30 Jan 2024

Next-Generation Smart Field Balancing Tool

FLUKE RELIABILITY, WHICH empowers reliability and maintenance teams with the hardware, software, and services needed to optimise asset performance, has unveiled the VibXpert 3 Balancer, a next-generation smart field balancing tool from Pruftechnik.

The device can diagnose and correct rotational unbalance in the field or on the floor, solving a leading cause of failure in rotating assets like fans, pumps, and motor-driven tools.

Unbalance often goes unnoticed by maintenance teams, especially under harsh or extreme conditions. Today, balancing tools are typically only available through costly custom upgrades to already pricey handheld vibration analysers. The VibXpert 3 Balancer is purpose-built to combat unbalance. As a precision smart device, it is user-friendly, intuitive, and built to withstand the toughest environments. Even non-experts can use the VibXpert 3 Balancer to identify and correct unbalance swiftly and efficiently, according to Fluke Reliability.

Unlike the current generation tools on the market, the VibXpert 3 Balancer is equipped with six synchronous channels, so it can record multichannel vibration measurements simultaneously. This lets users quickly take measurements from multiple angles, compare them to historical data, and identify the root cause of the unbalance directly at the source. As a result, it is one of the fastest and most accurate solutions available.

Its large interactive touchscreen display guides workers through every step of the process. Teams can view measurement data on one dashboard, receive step-by-step guidance on rectifying the unbalance, and measure again until the issue is resolved.

The VibXpert 3 Balancer can detect subtle changes in vibration levels that indicate unbalance, long before they become visible to the naked eye. The device can perform resonance tests, phase measurements, and deeper analysis using the FFT spectrum data to diagnose complex unbalance issues.

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