Condition Monitoring/Predictive Maintenance

PRUFTECHNIK Group: Merger of Alignment Systems and Condition Monitoring business units

17 08 15 7PRUFTECHNIK merges both business units Alignment Systems and Condition Monitoring under the umbrella of PRUFTECHNIK Condition Monitoring GmbH. Managing directors are Dr. Sebastian Busch (CEO) and Dr. Thomas Rohe (COO). PRUFTECHNIK Condition Monitoring GmbH undertakes all PRUFTECHNIK Alignment Systems GmbH rights and obligations as its legal successor.

Introducing Infrared Training Limited – A video presentation.

Infrared Training Ltd, a sister company to The Institute of Infrared Thermography, provides Certified Thermography Training across a range of applications and is suitable for beginners to Thermography or experienced Thermographers wishing to gain an internationally recognised qualification in this field.


bearing10 6 july 15The reliability of most rotating equipment is almost inevitably linked directly to bearing life, and it is estimated bearing failure is responsible for almost 21% of these equipment failures (Bloch, 2011).  

Research into bearing failures  shows that just over half of these are a result of contamination of the bearing oil (Fig 1). Clearly it is therefore essential to ensure that contamination of the bearing lubricant is minimised and if possible eliminated if optimum bearing life is to be achieved thereby improving the equipment reliability (MTBF).

Eliminate 52% of bearing failures with LabTecta®66

pump 6 july 15Save your bearings with LabTecta®66, which can reduce bearing oil contamination from 83% to 0.0003%.


Research shows that 52% of bearing failures are due to contamination of the bearing oil, which represent 20.8% of all rotating equipment failures.

LabTecta®66 is a labyrinth design bearing protection seal, which is proven to increase equipment reliability in pumps, electric motors, fans, pillow blocks, steam turbines and gearboxes.

SPM Instrument presents HD Enveloping - a new era in vibration monitoring

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SPM Instrument, leading worldwide provider of condition monitoring technology and products, now announces the launch of HD Enveloping®, a new high definition vibration enveloping technique for detection of early stage gear and bearing faults. (Read More)

Holmen Paper Hallsta invests in online condition monitoring of Nash pumps

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Swedish paper mill Holmen Paper Hallsta has extensive experience in condition monitoring and has worked closely with SPM for many years. Now the mill is upgrading the monitoring of a number of Nash pumps to a newer online system. (Read More)

SPM Instrument presents the DuoTech accelerometer

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SPM Instrument, leading worldwide provider of condition monitoring technology and products, now announces the global market introduction of DuoTech®, a new multi-purpose accelerometer for vibration and shock pulse measurement. (Read More)

Wireless vibration analysis made more comfortable

17 08 15 6PRÜFTECHNIK adds new features to VIBCONNECT RF

A new firmware update elevates PRÜFTECHNIK’s wireless online condition monitoring system VIBCONNECT RF to a higher plane. With its wireless technology, VIBCONNECT RF is the perfect fit for applications, which require the wireless transfer of vibration measurement data over long distances.

New alignment solution for vertical machines

17 08 15 4Aligning vertical-mounted machines such as pumps no longer demands a great deal of patience and expertise. PRUFTECHNIK has just released vertiSWEEP, a continuous measurement method that eliminates the need to stop the shaft rotation at fixed positions to take the necessary readings.

The art of measuring low-frequency vibrations

17 08 15 3The art of measuring low-frequency vibrations

Rotor blades in wind turbines are growing longer – but also slower.

Multimegawatt wind turbines turn even more slowly. This means that reproducible low-frequency vibration monitoring will gain in importance not only for the main rotor but also for the slow-operating gearbox components and roller bearings. Reliably measuring low frequencies, however, can be rather tricky.

AMETEK Land introduces NEW Cyclops L - portable non-contact thermometers

amtek-nov-2014AMETEK Land, a leader in non-contact temperature measurement, combustion efficiency and environmental emissions monitoring, has launched the latest update to its Cyclops™ family of portable, high-precision, non-contact thermometers – the Cyclops L.

With its internal data logging capabilities, configurable route modes and dedicated software, the Cyclops L further establishes AMETEK Land as the industry leader in high-quality, portable non-contact temperature measurement.

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