Vibration testing in rotating machinery − such as drive motors, driven devices and the bearings, shafts, gears, belts and other elements that make up mechanical systems − provides a way to determine where a machine is on the failure curve, allowing maintenance teams to react as needed. The higher the overall vibration of a machine the worse the condition is. The Fluke 805 vibration meter measures overall vibration, bearing vibration and temperature simultaneously.
Bearing condition is assessed automatically with the use of Crest Factor Plus (CF+) and temperature is often used as a second opinion that confirms the bearing assessment based on vibrations. With Fluke Connect, Excel trend plots on all available parameters are easily created. Overall vibration values are used to create trend plots that help to predict the condition of a machine and to plan maintenance. Machine condition of most common machinery can be determined instantly with alarm levels that are programmed in the product.
Users such as frontline mechanical troubleshooting teams and machine operators of high end process facilities in the petrochemical, pulp and paper, primary metals, utilities and food industries are very specific about inconsistencies in results when using vibration screening devices. Fluke 805 promises reliable, repeatable results thanks to the innovative sensor and sensor tip design that minimises measurement variations caused by angle or pressure. This unique sensor force sensor design compensates for the pressure applied during measurement and provides reliable results both for overall vibration (10 to 1000 Hz) and bearing measurements (4000 to 20 000 Hz).
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