Iden­ti­fy­ing Danger­ous Vi­bra­tions in Pro­duc­tion Lines

For re­li­able op­er­a­tion

The cur­rent trend in pro­duc­tion tech­nol­o­gy tends strong­ly to­wards fully au­to­mat­ic and au­ton­o­mous ma­chines in line with in­dus­try 4.0. This en­ables com­pa­nies not only to de­sign their pro­duc­tion more ef­fi­cient­ly, but also to react flex­i­bly to the needs of the mar­ket. De­spite all the lat­est de­vel­op­ments, basic ma­chine el­e­ments are still to be found in most fully au­to­mat­i­cal­ly con­trolled sys­tems, since en­er­gy has still to be con­vert­ed into its var­i­ous forms. How­ev­er, this is pre­cise­ly where chal­lenges with a wide va­ri­ety of vi­bra­tions occur.

Res­o­nance Vi­bra­tions

Po­ten­tial dam­age in pro­duc­tion lines

A pro­duc­tion line rep­re­sents a very com­plex struc­ture of many com­po­nents and thus a com­plex multi-mass sys­tem with dif­fer­ent vi­bra­tion modes or nat­u­ral fre­quen­cies. Cer­tain ex­ci­ta­tions lead to vi­bra­tions, for ex­am­ple in rollers or shafts. At a cer­tain de­gree of vi­bra­tion, how­ev­er, mal­func­tions occur be­cause the fully au­to­mat­ed po­si­tion­ing sys­tems can no longer func­tion prop­er­ly. In the worst case, these in­duced mis­align­ments can lead to cost­ly pro­duc­tion down­times. At the same time, vi­bra­tions may cause ex­pen­sive dam­age to ma­te­ri­als such as gears.

The ques­tion aris­es: Where does the prob­lem re­sult from? How can faults be cor­rect­ed to en­sure smooth op­er­a­tion?

Mea­sure­ment & Anal­y­sis Tech­nol­o­gy to Prevent Danger­ous Vi­bra­tions

Our so­lu­tion Against harm­ful Vi­bra­tions in Pro­duc­tion lines

Long-term vi­bra­tion record­ing par­al­lel to ma­chine or op­er­at­ing data and sub­se­quent eval­u­a­tion de­liv­ers valu­able in­for­ma­tion about the caus­es of the haz­ardous vi­bra­tions. On this basis, cor­rec­tive mea­sures can be taken. In the spe­cif­ic case of pro­duc­tion lines, these range from im­proved damp­ing over elim­i­nat­ing com­po­nent mis­align­ments to chang­ing me­chan­i­cal set­tings.

With the IFTA Dy­­naMas­ter for mo­bile long-term data ac­qui­si­tion and the cor­re­spond­ing anal­y­sis soft­ware IFTA TrendView­er, caus­es can be found ef­fi­cient­ly. The IFTA sys­tem cre­ates trans­paren­cy and an over­view of large amounts of data. This en­ables the nec­es­sary data eval­u­a­tion, which is the basis for process op­ti­miza­tion and au­to­ma­tion. To pre­vent mal­func­tions from oc­cur­ring again, IFTA Ar­­gusOMDS of­fers ad­di­tion­al pro­tec­tion and per­ma­nent long-term mon­i­tor­ing of the plant/ma­chine (also avail­able as an up­grade for IFTA Dy­­naMas­ter).

Rec­om­mend­ed Prod­ucts

Rotor Dy­nam­ics

Ap­pli­ca­tion so­lu­tion to mea­sure/an­a­lyze rotor-dy­nam­ic vi­bra­tions.


Pro­tec­tion sys­tem with di­ag­nos­tic and mon­i­tor­ing func­tion­al­i­ty.


Di­ag­nos­tic tool for high-speed anal­y­sis & in­tel­li­gent vi­su­al­iza­tion.


Fast & in­­­tu­it­ive on­­line/of­f­­line ana­lys­is soft­­ware for ef­­fi­­cient vi­su­al­iz­a­­tion.