Improving efficiency is a goal for many manufacturing facilities,
big or small, and across all industries. When critical assets are fully
functional, and every team member is working efficiently, things go smoothly
and safely, and the facility can maximize its potential output. Conversely,
when unexpected repairs occur, this can result in downtime or even shutdowns,
and the financial consequences can be severe in extreme cases. To help improve
efficiency, many facilities employ vibration
monitoring systems to strengthen their predictive maintenance process and
have noticed positive effects across other areas of the facility. Here are a
few of the ways that vibration analysis equipment could help your facility.
Potential Issues Ahead of Time
Surprises are seldom welcome in a manufacturing facility. Managers and
operators need consistency and reliability from critical assets and equipment.
Preventative maintenance ensures these machines operate smoothly, but specialty
vibration analysis equipment can go further. Contactless
vibration analysis equipment provides a component-level view of your critical
assets, helping you recognize and understand signs of potential problems. With
this information, you can include preventative measures into your predictive
maintenance process to protect the lifespan of your assets.
Managers know efficiency improvements, no matter how small, can generate results
over time. With the best vibration analysis equipment, you can go beyond the
component-level view and see how the whole system operates and how each asset
interacts with the next. Visualizing the movement between assets helps managers
plan for improvements that could generate better efficiency and productivity
over time. Excess vibrations or movement could be a sign of larger problems at
play too, and without this vibration analysis equipment, managers could have
been left in the dark.
The best way to improve efficiency is to maximize the time your assets have to
operate and reducing unexpected downtime. While downtime is unavoidable and
necessary to perform essential maintenance, unforeseen and unnecessary downtime
costs money. The right vibration monitoring system alerts you before a minor
issue becomes a time-intensive repair. Contactless vibration monitoring systems
are also quick and simple to use. They require no machine downtime to install
contact-sensors, and instead visualize movement across an entire asset,
amplifying the motion to a level visible to the human eye.
Communication with Non-Technical Team Members
Efficiency in a facility goes beyond the assets themselves. The line of
communication between technical and non-technical team members must be quick,
clear, and simple. Modern vibration analysis equipment amplifies motion,
helping non-technical team members visualize motion typically invisible to the
human eye instead of deciphering a chart or complex data. This makes it easier
for technical team members to communicate data clearly and efficiently, which
can go a long way in the modern manufacturing facility.
Technologies has successfully revolutionized the testing and machine condition
monitoring world by introducing their cutting-edge Iris technology platform.
Powered by Motion Amplification®, the Iris M™ vibration analysis equipment
platform is a precision predictive maintenance solution that delivers valuable
insights into the reliability and condition of critical assets. RDI
Amplification technology reveals otherwise-invisible problematic vibration and
movement in equipment, allowing users to evaluate its condition in real-time.
In addition to the ease of use and reliability of the Iris product platform, it
can be installed without machine downtime and run continually or at specific
intervals. Better understand test results and the condition of critical assets
with Iris M™ from RDI Technologies.