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I wish I knew why we need vibration analysis!

Bottom line – because it saves money. But how? Ah, yes. Let’s talk about how.

If you conduct proper vibration analysis (VA), then you’ll know when something goes wrong. It will make a different noise, and you can identify whether the problem comes from unbalance, misalignment, or damage. At that point, you can also decide whether it can wait for the next scheduled servicing or needs fixing now.

So how does that help? Okay, let me break it down further for you.

  1. VA can reduce the amount of planned maintenance, which means your process runs longer.
  2. Good VA also reduces the total number of unscheduled failures, which means less repair time, which means your process runs longer.
  3. VA can reduce secondary damage too, by predicting the onset of a failure, which means you can avoid more things going wrong than just the first thing.
  4. With less planned maintenance and secondary damage, you need fewer spare parts, which keeps more money in the company wallet.
  5. Last but not least, VA improves production planning. By predicting failures, you can make sure your company has enough time, materials, and staff to handle your process.

Pretty interesting, right? It sure is for me, so I hope you learned something today.

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