We talk a lot about preventative maintenance, and it’s because we think it plays a crucial part in minimizing machinery downtime and the often large costs related to it. And, as one of the best companies offering services like high speed spindle repair, we know what we’re talking about. We do look after the best interests of our clients, which is why we want to help you avoid having to call us for repairs, especially when production has already been halted and costs are getting bigger by the minute. So, with that in mind, this month we want to talk about vibration analysis – what is and why is it useful?
What Is Vibration Analysis?
Any machinery or equipment that rotates also vibrates. When components in the equipment start to reach the end of their product life, the vibration becomes bigger and more distinct. Vibration analysis detects these changes and increases in vibration through sensors like accelerometers and tachometers. When you measure data like this over a period of time, the changes in the vibration waveforms will alert you to changes in the operating condition of the machinery.
Why Is Vibration Analysis Useful?
You shouldn’t be constantly monitoring absolutely everything, but if you concentrate on monitoring the right machinery at the right times, you can save huge amounts of money by avoiding both unnecessary replacements of parts (when your maintenance follows a rigid schedule where parts are replaced without knowing their condition) and your machinery breaking down, causing big repair and downtime costs. With vibration analysis, you can achieve the perfect balance of not wasting money buying parts you don’t need and having to fix machinery problems that could have been prevented if you’d replaced the parts on time.
We offer a full consultation service that will help you figure out what degree of vibration analysis programming is the best choice for your company – whether you want a comprehensive predictive maintenance condition monitoring plan that comes with periodic route collection, or a more basic vibration spindle analysis service that helps you with trouble-shooting. As always, we’re happy to answer any of your questions or inquiries, so please don’t hesitate to call us for more information!