Haver says the Pulse Vibration Analysis (VA) programme is designed to examine the health of a vibrating screen to ensure optimum screening performance and equipment reliability.
According to Haver, Pulse VA detects irregularities that could translate into diminished performance, decreased efficiency, increased operating costs and imminent breakdown.
Karen Thompson, president of Haver & Boecker Niagara’s North American and Australian operations, says: “We understand screening equipment is a significant portion of an operation’s budget, which is why we developed Pulse VA. Pulse VA offers operations the tools to optimise screening efficiency on a daily basis. This helps increase their operation’s profitability by minimising downtime as well as maintenance costs.”
The Pulse VA system uses an industrial-grade tablet computer that connects wirelessly with eight tri-axial sensors. The sensors attach to key places on the equipment and send up to 24 channels of data to the tablet, which displays a real-time view of the machine’s orbit, acceleration and deviations.
All of the information from the sensors is electronically stored in the database for a historical overview of the machine. The information can be downloaded online in two report formats.
The orbit report provides a visual of orbit and wave form, as well as data about acceleration, stroke, speed and phase angle. Fast Fourier transformation plots are processed by the software for values for three channels of data for each measuring point. The tuning report extrapolates deviations between measurement points while providing recommendations on balance, acceleration, stroke and speed. It provides feed and discharge analysis as well as diagonal measurements.
Additionally, Haver offers a pulse vibration analysis service programme to help customers achieve production targets, minimise unscheduled downtime and demonstrate sustainable improvements through online asset management.
The programme includes a complete vibrating screen inspection by a Haver & Boecker Niagara certified service technician. Following the inspection, customers receive a pulse diagnostic report, which provides an analysis of their vibrating screen and detailed recommendations to prevent downtime.
All pulse diagnostic reports are stored in an online asset management system, giving customers access to a complete record of their vibrating screens’ service and performance histories.
This information allows them to maximise uptime and productivity and increase profitability, the company adds.
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