Vibration analysis is utilized as an accurate method of finding existing problems as well as trim balancing of the spindle to acceptable specifications.
Virtually any part from an ounce in weight up to 5000 lbs. can be effectively balanced to meet and exceed most balancing tolerances.
Vibration analysis – An overview
Vibration analysis consists in listening inside the machine. Each component vibrates differently and generates a characteristic noise that leaves a typical fingerprint in the spectrum in the form of a linear pattern. If damage is present, the pattern stands out from the noise floor. This allows the specialist to recognize, for example, whether the problem comes from unbalance, misalignment or bearing damage. In addition to an accurate diagnosis it is generally also possible to determine whether urgent action is necessary or whether it can wait until the next scheduled servicing.
Vibration analysis – The benefits
The bottom line is that vibration analysis benefits both the operator and the maintenance technician:
- Enables the identification of machine faults
- Provides information on root causes
- Localizes the affected components
- Optimizes spare parts logistics
- Allows early planning of maintenance measures.