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The Future of Condition Monitoring

30 Jun 2017 / 0 Comments / in Condition Monitoring

Condition monitoring – vibration, thermographic, in-situ balancing, laser alignment and associated procedures – is an essential part of proactive maintenance, which is itself part of a chain of necessary maintenance. From the lower level of not carrying out any maintenance, through maintenance or repair only after failure or planned maintenance to repair before failure, to […]

Efficient manufacturing in the cyber age

26 Jun 2017 / 0 Comments / in Manufacturing

Modern manufacturing has recently moved into what can be seen as its fourth generation. The Industrial Revolution of the late 18th century began the world of manufacturing as we now know it; little had changed after the introduction of electrical power and production line techniques in the 1960s, with manual labour producing most output. It […]

Vibration analysis and thermography to detect early issues and prevent machinery failure

26 Jun 2017 / 0 Comments / in Vibration Analysis

Predictive maintenance is now regarded as the only way to ensure the smooth running of manufacturing machinery, keep output at optimum levels and prevent the possibility of machine breakdowns. Any unplanned stoppage of a machine will naturally cost money, but if parts are damaged due to poor maintenance or lack of pro-active monitoring, the costs […]

Advanced Maintenance Techniques

12 May 2017 / 0 Comments / in Condition Monitoring

Condition monitoring was carried out, at one time, by an experienced engineer holding a wooden stick against a piece of machinery and feeling the frequencies and harmonies of its vibrations. While this technique could reveal much about the condition of the machine, we are now lucky enough to live in the age of cyber technology […]

Keeping Complex Systems Running Smoothly

10 May 2017 / 0 Comments / in Condition Monitoring

The importance of keeping complex systems running smoothly People are often told to ‘Keep It Simple’, but the amount of simple devices and processes grows less every day. The more components involved in a process, the more that can potentially go wrong. But modern life, and manufacturing in particular, necessitates a vast number of complex […]

Condition Monitoring

18 Apr 2017 / 0 Comments / in Condition Monitoring

“We aim to equalise before the other team scores.” said Danny Blanchflower, former Northern Ireland international and Tottenham Hotspur footballer. This is a brilliant example of ‘reverse thinking’, meaning you simply look at a problem, or potential problem, from another direction. Stand back, or stand on the other side of the room, and different aspects […]

Vibration Analysis

08 Apr 2017 / 0 Comments / in Vibration Analysis

Vibration in machinery is not necessarily a bad thing. It will occur naturally whenever and wherever anything moves. Vibration allows us to hear sound waves and appreciate music. In machinery, a constant unchanging level of vibration is a sign that the equipment is running smoothly, so what vibration analysis allows us to detect is any […]