Vibration analyzers are complex tools. They’re both measuring and analysis tools, allowing them to both gather data and analyze it.
Vibration analyzers use a built-in piezoelectric accelerometer to measure vibration levels on industrial equipment, in buildings, on bridges, or on other installations.
The accelerometer captures vibration data and converts into an electrical signal. Depending on the tool, it may record that data as a time waveform or an FFT. You’ll see the data displayed on the vibration analyzer’s screen.
Depending on the tool, it may also make the data available remotely, so that your teams can access it on their smartphones or tablets when they’re off-site.
Modern vibration analyzers don’t just collect and organize data, though. They take the data and analyze it on-screen, so that technicians can see exactly where the problem is and how to fix it.
In some cases, the tools color-code the key data and create a step-by-step guide to correcting machine faults.
For example, if a particular asset is unbalanced, a high-quality vibration analyzer can provide detailed instructions on fixing the imbalance. Once the repair is done, the tool can also check the new measurements to verify that the technician has, in fact, repaired the problem correctly.