Motion Magnified Video Application To Machinery Diagnosis

Vibration detection can be performed by a meter or a single channel spectrum analyzer. The former has quantified vibration amplitude levels since the 1950s, while the latter was able to implement the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) since the 1960s to break vibration down...

Optimal Attachment Methods For Accelerometers

Vibration detection on stationary surfaces of machinery, such as bearing housings, is typically accomplished with accelerometers. Modern accelerometers have been engineered to have a very wide frequency range with strong sensitivity of voltage to surface acceleration....

Piezoelectric VS MEMEs: Future Of The Vibration Sensors

The paper presents a detailed comparison between the traditional piezoelectric and MEMs based vibration sensors. The future prognoses of what technology and where will be used in the future is discussed.   <See More>  

Aerial Manipulation For Remote Robotic Machinery Diagnostics

There is a growing trend of using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) for inspection of industrial facilities and infrastructure. The types of inspections currently done entail remote sensing using cameras: qualitative assessment and photogrammetry using...

A Quick Introduction to Bearing Envelope Analysis

Bearing Envelope Analysis (BEA) is a powerful technique for the detection of bearing faults. The improper selection of the envelope window frequency and window bandwidth can render the analysis ineffective. This can reduce the ability to perform condition monitoring...

AMPLITUDE MODULATION Versus BEATS

AMPLITUDE MODULATION Versus BEATS Ronald L Eshleman, Ph.D., P.E. Technical Director for Training Vibration Institute In the past there has been much confusion over the terms “Amplitude Modulation” and “Beats”. After writing two research papers1, 2 on nonlinear...

VIATC 2019 Program Chair Invitation

As the Technical Program Chairman for Vibration Institute Annual Training Conference & Expo (VIATC), I’d like to personally invite you to attend this year’s Conference in Lexington, July 23-26, 2019. VIATC has consistently been the premier event for...

Top Ten Things to Do In Lexington, KY

In addition to a great educational program, 2019 VIATC offers attendees another great regional city to explore! With a stunning variety of local owned and run restaurants and bars in walking distance of the hotel, conference goers will be sure to have unique...

Vibrations Arriving In Your Mailbox Soon

Check Your Mailbox … Vibration Institute members will be receiving their issue of Vibrations, the Vibration Institute’s members-exclusive publication, within the next few weeks. Loaded with great content, this issue of Vibrations will feature: A letter from our...

The Vibration Institute Is Coming to a Location Near You

Michael Long, Vibration Institute Executive Director Spring 2018   From participating in several conferences to launching the first Vibration Institute Middle East Conference and the Vibration Institute Road Show, we are expanding our outreach to connect...

A Fond Farewell From A Past President

Dave Corelli, Past President Winter 2017–2018   It is hard to believe, but six years have passed since I became the President of the Vibration Institute. It has been a very busy and exciting time for me. I have had the opportunity to move the Institute forward in...

Why I Enjoy Working At The Vibration Institute

Michael Long, Vibration Institute Executive Director Spring 2017 Vibrations 3   Throughout my tenure as an association professional, my favorite part of my career has always been the association’s annual conference. Why? Because I get to meet you! Very few jobs...

What Is The Eshleman Foundation?

Michael Long, Vibration Institute Executive Director Fall 2017 Vibrations 3   I have now been the Executive Director for the Vibration Institute for a little over a year. Although a great deal has been accomplished at the Institute in that time, it is just a...