One of the most overlooked features of a good vibration data collector is the ability to enter important process information such as temperatures,  pressures,  equipment lubrication levels, equipment speed and much more.
Documentation of process data is important for your production department. This information is important to the Condition Monitoring (CM) Analyst as well.  Changes in process data may explain why the vibration amplitude levels or other CM conditions have changed.
Many facilities struggle with the ability to record and store process-related data. A good vibration data collector will have the ability to record and store this type of information.  In fact, routes can be created for operators to guide them through the routine acquisition of this information. Vibration data can be acquired by the operators as well. This could provide additional value added time in your facility.
This data can be easily stored to meet the documentation requirements of your facility and trended to provide increased analysis opportunities that may otherwise go overlooked.

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