Motion Amplification

Motion Amplification

The Motion Amplification System is a powerful diagnostic tool that allows maintenance and engineering personnel to visually see the issues with their equipment. This is the foundation of this technology. Where vibration analysis can narrow down a fault to an area, this technology can show you a fault down to a specific component (motor hold-down bolts, cracked welds on a mounting structure, lack of rigidity, or resonance condition in piping).

ATS will provide the technology and a reliability consultant to operate it. It is recommended that the facility provide a technician to help ATS move the motion capture equipment between units and to be an interface with production, in case units need to be stopped or started.

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Making assumptions in vibration analysis can add a lot of time and wasted resources in finding the issue.

High directional vibration in a large vertical pump – some analysts would lean towards subsurface pump issues or even an unbalanced rotor within the motor. Structural looseness is not typically the first diagnosis because the last few times you’ve seen this signature it was not a looseness issue or no looseness was found at the time of inspection.

Scroll motor on a centrifuge with a one-to-one belt ratio – high radial vibration throughout the motor and scroll bearings is typically associated to a scroll issue such as build up within the unit causing unbalance. Jumping to a conclusion can sometimes skip the quickest fix.

Vibration does not just occur on rotating pieces of equipment. Excessive vibration within piping is just as destructive. Over time the weakest link in this chain will break whether it is the floor mount or even pipe support. Damage is occurring. You just can always see it with the naked eye.

Let ATS show you what you are missing. Contact us today.

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