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Vibration Information for rotating machinery applications.

 

XYO Technology on Wind Turbines

Thursday, March 27, 2014


Wind turbines are prone to vibration problems. According to research data, about 40% of all wind turbines have high vibrations which exceed vibration limits. These vibrations cause structural loads, increased wear, adverse start-up conditions, and often vibration-related shutdowns. Most vibration problems are detected too late. Condition monitoring systems—often used to measure vibration levels—are not always able to interpret the measured signals correctly. Downtime can occur more often as wind turbines age. Read More

Happy PI Day March 14th

Friday, March 14, 2014

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Torsional or Angular Vibration

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Torsional vibration is the angular oscillation of a rotating object such as a drive shaft, caused by fluctuating torsional levels. It is a common occurrence in power transmission systems such as engines and automotive drivetrains. Read More

Vibration in the Workplace

Monday, July 09, 2012

Worker in industries such as construction, mining, manufacturing and agriculture are at particular risk of exposure to potentially unsafe vibration levels. Exposure can be caused from operation of rotating, reciprocating, and percussive machinery and tools. Read More

Bearing Lubrication

Friday, June 22, 2012

Bearings are used to constraint relative motion between two parts or more and carry load during operation. There are many bearing types and each type has its own use. For example, thrust bearing is used to carry load in axial direction, while ball bearing is used to carry load in transverse direction. Multiple bearing arrangements are commonly used in rotating equipment. Bearings play an important role in reducing friction between two rotating parts. Incorrect lubrication can account for more than 30 percent of bearing failures. Hence proper lubrication for bearings is crucial in reliability operation. Read More