Are you simply predicting failures or also identifying the causes of the failures?

April 30, 2012

Is your vibration analysis program or other Condition Monitoring technology simply predicting failures or also identifying the causes of the failures? Vibration analysis is a very useful tool for identifying failure modes in equipment. Bearing failures, unbalance, misalignment, belt issues and many other problems can be easily identified with vibration analysis. However, the value of vibration […]

Detect, Diagnose and Confirm!

April 25, 2012

Most facilities have multiple Condition Monitoring technologies like vibration analysis, oil analysis, thermography, etc. However, most plants do not use these CM technologies to jointly identify, confirm and report equipment issues. Do not underestimate the value of using the results generated from these technologies together. Have you ever had a Maintenance Manager or other manager […]

There is more to proper shimming of a machine for alignment than meets the eye —Download Best Practices

April 23, 2012

There is more to proper shimming of a machine for alignment than meets the eye. There are several things you should keep in mind and look out for. First and foremost, you should be using high quality precut slotted stainless steel shims, such as Lawton Precut SS-304 Shims. If you think cutting your own shims […]

Calculations of Bearing Defect Frequencies made easy —download our Normalized Bearing File now!

April 18, 2012

Fault frequency information is very important in vibration analysis and reliability efforts.  This information allows the analyst to correlate vibration data to specific components in the equipment that may be in some stage of failure. Correctly addressing these failure conditions will increase equipment reliability resulting in greater uptime, increased capacity, improved product quality, better safety, […]

Tech Trends | Predictive Maintenance Technologies

April 16, 2012

iPURCHASE, A supplement from IMPO MAGAZINE • March 2012 Companies are attempting to operate leaner and more efficiently every day, with predictive maintenance still serving as a driving force. With a variety of tools on the market, there is something for every operation, large or small. There is so much technology available to manufacturers and […]

A Couple of Tips for Online Remote Monitoring

April 11, 2012

When wiring an online remote monitoring system or accelerometers into a termination box/switch box, it is a good practice to run the cables in flexible or rigid conduit. After the fact, it is highly recommended to label both ends of each cable with its respective measurement location. If ferrule tags are not available for labeling, […]

PRUEFTECHNIK Sponsors SolarCar Project by Bochum University with SHAFTALIGN

April 9, 2012

We are pleased to announce that PRUEFTECHNIK Alignment Systems —LUDECA’s principals— is an official sponsor of the SolarCar project conducted by the Bochum University of Applied Sciences in Germany.       Our shaft alignment system, SHAFTALIGN, is the shinning star of this project. PRUEFTECHNIK is supporting the SolarCar team with this system, which they are using […]

Case Study: Eliminating High Vibration Due to Natural Frequency

April 5, 2012

Smith Pump Company recently was called to a pump station to solve a problem with high vibration on three 350HP vertical turbine pumps. The pump station was fairly new and had only been in operation for a year or two. Two of the three pumps were operated on a variable frequency drive (VFD).  The first […]

Add phase to your route tools in 2012

April 3, 2012

Have you desired to improve your analysis skills? Maybe you’d like to become more proficient with recognizing and interpreting the nuances of phase data? The best way to do this is by adding it to your daily routine, in your routes. By viewing phase data every day, you’ll soon become comfortable with it and it […]