How Often Should Condition Monitoring Measurements Be Taken?

October 10, 2017

Condition Monitoring Expert Tip #2 by Mobius Institute This tip is sponsored by IMVAC (International Machine Vibration Analysis Conference) How do you decide how often measurements should be taken? Regardless of the condition monitoring technology, you must decide how often measurements will be taken. At one extreme, it could be a permanent monitoring system that takes […]






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Are you aligning the right machine?

March 31, 2015

Purchasing a condition monitoring tool is one step in your journey to implementing a reliability program. Proper training on how to use the new technology,  planning the work correctly,  ensuring the work is completed on schedule and done so correctly is critical to success. Just as important is understanding the risks associated with your equipment, […]






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How your Equipment Generates a Mathematical Model

July 24, 2014

Guest post by Ray DeHerrera,  Mechanical Engineer at Pioneer Engineering Vibration analyst use multiple tools to predict a potential fault in a machine; from transducers to accelerometers,  the toolbox for vibration analysts is continually expanding to allow for more comprehensive and accurate data collection and interpretation. One tool that is absolutely important to the data […]






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10 Things Every Analyst needs to know for good Vibration Data Collection and Analysis

May 6, 2014

Shaft speed of machine being analyzed Type of bearings involved (sleeve vs. rolling element) Rolling element bearing part number(s) and manufacturer(s) Internal configuration of equipment Machine History Proper data collection location Proper sensor to use for data collection Proper data collection setups to ensure correct data is collected Is the primary energy sub-synchronous,  synchronous or […]






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9 Bearing Fault Conditions you can detect with Vibration Analysis

February 25, 2014

Vibration analysis can detect the following bearing fault conditions: Defects on raceways Defects on rolling elements Defects in cage Looseness in housing Excessive clearances Bearing turning on the shaft Misaligned bearing Cocked bearing Lack of lubrication






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