Vibration-based machine condition monitoring
Pulse, temperature and blood pressure are important indicators of a person’s health condition. It is similar with machines. Because every machine vibrates to some extent during operation and this form of motion is easy to measure, vibrations are the basis for assessing machine conditions.
Condition monitoring essentially comprises the measurement and recording of typical overall vibration values and operating parameters. It provides information and allows the diagnosis of the general machine condition or very specific ‘disorders’ of the machine. Depending on their level of priority in the production process, machines can be continuously monitored or checked at regular intervals. This is achieved by means of online condition monitoring systems or portable data collectors with route functions and sufficient storage capacity.
Less downtime – more profit!
The earlier you can detect the deterioration of a machine’s condition, the quicker and better you can plan and take the required corrective measures:
- Procure spare parts timely.
- Plan resources and create service orders.
- Carry out repairs during the installation’s planned shutdown.
Not only does this save repair and maintenance costs, but it also increases the profitability of your installation, because the service life of your machines is optimally managed and utilised.
Methods and parameters of vibration-based condition monitoring
- Continuous and cyclic acquisition of overall values (online
- Time-based, periodic acquisition of overall values (offline
- Broadband condition parameters, such as RMS value of vibration
- Narrowband diagnostic parameters, such as 0-peak in the frequency band of the first harmonic (unbalance).
- Trending of the overall values for prediction of residual service life and optimization of subsequent maintenance.
- Application of standardized evaluation standards for vibration of rotating machines(ISO 10816-3, VDI 1940).
With PRÜFTECHNIK’s range of CM software, the health of your machinery can be monitored easily, remotely and automatically by staff with minimal training.
Condition Monitoring requirements vary. Some monitoring needs to be continuous, while other monitoring tasks arise ad hoc. For these troubleshooting tasks, Aquip offers PRÜFTECHNIK’s range of portable vibration detectors.
PRÜFTECHNIK’s range of Online detectors allow for continuous monitoring and anomaly reporting through permanently mounted sensors. A range of connectivity options are available for accurate reporting, including hardwire, wireless, Bluetooth, email and SMS alerting.
PRÜFTECHNIK’s popular range of hand-held vibration data loggers and signal analysers connect to OMNITREND condition monitoring software, making the task of machinery and asset management even easier!
In addition our team of Services Engineers have extensive experience with PRÜFTECHNIK condition monitoring equipment paired with CAT II certification. We are able to assist with onsite condition monitoring services such as data collection, analysis, technical questions and software troubleshooting. We use the Pruftechnik Omnitrend and Omnitrend Center Software for analysis and provide tailored reporting to suit your requirements.
We have a fleet of PRÜFTECHNIK condition monitoring equipment available for condition monitoring service work including the VibXpert II. This tool is powerful system with the ability to take a variety of vibration measurements as well as perform one or two plane shaft balancing. We provide the full range of permanent online condition monitoring systems for continuous monitoring, as well as portable condition monitoring systems for ad hoc measurements.
- Data collection
- Software troubleshooting
PRUFTECHNIK is a global maintenance technology supplier with a wide product, service and training range tailored to the needs of the maintenance professionals in the areas of shaft alignment, vibration analysis, condition monitoring and nondestructive testing. Many manufacturing organizations worldwide trust in our solutions for the reliability and condition-based maintenance of rotating machinery.