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How to choose among proximity, velocity, and acceleration vibration sensors?

Many engineers wonder when and how to choose among proximity, velocity, and acceleration sensors when they want to monitor and analyze machinery or structure vibration. The traditional canned answer is "If you are expecting high frequency vibration…
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Part 2 - Why you must work with a condition monitoring system integrator

In part 1 we discussed why any organization that is involved -or planning to get involved- in a condition monitoring system project should work with a specialized condition monitoring system integrator only.  The main reason for that was the…
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Why Mechanical Vibration Switches are still very important?

We were recently conducting an ISO Vibration Category II certification training when an interesting technical debate started between the trainees (who were mostly 20+ years experienced mechanical maintenance engineers) regarding the best method…
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Part 1 - Why you must work with a condition monitoring system integrator

Condition monitoring technology saw a lot of traction in recent years. A technology that was once seen affordable only by customers in heavy industries is now found in theme parks, wind farms, food and beverages, and similar industries. These…