Where Should I Place My Ultrasound Sensor on a Gearbox?

May 1, 2018

A proven method to assess gearbox condition is to collect a DYNAMIC ultrasound signal. If possible, you want to capture at least 3-5 revolutions of the gearbox. From there, analysis is straightforward. Use Ultranalysis (UAS2) software to view the signal in the time waveform and spectrum displays. Use the software’s many analysis tools to determine […]

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Ultrasound Finds Worn and Misaligned Couplings

January 9, 2018

Simon is a condition monitoring specialist from a local oil refinery. He contacted my office for advice about predicting flexible coupling failures. Currently, they perform basic vibration analysis on their pumps and motors using an overall meter. They have some success predicting bearing failures but the same cannot be said for couplings. Several unexpected failures […]

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One Condition Monitoring Technology is Not Enough!

November 7, 2017

Condition Monitoring Expert Tip #4 by Mobius Institute This tip is sponsored by IMVAC (International Machine Vibration Analysis Conference) There is no doubt that technologies such as vibration analysis, oil analysis, ultrasound and infrared are very powerful. They can tell you a great deal about fault conditions in rotating machinery, electrical systems, and more. But if […]

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