Condition monitoring of bearings
Unscheduled downtime of bearings may induce high costs. However, early recognition of bearing damage allows for maintenance labor to be performed during scheduled standstills while minimising costs. Acceleration sensors from Micro-Epsilon are used for early recognition of bearing damage. Measuring both static and dynamic accelerations, they are therefore ideally suited to oscillation measurement of bearings with a very low roller speed (≤ 0.2 Hz). Due to good signal-to-noise ratio, high resolution and temperature stability, the sensors are used in measurement tasks for the oil and gas industry, petrochemicals, power generation plants, mining, steel and cement industries and paper manufacturing.