Newsletter | May 2018

Welcome to the apt Group‘s Second Quarter Newsletter for 2018.

ALL-TEST Pro case study -“Don’t Let Vibration Data Mislead You. Perform Electrical Signature Analysis alongside Vibration Analysis to Properly Diagnose Motor Problems.”, shows that Condition monitoring and Predictive Maintenance (PdM) programs are very important initiatives that every manufacturer should implement!

FREE 1/2 Day Motor Testing Seminar – Sydney will be presented by Bill Kruger from ALL-TEST Pro on 5th October 2018. This 4-hour presentation introduces ways to reduce motor failure cost, motor testing using field proven techniques for de-energized, Motor Circuit Analysis (MCA™) motor testing and energized, Electrical Signature Analysis (ESA) motor testing.

MDW – Perth, the Motor Diagnostic Workshop will be held from 08 – 12 October 2018! Click on the link to register for this annual event. There are many reasons to justify condition monitoring of electric motors. If you would like to learn more about improving Electric Motor System Reliability within your plant, ENROLL NOW!

IMVAC – Surfers Paradise, the Australian Edition of The International Machine Vibration Analysis Conference in the Gold Coast happening from 7-9 August 2018. Register here to get a chance to attend presentations held by SPM Instrument & apt Group representatives!

Enjoy an additional 10% OFF the current conference rate if you register using this discounted APT registration link.

Lastly check out the End of Financial Year Sale on Portable Instruments from SPM Instrument and Motor Circuit Analysers from ALL-TEST Pro.

We look forward to your inquiries!

Kind regards,
Geoff Soper
apt Group Team

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ALL-TEST Pro Case Study

Don’t Let Vibration Data Mislead You.
Perform Electrical Signature Analysis alongside Vibration Analysis to Properly Diagnose Motor Problems.

Authors: Ettore Di Pasquale, Field Engineer partner of EasyTool, and Richard Scott, General Manager, ALL-TEST Pro, LLC.

The Company
Easy Tool is a Condition Monitoring Solutions Provider with service and support representatives in Italy. Located in the town of Fabriano, in the province of Ancona, Easy Tool represents ALL-TEST Pro instruments and performs regular condition monitoring services for a local paper manufacturer. Every three months, a Field Engineer travels to the paper manufacturing facility to test their equipment, including fans, motors, rollers, and gear boxes. Data is collected four times throughout the year for trending and predictive analysis to support the paper manufacturer’s safety and equipment reliability programs.
In September 2016, Ettore Di Pasquale, Field Engineer, used a multi-technology approach to properly diagnose an issue with an induction motor.

The Application
This VFD-driven, 15-kilowatt induction motor was used to drive an industrial fan on a drying section hood of a machine that produces paper. While the machine produces paper, this industrial fan extracts the fumes from the machine and sends them through a filter before releasing the exhaust out to atmosphere.

Vibration Analysis Suggests Motor Unbalance (but Electrical Signature Analysis shows otherwise!)

The initial vibration analysis showed high vibration values (see Figure 1) and a spectrum which could have been interpreted to be motor unbalance (see Figure 2). Even though the first portion of the spectrum looked similar to an unbalance pattern, the Field Engineer knew to continue investigating.

Click here for the full version of ALL Test Pro Case Study


Next Events

1/2 Day Motor Testing Introduction

This 4-hour presentation introduces motor testing using field proven techniques for de-energized, Motor Circuit Analysis (MCA™) motor testing and energized, Electrical Signature Analysis (ESA) motor testing.

Event details:

Date: 05/10/18

Time: 09:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Venue: Rydges Parramatta

Address: 116 – 118 James Ruse Drive – Rosehill NSW 2142, Australia

Trainer: Bill Kruger (ALL-TEST Pro™), trainer using proven instructional techniques, visual aids and demonstrations coming from extensive knowledge and 40 years of practical field experience.

Motor Diagnostic Workshop 2018

Improve Motor System Reliability

The apt Group is proud to run the Motor Diagnostic Workshop 2018. Joining us on 08th – 12th October in Perth, will give you the opportunity to reduce maintenance and energy costs dramatically and increase your plant uptime, by identifying faults early enough to prevent catastrophic failure.

For its 13th consecutive year the MDW will be held over 5 days, split into Motor Circuit Analysis and Electrical Signature Analysis. This comprehensive, certified training course is designed to improve the Electrical Reliability of an organisations’ electrical machines. 

International predictive maintenance specialist Bill Kruger, from ALL-TEST Pro, will be conducting the training. Using proven instructional techniques, attained from over 40 years of practical field experience and coaching many Fortune 500 companies, he will provide a comprehensive learning experience (Theory & Hands-on) that will allow you to quickly and easily identify the issues that plague your Electrical Reliability Program.

Click here for more information and registration!

Continuing the month’s activities, the apt Group is one of the Premier Sponsors of IMVAC 2018. The International Machine Vibration Analysis Conference (IMVAC) is a MUST ATTEND event happening from August 7-9, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.

This event is designed specifically for vibration analysts and condition monitoring professionals. From workshops, learning sessions and case studies to the latest technologies featured in the expo. The conference provides practical learning in the important aspects of industrial vibration analysis, the complementary condition monitoring technologies and the reliability improvement fields of precision alignment, balancing and lubrication. 

Attend our alliance partners presentations on the following days:

08/08/2018 – From 11:45 to 12:30 p.m. – Case Study: HD Technology: following a bearing damage in a gearbox for 32 months: Tim Sundström – SPM Instrument

08/08/2018 – From 03:45 to 4:30 p.m. – Profitable Condition Monitoring – Geoff Soper – apt Group

09/08/2018 From 09:15 to 11:00 a.m.Workshop: What You Should Know When Requesting Dynamic Balancing – John Manson

09/08/2018 – From 01:45 to 02:30 p.m. – Case Study: HD Technology: A low RPM case, 3 years pre-warning time – Tim Sundström – SPM Instrument

Register using this discounted APT registration link and receive an additional 10% OFF the current conference rate.

Also stop by and see our booth for all the latest cutting edge products and services we offer. See you there!

End of Financial Year Sale

SPM Instrument Sales Package!
ALL-TEST Pro Sales Promotion!
SPM Instrumet Sales Promotion!

For more Info call our team

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