PROGNOST®‑Predictor Version 8 has added several important functions, some that are visible and some that are not. Many of the software components used were upgraded to their latest versions. Although you [...]
PROGNOST®-Predictor uses the patented Confidence Factor and Two Factor alarm logic to detect failures in Roller Bearings and complex gearboxes. Combining all of the PROGNOST®-Predictor capabilities results in optimal health of your machine and supports you to get your Preventive Maintenance becomming Predictive Maintenance management.
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Tutorial for understanding the important basics of rolling element bearing monitoring. Learn what BPFO, BPFI, 2BS and FTF mean and how to detect impending bearing failures. The basis are time waveform readings from acceleration sensors that need to be transformed into FFT spectra with the specific frequency components.
The PROGNOST®-Predictor was showing several impacts in the tie waveform of a 24' Raymond gearbox. This was a first indication of a tooth problem on one of the gears. After several other analysis work the failure was localized and later findings inside of the gearbox showed the high accuracy of PROGNOST®-Predictor.
After a longer failure history with this gearbox, the customer decided to replace the installed spot measurement by a reliable online monitoring system. The customers´ decision-making process was supported by an open communication between the operator, the PROGNOST Systems team and the gearbox OEM.
Residual abrasive contaminants in new process units can cause rapid wear of rider bands in reciprocating compressors. Those abnormal wear conditions can be detected at an early stage by continuously monitoring the proximity measures. As a result, costly damages to the compressors can be avoided.