Vibration analysis is a key tool in estimating the condition of a roller bearing. The slow change in the vibration spectrum provides indications of the remaining life of a bearing and can be used as a criterion for its replacement. The spectral distribution can deliver accurate information on the type and location of the damage.
This accessory setup contains six roller bearings on which different faults can be detected and explained. The radial load on the bearing can be set within broad limits using the belt drive accessory set PT 500.14 (setting of belt tension; fixed load).
The accessory setup is mounted on the base plate of the machinery diagnostic base system PT 500.
To measure and evaluate the experiment, the computerised vibration analyser PT 500.04 is required. It includes all the necessary sensors, a measuring amplifier and analysis software to record the vibration phenomena.