PdM Blog

Before any effective solution can be developed for any problem, understanding the nature of the problem and its causes is crucial.  Too many times, it is not diagnosed until it’s become a major crisis.  Often, it’s the vibration that threatens the stability of the equipment, the foundation it rests on and any neighboring equipment that can potentially be damaged due to the transferring vibration.  This is why proper maintenance is so important.  Unbalanced equipment, or misalignment are two primary causes of vibration.  The working parts of any machine must maintain balance so that all the working parts can do their jobs in tandem.

Uneven distribution – even when it is minimal – can cause damage that’s both time consuming and expensive.  loose foundations and even structural damage to a foundation or its walls.  Suddenly, a company is facing not only repairing or replacing the problem machinery, but it might also realize there have been dangerous compromises to the entire facility.  Regardless of what caused the machinery vibration, the problem must be addressed and a solution found immediately.  All too often, it’s only then a business realizes the benefits of vibration detection equipment.

Motor driven machines can sometimes become misaligned.  Again, the degree of the problem is not nearly as significant as the potential damage it can cause. When the damage goes undiagnosed, it can result in loose foundations and even structural damage to a foundation or its walls.  Suddenly, a company is facing not only repairing or replacing the problem machinery, but it might also realize there have been dangerous compromises to the entire facility.

Regardless of what caused the machinery vibration, the problem must be addressed and a solution found immediately.  All too often, it’s only then a business realizes the benefits of vibration detection equipment.