Optimal performance doesn’t come easy. It’s important to check and monitor machines all the time. What are you looking at? Temperature, pressure, speed, and vibration come to mind. Observing changes can help denote when problems may occur in the near future.
People often decide to measure vibration through machine monitoring programs. This maintenance program essentially wires gearbox vibration sensors or other sensors to equipment so that any violent shaking or other out-of-the-ordinary actions are recorded.
Conventional applications demand vibration analysis. What kind? All kinds! We need vertical, horizontal, and axial support for both inboard and outboard motor bearings. A lot can go wrong (improper balance, misaligned couplings, etc.) and you need to watch for it.
Electric issues, broken rotor bars or problems with the bearing fluting or air gap might also raise concerns.
Vibration sensors, like gearbox vibration sensors, are very useful. The tool helps evaluate the line process. The setups are often used by engineers, medical professionals, nuclear technicians, and vehicle designers.
The best vibration sensors come in a good range of frequencies for maximum flexibility. Without the range, it is harder to pick up fast or slow applications. Other considerations include environmental conditions (including temperature), range, accuracy, shape, and area.
You might hear about vibration and Allen Bradley. This and other tools can be obtained from a local provider, STI Vibration Monitoring, Inc. This company delivers vibration instrumentation systems that improve the monitoring of your line’s performance.