Large jaw type rock crushers are very common in the stone and gravel business. They are generally portable and can be towed by tractor trucks. The jaw crusher creates a pinch point that fractures larger rocks and reduces them to about the size of your fist. They are further crushed in a cone crusher and […]
We recently received a call from a customer who makes fiber optic strands. Fiber optic strands are glass tubes that are heated and stretched into long optic fibers that are later incorporated into a data transmission cable. They hired us to help find the cause of a vibration problem in the fan enclosure used in […]
Rotating machinery is everywhere. We are often asked, ”What do you balance?” Rotating machines are responsible for making daily life possible. From heavy manufacturing to high rise building air conditioning – Rotating machinery utilizes high speed moving parts. These high speed moving parts need balancing. Over time those parts may go out of balance and […]
All rotating components create some amount of vibration. When vibration becomes severe it can be very destructive when not corrected. Irregularities or asymmetries created either during the manufacturing process or due to wear are often the cause of vibration. They create a mismatch between the rotating axis established by the supporting shaft and bearings, and […]
Vibration is usually caused by parts that are unbalanced as a result of asymmetrical manufacturing. To really understand vibration and its sources, you need to have a thorough knowledge of manufacturing processes. Resolving a vibration problem requires going beyond just balancing components to address the manufacturing cause. We know the questions to ask to get […]
Whip balancing is an important part of maintenance for machines that have rotors. Resonant frequency is another name for whip. The resonant frequency is a measure of the speed, in cycles per minute, that a rotor will vibrate when forced off-balance. A good example of this concept is a diving board. Having a long diving […]
Vibration analysis is not exactly a service that just anyone can provide. Because of that fact, many people tend to ask us to explain what we do. Here are a few explanations for you! Vibration analysis is a vital service for all rotating equipment, as anything that rotates is bound to vibrate. As components like […]
Vibration analysis, with proper mechanical inspections, can make the difference between making the same ineffective repairs over and over again, or determining the precise nature of a problem and applying the proper solution once.