Excessive wear of bearings can result in unscheduled maintenance, reduction of bearing lifetime and increased operating costs. alphabearing allows early stage detection of fault conditions, enabling sufficient time for repairs and/or maintenance before significant damage occurs. The system also prevents power losses on the overall system due to damaged bearings.
After ananlysis of the acquired measurement data, alphabearing provides the following condition indicators:
  • Mechanical Stress indicates the presence of unexpected stress pulses in the rotating shaft twist, measured in each operating cycle. This indicator is a measure of bearing fatigue.
  • Damage indicates the presence of severe damage which leads to speed variations resulting from vibrations of the shaft.
The indicators can be viewed graphically (see example report), stored numerically or passed on to other systems via defined interfaces and communication systems.