed with the tutorial, you must check whether the Smart Trac has an M6 or M8 thread, as the necessary equipment differs. To fix the Smart Trac using screws, you will need:

The sensor;
M6 thread: a 3mm drill bit and a 5mm drill bit or a 3mm drill bit and a 6.8mm drill bit in case of an M8 thread.
10mm wrench if the Smart Trac is M6 or 13mm wrench if the Smart Trac is M8;
A punch;
An M6 or M8 tap depending on the thread of your Smart Trac;
Personal Protective Equipment (gloves and goggles)
Remember that the surface cleaning process should have been performed before following the screw Attachment steps.

Start by marking the hole location with the center punch and hammer to facilitate drilling.

Then, use the pilot pen and ruler to mark the drill depths at 7mm.

Important: Make sure the drill bits are sharp.

Using the drill, start the hole with the 3mm drill bit until reaching the marking. Then, switch to the 5mm drill bit and continue until the marking.

Note that the direction of the hole should align with the center of the equipment's shaft.

Once done, it's time to tap the hole. With the tap and screw extractor, begin threading the hole, always returning half a turn after a complete turn.

Use the brush to remove any chips and debris left from the process.

Finally, screw the sensor in place and secure it with the nut.

Updated on: 11/27/2023

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