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Early detection of bearing damage: New white paper

21 February 2017

Hansford Sensors has published a white paper that reveals how to use envelope signal processing to pinpoint bearing failure at an early stage.

Vibration analysis has become a popular method for discovering wear and damage to rotating components in machinery, but sometimes the identifying signal is drowned out in all the other noise produced by a machine. Hansford Sensors says acceleration enveloping allows maintenance teams to overcome this challenge and pinpoint potentially costly problems as early as possible.

The white paper – Acceleration enveloping to detect bearing damage – explores the relatively unknown acceleration enveloping technique in depth. It explains the role it can play in today’s manufacturing and process environments and describes how it works. It also provides an example of the process in application, helping readers to gain a better understanding of the technique in practice.

“Catching bearing defects as early as possible is essential if manufacturers are to stop them developing into more serious problems. One way of achieving this is to implement the acceleration enveloping technique,” explained Chris Hansford, managing director of Hansford Sensors. “Our new white paper provides maintenance and servicing teams with all of the information they require to fully understand this technique.”

The white paper can be downloaded from the Hansford Sensors website.