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Top 5 industrial vibration sensor applications

Maintenance professionals may not realize how using vibration sensors can improve facility efficiency. Learn about which industrial sectors can benefit from vibration sensors.

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Understanding the practicality of graded asset health

Identifying the severity of a problem by looking at data can be difficult. Color-coded, varying severity alarms enable maintenance managers to make better data-driven decisions.

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Guide to machine faults and how to get to root cause

90 percent of machine faults fall into four main categories: misalignment, imbalance, looseness, or bearing wear. Using root cause analysis can help you identify where a problem began and what caused it.

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Demystifying Failure Modes: Matching Machines and Failure Modes

The Fluke 810 Vibration Tester locates and identifies the four most common types of mechanical faults and allows for quick and easy assessments of overall machine health.

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3 ways to improve motor health with vibration testing

One would be hard-pressed to find a facility manager who doesn’t want maintenance operations to run as smoothly as possible. Detecting signs of motor components failure becomes easier when combined with a preventive vibration program.

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Top 10 industrial applications for remote vibration sensors

Vibration screening helps maintenance and reliability teams avoid rotating machine failure.

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Glossary of Vibration Terms

Glossary of Vibration Terms

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When and how to use and set up vibration monitoring on assets

Breaking down the process and rationale for successfully adding these sensors for condition monitoring

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Top 5 benefits of vibration monitoring

Screening is an economical way to monitor assets by automating data collection. Learn more about the benefits of implementing vibration monitoring in your plant.

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3 asset diagnostic challenges condition monitoring helps solve

Limited resources can make monitoring all vital plant equipment difficult, if not impossible. That’s where a condition monitoring system with wireless sensors monitoring comes in.

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5 ways condition monitoring can improve your maintenance program

Wireless sensors paired with condition monitoring software can improve reliability programs, decrease costs and increase uptime.

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From screwdrivers to testers: Vibration analysis comes of age

Most machines have rotating parts, and rotating parts vibrate. Measuring how and how much those parts vibrate can tell you a lot about the health of a machine.

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Taking a Wireless Approach Gets to the Root of the Problem Faster

Follow the experiences with wireless test tools of electrician Chipper Stohl of AECI, as he works primarily in emergency troubleshooting and repair, with some installation and maintenance.

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Techs are tuned in to benefits of wireless testing

Wireless testing survey results with comments and insights from Fluke tool users

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Software reveals power of data to more maintenance managers

CNX 3000 wireless test tool field trial by electrical contractor AECI in industrial facilities: trouble call applications

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Understanding the benefits of vibration monitoring and analysis

Vibration testing for condition-based maintenance, to reduce costs and production losses. Mechanics of testing, analyzing roller bearing faults.

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Vibration and the Fluke 810

Sometimes vibration in industrial equipment is a symptom or even a cause of trouble; other times, it is part of normal machine operation.

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Most common causes of machine vibration

Vibration can result from a number of conditions, acting alone or in combination. Keep in mind that vibration problems might be caused by auxiliary equipment, not just the primary equipment.

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Inspect moving machinery by putting the 'freeze' on

New stroboscope helps frontline mechanical troubleshooting teams precisely measure machine rotation and oscillation without shutting down the equipment.

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Preventing machine failure by detecting the first signs of trouble

Preventing machine failure by detecting the first signs of trouble