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Vibration Analysis - The key to a flawless production process

In recent years, many companies have engaged in the transition from reactive maintenance, to planned maintenance into the most efficient effective method found in predictive maintenance. Since the first two methods have dominated in past years and they were comparatively costly, inefficient in time, and sometimes resulted in over maintenance of machines.

In predictive maintenance, it minimizes machine downtime, cost for spare parts and overtime. With all these benefits you will next arise with the question “What is the best implication of predictive maintenance in my work place?”

So here we go with the answer to that question, one of the most effective ways of predictive services is Vibration Analysis.

What is Vibration?

Vibration Analysis defines as the measurement of movement on a point of a machine. The vibration (motion) of the point of a machine can be measured by using vibration sensors which transforms mechanical motions into an electrical voltage, which is generated by  the compression of a piezoelectric  crystal inside the sensor. This electrical signal is then sent to the vibration analyzer, which is connected to the machine. The most common vibration sensor used today is the industrial accelerometer

How  does  Vibration Analysis work?

After taking a measurement with a vibration analyzer when the sensor is mounted to the machine, the analyzer will read the incoming electrical voltage generated by the piezoelectric crystal and generate what is known as the Time Waveform (time domain). This plot compares the amplitude of vibration versus time.

Most vibration analyzers will transform the Time Waveform in to a Frequency spectrum (frequency domain) using an FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) process. The frequency spectrum plots vibration amplitude versus frequency. This allows the user to detect a much wider range of machinery faults than the Time Waveform is capable of.

Why Should we check Vibration of a machine?

Vibration analyzing is the most useful way of monitoring the health of a machine. Many plans have implemented regular vibration analysis plans to ensure the condition of their machines to make sure that the machines are being checked at regular intervals. Therefore, they can identify if any issue occurs after an analysis, a solution can be pursued.

Note : The picture shows us performing a Vibration analysis with our very own Demo kit.

In recent years, many companies have engaged in the transition from reactive maintenance, to planned maintenance into the most efficient effective method found in predictive maintenance. Since the first two methods have dominated in past years and they were comparatively costly, inefficient in time, and sometimes resulted in over maintenance of machines.

In predictive maintenance, it minimizes machine downtime, cost for spare parts and overtime. With all these benefits you will next arise with the question “What is the best implication of predictive maintenance in my work place?”

So here we go with the answer to that question, one of the most effective ways of predictive services is Vibration Analysis.

What is Vibration?

Vibration Analysis defines as the measurement of movement on a point of a machine. The vibration (motion) of the point of a machine can be measured by using vibration sensors which transforms mechanical motions into an electrical voltage, which is generated by  the compression of a piezoelectric  crystal inside the sensor. This electrical signal is then sent to the vibration analyzer, which is connected to the machine. The most common vibration sensor used today is the industrial accelerometer

How  does  Vibration Analysis work?

After taking a measurement with a vibration analyzer when the sensor is mounted to the machine, the analyzer will read the incoming electrical voltage generated by the piezoelectric crystal and generate what is known as the Time Waveform (time domain). This plot compares the amplitude of vibration versus time.

Most vibration analyzers will transform the Time Waveform in to a Frequency spectrum (frequency domain) using an FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) process. The frequency spectrum plots vibration amplitude versus frequency. This allows the user to detect a much wider range of machinery faults than the Time Waveform is capable of.

Why Should we check Vibration of a machine?

Vibration analyzing is the most useful way of monitoring the health of a machine. Many plans have implemented regular vibration analysis plans to ensure the condition of their machines to make sure that the machines are being checked at regular intervals. Therefore, they can identify if any issue occurs after an analysis, a solution can be pursued.

Note : The picture shows us performing a Vibration analysis with our very own Demo kit.