HAVER & BOECKER features its Pulse vibration analysis service program. This innovation in vibration analysis gives mining and aggregate customers a means to optimum vibrating screen performance. Pulse is designed specifically to monitor the health of vibrating screens to ensure optimum screening performance and equipment durability. Understanding that small imbalances can lead to substantial and expensive problems, the program detects irregularities that could translate into diminished performance, decreased efficiency and increased operating costs for the vibrating screen. The reporting and historical tracking of the machine‘s performance gives customers the information needed to minimize downtime and maximize productivity and profits.
The program was developed to be easy to operate. Components were specifically chosen and engineered for the harsh environments where screening takes place. Pulse gives customers the hardware and software required to instantly record vibrations on their machine. That data is then transmitted to Haver & Boecker where the engineering team analyzes it. The team then issues a report back to the customer including an analysis of the machine‘s performance and recommendations for improvement. If the results are good, the customer has reassurance that the machine is healthy. If the results require a Haver technician to examine the machine in person, a service call is scheduled.
The Pulse system uses an industrial-grade tablet computer that connects wirelessly with eight tri-axial sensors. The sensors attach to key places on the equipment and send up to 24 channels of data to the tablet, which displays a real-time view of the machine‘s orbit, acceleration, deviations and more.
Beyond the real-time view on the screen, all of the information from the sensors is electronically stored in the database for an easily-accessible historical overview of the machine. The information can be downloaded online in two report formats. The Orbit Report provides a visual of orbit and wave form, as well as data about acceleration, stroke, speed and phase angle. Fast Fourier transformation, or FFT, plots are processed by the software for values for three channels of data for each measuring point. The Tuning Report extrapolates deviations between measurement points while providing recommendations on balance, acceleration, stroke and speed. It provides feed and discharge analysis as well as diagonal measurements.