Vibration analysis is used to monitor critical rotating machinery and to determine the effects it has on this machinery. A good vibration analysis survey can determine if the machinery is out of alignment, unbalanced, belts are worn or loose, gear teeth are worn or chipped and to what extent of damage these common problems have caused. Vibration analysis can even determine how badly the bearing damage is to prevent unscheduled downtime.
Often, companies rely on their spare parts to see them through these unnecessary downtimes, without knowing the condition of their spares. By using monthly vibration analysis, a company can trend the bearing deficiency and determine when the best time to fix the problem will be. This saves the company thousands of dollars a year in loss of production, overtime, wasted energy and excess parts.