More than 300 million electric motors are used in infrastructure, large buildings, and industry globally. These motors account for about 2/3rds of the industrial power consumption. Electricity is required in almost all areas of the plant to provide the driving force that either operates the equipment that produces the products or provides the services that the plant’s equipment was built to perform..
- Mark Koch
- ALL-TEST Pro, LLC
Understand how MEMS-based accelerometers are helping meet the demands on vibration sensors into today’s Condition based Monitoring Applications. This 2 minute tip will highlight key features and benefits of MEMS-based accelerometers in comparison to piezosensors commonly used for CbM...
- Thomas Brand
- Analog Devices, Inc
Overhead cranes are often a single source cause of downtime in any manufacturing facility, especially when discussing those performing services in a steel mill’s melt shop. Often, these assets do not have redundancy that would allow for one to be taken....
- Stephen Bailey
- IVC Technologies
Practical procedure to detect misalignment conditions in packages to gas compression stations...
- Jose Luis Rattia
- RECIP & ROTATING SERVICES CA
The Poor Man’s ODS will be a five-part series; today's tip is Part One: the introduction to the Poor Man’s ODS. ODS stands for operation deflection shape analysis; this is a study of how a machine is moving in relation to a fixed reference point…
- Dennis Swanepoel
It is well known that misalignment is one of the greatest causes of failure in rotating equipment. In fact, research demonstrates that more than 50% of machine breakdowns are the direct result of poor alignment...
- Grant Dennler
Within the vibration community, it is commonly accepted to describe a spalling process in a bearing in four stages; from the first microscopic sign to a severely damaged bearing...
- Ron Kittle
- SPM Instrument Inc