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Gearbox Condition Monitoring – Understanding Dynamic Behavior vs Gear Surface Condition

Ron Kittle | Managing Director, SPM Instrument Inc

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Ian Strain
Ian Strain
4 years ago

Good Day.
We’re experiencing high gear mesh vibrations at certains speeds on our
SAG Mill Pinion. It’s a dual drive Mill. It’s not gear defect or bearing related. We’re thinking it may be process related. If anyone has experience resolving this type of vibration on SAG Mills or Ball Mills, let me know.

About the Author

Ron Kittle Managing Director, SPM Instrument Inc

Ron has over 20 years of experience in the maintenance and reliability fields, primarily focusing on condition monitoring products related to vibration analysis across many industries. Ron has extensive experience in wireless and on-line condition monitoring systems, and his most recent work has been in the wind energy, steel, and mining industries. Ron’s career started in the US Army where he spent time as a Combat Vehicle Mechanic. Ron is Managing Director for SPM Instrument Inc. USA, a global leader in condition monitoring that exclusively develops and markets all the advanced technologies to measure, analyze and present condition data from complex machinery.