Industry expert Colin Pickett offers best practices for condition monitoring and vibration analysis

Industry expert Colin Pickett offers best practices for condition monitoring and vibration analysis

With more than 35 years of experience helping educate customers on the finer points of asset condition monitoring and vibration analysis, including 15 years as a Prüftechnik engineer, Colin Pickett has developed an authoritative list of best practices. Now a full-time consultant and trainer, Pickett shared his depth of knowledge at a November 2020 Fluke…

Fluke Connect™ Condition Monitoring Asset Health Dashboard offers easy snapshot

Fluke Connect™ Condition Monitoring Asset Health Dashboard offers easy snapshot

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What is soft foot and why is it so damaging to machinery?
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What is soft foot and why is it so damaging to machinery?

Roughly two-thirds of all rotating machinery have a condition called “soft foot” that contributes to premature asset failure. But most facilities rarely, if ever, check for it. The preponderance of this machinery ailment and the mystique around it prompted Ryan Best, Technical Sales Representative at the PRUFTECHNIK unit of Fluke, to present a webinar titled,…

How to Detect and Prevent Roller Bearing Failure
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How to Detect and Prevent Roller Bearing Failure

It’s just as crucial for roller bearings to stay lubricated as it is for people to stay hydrated. Letting lubrication-related tasks slide can lead to catastrophic equipment failure. Furthermore, once the roller bearing experiences damage the condition is likely to be irreversible and no amount of maintenance, except replacement, can return the roller bearing to…

Beta Testers report on vibration sensor benefits

Beta Testers report on vibration sensor benefits

Three beta participants tested the 3561 FC Vibration Sensors in real-world applications and had positive results. The CMMS administrator for the aerospace parts fabricator received and installed two vibration sensors for the beta test. He placed both on a hydraulic pump connected to a subcomponent of a CNC mill—one on the pump and the other…