A vibration logger is an instrument used for measuring a machine’s condition as part of a preventive maintenance program. The meter’s sensor reads the vibration of equipment or of specific mechanical components, such as bearings. Each vibration data logger or tester will have a specific range of frequencies it can measure. Testers display the frequency signals in Hz, while loggers also record and analyze the signals. Depending upon the model, vibration meters and transmitters can measure acceleration, velocity, and displacement. Transmitters are used when ongoing monitoring is required.
Excess vibration in rotating machinery is often caused by worn bearings and couplings, broken parts, misalignment, or balance problems. By taking and recording vibration measurements, you may be able to pre-empt equipment failures and reduce downtime. You can check fans, bearings, motors and more with our instruments from TPI, Fluke, Extech and other industrial testing leaders.