Vibration and the Fluke 810
Every object vibrates to some extent, according to a fundamental physics principle. This can happen at the micro level, where atomic and subatomic particles vibrate at different rates. Vibrations also occur at the macro level, when large objects are subjected to environmental forces that cause them to move. It’s fair to say that vibrations are unavoidable facts of life, and they’re important factors in a changing world.
Vibrations are mechanical oscillations that occur when objects are pushed outside of their equilibrium or resting point. These highs and lows, or swings back and forth, are quantifiable. They are related using terms such as frequency, waveforms, and spectrums. Vibrations are directly proportional to timed intervals, which can be measured using appropriate product vibration testing equipment.
Why is product vibration test performed?
Vibration testing is used to determine product limits and tolerances. Every product is susceptible to vibration loads and the possibility of breakage or failure. This includes everything from microprocessors and circuit boards to massive structures like bridges and skyscrapers.
Vibration testing informs designers, engineers, and manufacturers about the stress limits of their products. Vibration testing ensures that the product is qualified for its intended purpose, meets safety and regulatory standards, and meets any International Standards Organization (ISO) requirements. Fatigue testing, failure limits, and structural integrity screening are all part of the due diligence in vibration testing.
Fluke 810 Vibration Tester
The Fluke 810 vibration tester includes an innovative troubleshooting tool that provides operators with real-time tips, guidelines, and repair recommendations. It is outfitted with proprietary analytical technology that assists technicians in quickly determining the severity of issues and prioritizing repairs. You essentially have the assistance of a vibration analyst. You’ll also have access to comprehensive analytical reports and spectral charts, which will provide technicians with a clear picture of the machine’s health.
The Fluke 810 employs a simple step-by-step procedure to report on machine faults when measurements are taken for the first time without prior measurement history. The diagnostic technology examines your equipment and provides text-based diagnoses, severity levels, and potential repair recommendations. The Fluke 810 vibration data is compared to an extensive set of rules developed over years of field experience to identify faults. This tester is primarily used to troubleshoot problem equipment, but it can also be used to survey equipment before or after scheduled maintenance. The combination of diagnoses, severity, and repair recommendations allows you to make more informed maintenance decisions and prioritize critical problems.
- 4 severity stages to help with prioritizing repairs
- Actual guidance and tips for new operators as well as repair recommendations
- Laser tachometer with storage bag
- 3-axis accelerometer
- Comprehensive analytical reports and spectral charts
- Accelerometer magnet mounting
- Identifies and locates most regular maintenance issues
- Lithium-ion battery pack and accessories
- Shoulder strap and adjustable hand strap
The Fluke 810 is more than just a vibration detector; it also provides comprehensive diagnostics and problem solving to maintenance professionals. By comparing vibration data to an extensive set of rules and algorithms developed over years of field experience, the diagnostic technology analyzes machine conditions and identifies faults. The Fluke 810 assesses fault severity by simulating a fault-free condition and establishing a baseline for instant comparison to the collected data. As a result, every measurement is compared to a “like new” machine.