As predictive maintenance teams in industrial facilities strive for a more complete picture of their equipment’s health, high frequency vibration measurements have become a crucial addition to identify faults such as motor and pump bearing defects and gear tooth inconsistencies in high-speed gearboxes. As a result, there is an upsurge in demand for vibration sensors with a high frequency response.
- Meredith Christman
- PCB Piezotronics
Studies show that 50 to 70% of all equipment failures can be directly traced to a lubrication-related issue, most of which can be found with oil analysis.
A small number of semiconductor manufacturers have overcome the noise, bandwidth and g-Range shortcomings commonly associated with MEMS sensors used in Condition-based Monitoring (CbM) by producing several medium and high-performance MEMS vibration sensors with the latter being comparable to piezo accelerometers.
- Chris Murphy
- Analog Devices, Inc
Galvanic isolation was developed as a response to galvanic paths and subsequently, the signal interference they cause. A galvanic path is defined as a path in which there is a direct electrical connection between two or more electrical circuits that allow current to flow..
- Peter Eitnier
- Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies
The simulator of measuring system (Lead Phase or Lag Phase), phase convention (Rotating Scale or Fixed Scale) and scale direction (Contrary to Rotation or Same of Rotation), shows, during rotation, for the first turn the tachometer event...
- Jose Mendez Adriani
- Central University of Venezuela
New Single-Pair Ethernet: High-Quality Asset Health Insights and Power on Two Wires for Condition Monitoring Applications
Condition monitoring applications continue to grow in importance, as equipment manufacturers look to increase asset utilization with real-time monitoring of equipment, extend equipment lifespans, and increase throughput by utilizing predictive maintenance techniques to reduce maintenance costs and asset downtime..
- Maurice O'Brien
- Analog Devices, Inc
Businesses invest millions of dollars in what they believe will be a fail-safe maintenance program for their electric motors. Regular tests are scheduled for each motor; engineers dutifully record the data when required and then move on to the next motor.
- Noah Bethel
- PdMA Corporation
Balancing cost reduction and efficiency improvement targets is a common source of frustration for maintenance and engineering managers. For facilities that operate continuously with no window for unplanned shutdowns, poor reliability and availability of machinery is far more serious, but even in factories with regular opportunities for maintenance, recovery can still be expensive and time consuming.
- AVT Reliability
We will discuss the building blocks of a good laser system and how you can untangle the gobbledygook of tech specs in order to make the best selection for your applications.Understanding how a laser system works (not just how to operate it), will make you a better aligner. We will explore and break down the most common methodologies.
- Ron Sullivan
- Hamar Laser