Stories are great. Humans thrive on stories. Being able to hear and then re-tell stories is what sets humanity apart from other living creatures.
Weird side note: some humans can hear and re-tell the stories of non-living things like; machines!
For example, the below data (sent to us by a customer) would look confusing to most people on the planet. But, in that data lies a story waiting to be told…
This data tells the trained eye that ‘raised acceleration and noise floor in higher frequency spectrum’* was beginning to be a significant problem for this motor DE (drive end) bearing.
But, the conclusion of the story is that… the high frequency acceleration just magically disappeared…
Or is there another story to tell?
Recently, this customer took delivery of 4 x SDT LUBECheckers from GVS.
So, when given the work; grease the bearing, with the aid of the LUBECheckers the lubrication technician was able to leave the asset in an ‘optimal lubricated state’.
This data tells us that; through investment in technology, a machine bearing was clearly saved from further damage
This story is a success story. And this success story comes from 1 x bearing on 1 x electric motor…
This customer works in one of the largest mines in Australia. So, now armed with SDT Ultrasound, they can multiply that success story by how many bearings they have across the facility.
Good news stories make you feel warm and fuzzy… 🙂
*vibration analysis talk