Are you considering wireless monitoring for your plant but worried about security issues? David Howard addresses those concerns and also discusses how wireless monitoring can improve the safety of your plant, including during pandemics…
- Dr. M. David Howard
- Erbessd Instruments
Ron Newman defines frequency and what a machine’s frequencies can tell us, and he gives a brief overview of waveforms and spectrums…
- Ron Newman
Gear mesh frequency analysis is a key tool for vibration monitoring programs focusing on gearboxes. There are a number of reasons a gearbox may fail including tooth wear, tooth load, gear eccentricity, broken or cracked teeth, gear misalignment and more.
- Peter Eitnier
- Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies
Vibration can be expressed by three main ways: acceleration, velocity, and displacement. Ron Newman defines all three of these and discusses why they are important and when to use each one…
- Ron Newman
The best AI for vibration condition monitoring is the one that does not remove humans from the process
Industrial Artificial Intelligence (IAI) has one of the greatest potentials to affect the way companies manage their maintenance practices. Letting Machine Learning (ML) and algorithms take more responsibility can lead to more productive work routine and less unplanned stops and the high costs associated with it. But even with several proof points, why are maintenance professionals, particularly vibration analysts, still skeptical about it?
- Rajet Krishnan
- Viking Analytics
Spectral bands can be a very useful tool for the detection of machine faults. However, not all condition monitoring analysts use them or take advantage of their full potential.