With the X20CM4810 module, B&R introduces a new condition monitoring tool for machine builders and end users. With a width of two slots, the module provides four input channels with an IEPE interface (integrated electronic piezoelectric) for querying acceleration sensors. This interface supplies the sensors with power, samples their signals and processes them internally to generate more than 70 condition parameters like configurable damage frequency values, which are then transferred directly to the CPU via POWERLINK or any other standard fieldbus system. The integrated evaluation of vibration patterns eliminates the need to forward raw data to an external CPU for analysis. The result is a reduced load on the fieldbus and system CPU as well as the elimination of superfluous interfaces. The condition parameters generated by this module not only provide operators with the information they need to optimize maintenance intervals, but are also available for use directly as input in the automation software. The software Automation Studio makes it a snap to configure the device and program how the machine should respond to a status change, significantly reducing the amount of time and effort spent working with software.