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Shaker Motor Condition Assessment:


The Ailsa team were tasked with finding an alternative way to monitor the vibration of a shaker motor in a UK based plant.

Due to the machines location and environment, traditional vibration measurements using accelerometers was not achievable, so ARSL mobilised two new technologies to site to gather the data and compare results.

What Was Achieved:

Firstly we were able to monitor the lower frequencies and visualise the vibration with our Motion Amplification camera. We were also able to filter the data to check the structure and foundations.

We then used a modern MCSA kit that looked at both the voltage and current signatures across a variety of sample rates to build a full vibration spectrum by using the motor itself as a sensor!

The data results obtained were comparable so a baseline was created for the newly installed machine which will be trended over the next 12 months.

All of this was achieved without plant interruption or by physically touching the machine in any way highlighting that there are other modern and safer ways to monitor your machines.

Please download our PDF below to view the case study document.

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