In 1918, N. W. Akimoff, a Russian immigrant, invented the first-ever dynamic balancing machine in the United States and helped pave the way in the last Industrial Revolution. Akimoff made it possible for the industry to balance machine rotors such as turbines, pumps, fans, or rolls and was duly lauded for his ingenuity in the […]
Vibration testing is an essential part of maintaining mission-critical machinery that powers your business. The foundation of all vibration testing is the data provided by the frequency of a motor or fan operating at its nominal RPM. An analyst working with a motor that turns at 900 RPM is looking for how the machine vibrates […]
The Industrial Internet of Things is meant to be a good thing. Capturing large swaths of data and sifting through them to obtain real insights into machinery performance and other key metrics. There are two issues at hand in terms of maintenance: the amount of data to be processed and the ability to analyze it […]
Pumps, turbines and other industrial machinery are usually encased in housings made from an aluminum or steel. This helps reduce the impact of abrasion, harsh chemical solvents and water or dust contamination. Trying to analyze whether or not there are issues with the components inside rarely makes sense to do visibly precisely because disassembly is […]
Monitoring a bearing’s temperature can identify a bearing problem as well as some more advanced technologies.