All machinery vibrates. As wear occurs, the vibration will increase.
By placing a transducer on the machinery we can get a graph of the vibration against the frequency. As a problem increases sidebands and harmonics of frequencies will start to become more and more apparent.
Through this, we can direct your maintenance personnel to change or lubricate various components.
With one customer, we managed to advise on the best way to lubricate equipment that was badly worn, so that they could continue production until their annual shutdown.
By using this technique together with Oil Debris Analysis, we can help prevent lost production through broken down machinery. Especially important when replacement machinery is expensive, difficult to source or has a long delivery time.