For example, this large pump below.
Climbing up a structure to collect vibration data is unsafe and keeping a ladder stationed nearby can cause headaches as well. A simple solution is to permanently mount a sensor in the location you want to monitor as was discussed in a previous blog Permanent Mounted Sensors.
When using the Falcon or SMC connecting to a hard-wired accelerometer (sensor) is very simple. A machine being analyzed can have a mix of data collection points consisting of hard-wired single axis sensors, hard-wired tri-axial sensors and the standard WLS wireless tri-axial sensor that accompanies the Falcon and SMC.