4Cast - Installation Quick Guide - UE Systems

4Cast – Installation Quick Guide

The 4Cast is designed to be a plug-n-play device and installation is quick & easy


  • The 4Cast system incorporates sensors and a computer for continuous monitoring of bearings and other applications, via either an Ethernet or WiFi connection.
  • Users have the ability to control and set parameters such as alarms and sound recordings for individual RAS (Remote Access Sensors).
  • RAS sensors are permanently mounted transducers that are connected to the 4Cast communications controller.
  • Data stored locally on the 4Cast can be sent and stored directly to UE Systems Ultratrend DMS 6 software for further analysis.
  • The 4Cast is designed to be a plug-n-play device. Once DMS software, database and server are configured, all the 4Cast needs is an IP address of where the server is located on the network.

Required Components:

  • RAS (Remote Access Sensors)
  • BNC Cables to establish a connection between the RAS and the 4Cast
  • Power Supply
  • Ethernet Cable (to connect the 4Cast to the network)
  • SD Card (to store data collected by the 4Cast)


  • Mount the 4Cast to a location that will provide easy access.
  • Connect the power supply: Power: 24 VDC 1 Amp Conditioned
  • Connect the Ethernet Cable
  • Mount the RAS as close as possible to the bearing housing (click here for the RAS installation instructions)
  • Connect the BNC cable to the RAS and the other end to the BNC input in the 4Cast.

Test the RAS connection to the 4Cast:

  • Switch on the asset (motor, pump, etc.)
  • The 4Cast display screen will show test point # and either an arrow or a dB value. If the arrow is displayed, turn the sensitivity dial in the direction of the arrow until you get a dB value
  • Repeat for each of the installed RAS. To do so, push/click the sensitivity dial to see the sensor number (1,2,3,4).

Establish the connection between the 4Cast and a computer:

For this you need Ultratrend DMS 6.0  software from UE systems. For more detailed instructions please refer to our Ultratrend DMS 6 with 4Cast support Installation Guide.

For more detailed information:

4Cast Complete Instruction Manual
DMS 6 and 4Cast Network Configurations