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SAIMC: Vaal branch

November 2020 SAIMC

At the last technology evening, Ralph White from ifm electronic presented on the topic of vibration monitoring and how it provides the ability to detect changes in machine health. Once a machine’s condition begins to deteriorate, it can quickly fail catastrophically. Vibration monitoring provides the ability to detect changes in machine health and take corrective action before this happens.

Changes in machine vibration can be an early indicator of machine damage. So, the detection and integrated evaluation of vibration signals can serve as a basis for the seamless integration of online condition monitoring and real-time maintenance into automation and control systems. The benefits include:

• Elimination of unplanned downtime due to equipment failures.

• Monitoring key machine condition indicators to predict and plan maintenance activities.

• Implementation of advanced real-time vibration monitoring without the complexity of traditional systems.

• Easy integration into process systems.


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