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GV-700 Vibe Port Wireless Vibration & Temperature Transmitter


GV-700 Vibe Port Wireless Vibration & Temperature Transmitter


This paper is an application review of the GV-700 Vibe Port Wireless vibration & temperature transmitter (refer GV700 VIBE PORT FLYER for the unit’s technical specifications, available on request from GVS)


Wireless GV-700 Vibe Port was fitted to a shuttle pulley in a screen house, this critical to production shuttle pulley traversed across the screen house with the conveyor pulley rotating around 91 RPM. The system was set up and manual data was collected via condition monitoring personal on a routine basis. This pulley is critical to the throughput of the plant, and being in an awkward location (on top of the screen house), it is also critical due to the resources required to be arranged for a change out.



The vibration data (on page two) clearly indicated a cracked inner raceway, plans were then put into place to change the pulley out. This included: – sourcing the third party lifting equipment and resources – writing the controlled safety plan to change out – scheduling the change out at the next planned maintenance slot …so as to not disrupt the production schedule.

Maximize Production – Minimize unnecessary Maintenance


The PeakVue Acceleration spectrum displays a fundamental with harmonics that match the calculated defect frequency for the bearing inner raceway, this is also side banded by running speed harmonics.


The PeakVue Acceleration time waveform displays a regular impact for each revolution of the shaft.


On dismantling of the conveyor pulley it was evident that the inner raceway had a through crack and had started to spin and pick up on the shaft.


Simplifying Wireless, No Software


The wireless GV-700 Vibe Port enabled detection of the failure of a bearing prior to catastrophic unplanned shutdown. It is estimated that if this had failed without prior knowledge this would have disrupted production schedule throughput by around 150,000 tonnes. This excludes extra costs involved with deploying contractors in a breakdown situation and the increased safety risk exposure in a breakdown situation.

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Vibration monitoring; Spend a little, save a lot

The phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” has been in use for generations. It may well suit some applications such as your home TV or your recreational surfboard but, in reference to modern machines and their maintenance, it is an antiquated expression.

Miners, Manufacturers and companies large and small are functioning in as competitive an economic environment as ever. Any advantage that can be garnered over rivals is sought out and is often used. That advantage over competitors practice must include investment in maintenance processes and in cases where applicable, a good vibration monitoring program.

The current economic climate in Australia means that any investments are being examined intensely before approvals are given. For any spending to go ahead a highly credible and persuasive case will need to be made to encourage those holding the purse strings to release the funds to initiate plans. Fortunately, predictive maintenance and vibration monitoring can be shown to pay for itself.

Analysis carried out by IBM showed that, when measured against traditional maintenance methodologies, predictive maintenance condensed expenses by 25-30%. Not only this but downtime was shown to be reduced by 35-40% and best of all; the ROI was 10 times higher than traditional maintenance strategies and approaches.

The size and expense for some of the machines where GVS Reliability Products (GVS) have customers install their vibration accelerometers is characteristically colossal. The reliance placed upon GVS vibration and oil analysis hardware to work efficiently to guarantee production and revenue targets are met is just as substantial.

So the question remaining is; “Why run a risk when it comes to maintenance”?

Perhaps the old adage “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” would be better phrased; “if it aint broke, find out when it might so you don’t have to fix it.” Or… something like that anyway…

The information for this blog was taken from the infographic below.

If you would like to learn more about vibration sensorswireless vibration monitoringoil sampling points or even just a chat about condition monitoring in general, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our sales team today.


Lead from the Front with Vibration Monitoring

Lead from the front with effective Vibration Monitoring

Earlier this year, figures researched by Marsh, an international insurance company, revealed that the financial loss from accidents for the 100 largest global hydrocarbon industry players was in excess of $37 billion (AUD).

When the figures were published, Process Engineering asked “Could these losses, both financial and human, have been dramatically reduced if more effective safety measures had been in place?” The answer to the question is seemingly to be “Yes” according to Alan King, a consultant specialising in hazard and reliability, who commented that process incidents drive companies to examine and review the technological systems that they use.

For any process industry, disasters are unfortunate and give cause to remind that things can go wrong at any instance, but there is a wide range of innovative devices and wisdom readily accessible designed to reduce risk. The use of vibration sensorswireless vibration monitoring systemsoil sampling or any other of a wide variety of condition monitoring techniques can help lengthen asset operation life for industrial machinery. Sometimes that operating life can be helped to be extended past recommended maintenance intervals or, at the opposite end of the scale, help quickly identify problems in machinery vibration that could lead to production downtime or worst case, a catastrophic failure.

GVS Reliability Products products also enable operators to satisfy the ever-more robust regulations imposed regarding health, safety & environment, which have made the use of vibration sensors and oil sampling in non-safe areas a prime requisite. The use of vibration monitoring, oil sampling, and other condition monitoring techniques can help asset owners to operate with enhanced performance, reduced downtime, and ahead of the curve with health and safety legislation – and in so doing, that company will be leading from the front.

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Wireless Vibration Monitoring has Arrived

The staff and customers of GVS Reliability Products were very excited to hear of and see, the long awaited GV-700 Vibe-Port being delivered to our warehouse in Newcastle.

The GV-700 Vibe-Port is a unique wireless vibration monitoring system employing state of the art technology to deliver raw AC spectrum from one point to another, wirelessly and software free.

The GV-700 Vibe-Port is a massive advancement in the condition monitoring field of Vibration Monitoring and Vibration Analysis. With the aid of the Vibe-Port, vibration analysis data can now be accessed without shutting down production and without expensive cable runs.

To look inside the box, click here or contact a GVS Reliability Products rep today.