PdM Specialists provides remote and on-site services as well as custom maintenance programs. Whether it’s testing, troubleshooting, or proactively maintaining assets, PdM offers a complete solution for your equipment.
Our engineers and technicians all hold ISO 184636 vibration analyst certifications, enabling for expedited, accurate analysis and fault diagnosis.
At its core, vibration analysis is dependent on known factors, while unknown mechanical aspects play a major role in creating or generating vibration. Our engineers and technicians will work with you to determine the criticality of your equipment. We will then help with designing a program that fits your specific situation and budget.
Infrared Thermography (IR) has found many areas of use in the last 15 years. Through infrared thermography, PdM Specialists can measure escaping energy from electrical and mechanical equipment. By using a thermal camera, PdM Specialists can get a thorough picture of problems before they become catastrophic. The reasons for testing vary from safety issues, determining energy loss and overall equipment reliability.
With online condition monitoring, you can get up-to-date analytics and predictive diagnostics on your company’s machines and equipment. PdM Specialists uses an extensive toolbox of state-of-the art sensors and monitoring technology to create custom predictive maintenance and IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) solutions.
When equipment is out of balance the resulting vibration has a significant impact on how long bearings, as well as other components will last. Our technicians will diagnose whether there is mass unbalance, take vibration readings on all bearings, and analyze and provide a report on the complete condition of the equipment.
PdM Specialists offers several options for route based vibration analysis programs to monitor your machines and equipment. Route based vibration analysis programs can be conducted at monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly intervals. A criticality assessment developed during the initial evaluation will help determine data-collection frequency.
Using Motion Amplification we can visualize the movement of an entire machine, or diagnose a structural problem. Motion amplification uses the pixels collected in a video capture to amplify motion and vibration in a machine’s system or structural components. By quantifying and analyzing these amplified motions, we can diagnosis defects and potential faults.
PdM Specialists performs floor vibration acceptance testing for sensitive equipment and machinery. We use the latest technology to record ambient vibration within floor structures that may interfere with microscopes, laser scanning equipment, SEM equipment, and other machinery that handles specialized and sensitive operations.
Machines are expensive and faults are often initiated during transport and installation. Falling out of alignment, becoming unbalanced, and bearing defects are some of the leading causes of premature failures. Make sure your new machine is operating within spec from day one with acceptance testing.
Bearing Post-Failure Analysis
Bearing failure analysis focuses on understanding how and why a bearing fails in order to prevent that failure from reoccurring. Important failure modes such as corrosion, fatigue, lubrication, load distribution and looseness are examined to determine root causes. A detailed report will be generated, providing failure modes and possible actions to overcome and prevent them from reoccurring.
Monitoring and analyzing lubricants for characteristics such as wear particles, contamination, chemical composition, and viscosity are vital to improving equipment reliability. Oil analysis provides critical early warning information indicative of excessive wear, contamination, or impending machine failure. We correlate oil sample results with vibration analysis to enhance the accuracy of our analysis.
At PdM Specialists, we believe in sharing our experience and expertise to partner with our customers in creating predictive maintenance solutions that fit their specific needs. In keeping with this goal, PdM offers a number of on-site and remote training programs to teach and mentor your employees.