Monitoring the displacement of shafts in rotating machinery is mandatory to detect impending failures at an early stage. This tutorial describes how to generate Orbit plots and how to read them.

This introduction of the orbit analysis will answer the following questions:

  • How to read an Orbit plot?
  • For what reason a Orbit plot can be used?
  • How the Orbit plot is generated?
  • What problems can be detected by using the Orbit plot?