JJ Loughran have recently upgraded their onsite balancing and vibration tool to the state of the art IRD Model 258 Series II. JJ Loughran chose IRD technology as their company has over 75+ years of Industrial Research & Development in the field of balancing and vibration analysis, plus both our inhouse balancing machines support their technology.
The Model 258 Series II is a versatile, hand-held instrument designed to be one tool with a range of maintenance, inspection, service, and diagnostic applications.
This adaptable instrument contains individual modules for FFT Vibration Analysis and Balancing applications, as well as additional add-on modules. This flexibility allows JJ Loughran engineers to perform multiple tasks with a single tool.
The FFT Analysis functionality in this equipment is a powerful tool for measuring vibration signals and breaking them down into their component frequencies.
The module also makes it quick and easy for JJ Loughran engineers to assess relative vibratory motion. Placing sensors, setting up and taking measurements, which can all be done without the need to stop the machine.
The Model 258 Series II Features are as follows:-
- Single, dual, and tri spectrum and time display
- FFT spectrum display plus Phase vector – provide simplified interpretation of vibration data
- 0.02 Hz to 40 kHz, 100 – 25,600 lines of resolution and CPM unit display option
- Phase reading shown as a simple vector diagram – no need to stop a running machine saving time and increasing operation efficiency
- Overall vibration readingNext
- True Peak and True Peak-Peak detection
- Live display of signal spectrum
- ESP ™ enveloping for detection of early bearing failure
- 1 & 2 plane dynamic balancing
- 1, 2, & 3 channel vibration analysis
- Tri-axial measurement support
- ESP enveloping for detection of bearing failures
- Intuitive graphical user interface Store & review measurements for later comparisons
Why do we need to balance rotors, shafts and fans?
It’s really simple, low levels of vibration indicate low vibratory forces, resulting in an improved machinery life.
Why balance onsite?
- Minimize vibration – Unbalance is the major source of machine vibration.
- Minimize structural stress – The forces produced by unbalance have to be absorbed by the surrounding structure.
- Increase machine & bearing life – The time between outages can be extended if the machine is running smoothly.
- Increase product quality – Minimum vibration, especially on machine tools, produces better parts.
- Increase personal safety – Dangers associated with machine failure and exposure to high levels of vibration are minimized.
- Increase productivity – Machines running smoothly have more “uptime” availability.
- Lower operating costs – Extra machines are not required “just in case” of breakdowns. Spare capacity is kept to a minimum. Energy consumption is reduced.
JJ Loughran can also utilise IRD Balancing® Polymate Software
The IRD Balancing® Polymate data analysis and reporting manager is a software application tool designed to transfer, display, and store data from the Model 258 instrument. This software allows JJ Loughran engineers to easily download data from our instrument straight to our inhouse systems. Data downloaded is then transferable to the Polymate software for further analysis, manipulation, and editing. From there, reporting is as easy as exporting data to the pre-defined JJ loughran report templates setup within Polymate. These functionalities provide a seamless interface between instrument, data, analysis, and reporting – making customer satisfaction simple.