Monitor rotating elements of process critical assets.
Reduce unplanned outages and
optimize your maintenance program.
Changes in vibration occur early, providing ample time for action.
Pinpoint issues to efficiently deploy maintenance resources.
Detection + action = fewer unplanned events and increased uptime.
Measure horizontal, vertical, and axial (x,y,z) acceleration for radial, tangential, and axial dynamic sensitivity.
Detect vibration changes in higher frequency harmonics to identify faults earlier.
Resolve individual frequencies to reveal the true cause of the defect.
+ Meaningful Analysis
Time Waveform Analyses detects high frequencies indicative of deteriorating lubrication in rolling element bearings.
Spectral Analysis through FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) detects lower frequencies indicative of overall equipment health.
= Fault Detection
Even with adequate lubrication, bearings will eventually exhibit signs of fatigue. And if not timely addressed, the elements comprising the bearing can lead to catastrophic failures. High frequency signals associated with the dynamics of the rolling elements can reveal an early indication of bearing failure, including bearing damaged caused by variable frequency drives.
Drive belts are often used where it is desirable to isolate the motor from the load. To be effective, the belts must be under tension, but over time, this force can cause the belt to stretch and become loose. By monitoring low frequencies below the speed of rotation, excessive resonances in the belts can detect wear condition.
GEAR TOOTH WEAR
Notable gear mesh frequencies (GMF) are common in spectra associated with monitoring gearboxes, but elevated levels in harmonics of the GMF can indicate gear tooth wear. Diligence in continual monitoring is needed to determine if the gear is wearing or undergoing excessive loading. Abnormally high and a pulsating signature in the time waveform may indicate a broken gear tooth.
A smoothly running machine exhibit minimal vibration, but any number of failure conditions can lead to imbalance in the rotating elements. By routinely monitoring the health of the assets at the bearings, a high sensitivity, wide bandwidth, high resolution sensing system can detect the difference between a fan or blower with debris versus an impending bearing failure.
Prevalent in systems controlled by variable frequency drives, resonance is a destructive directional amplified vibration in a system caused by an operational excitation. This is detected comparing the amplitude of a suspected frequency in two vibratory axis (ie; X to Y) that are 90 degrees apart and in the same plane. If a there is a ratio of approximately 3:1, a resonance is strongly suspected.
Misalignment between machine shafts center lines in a drive train can cause the premature failure of bearings and seals. This is detected by noting higher than normal vibration amplitudes at a frequency equal to 1, 2, or 3, times the turning speed of the machine shaft.
Perpetually powered vibration sensors
Multiple vibration readings per day
Ongoing analysis of acceleration and velocity
Customized alerts when faults detected