With over 550 employees worldwide, Prüftechnik are world leaders in Condition Based Monitoring, Non-Destructive Testing and Laser Alignment solutions across a wide range of industrial applications.
With products, processes and services for condition monitoring and availability optimization, Prüftechnik helps to ensure that your machines run smoothly and generate an output of consistently high quality. This also includes systems for automatic process control and quality assurance that are integrated directly in your production process.
The Live Trend add-on module turns the ROTALIGN Ultra iS into a real-time monitoring tool for continuous measurement of machine position changes during its operation.
Live Trend can accurately detect the changes in position of a machine that are related to changes such as thermal growth expansion. Tracking and measurement of machine position in states of operation, i.e. "cold", run-up, operation, and coast-down, is vital to determine the compensation values needed to dictate the required misalignment of the machine when it is cold.
Cold alignment targets may not accurately predict the actual operating condition of a running machine. Live Trend is used to monitor movement of machines during run-up or coast-down phase, in order to determine the positional change over time and the influences of given events.
This add-on module runs on the ROTALIGN® Ultra platform and utilizes the unique 5-axis sensor to monitor continuously, in real-time and simultaneously both the vertical and horizontal parallel and angular displacement of rotating machinery, from cold to hot condition or vice versa and hence determining the relative positional change between coupled machines during operation.
How does Live Trend help?
Maintaining healthy rotating systems with Live Trend.
The biggest contribution one can make to lower the operating costs of rotating systems is to align them correctly using the real coupling target values. Target values recommended by manufacturers do not always reflect the real thermal growth compensation values. Live Trend application helps to exactly determine the actual positional changes during run-up or coast-down phases. By applying these values, the machines are precisely aligned to reflect normal operating conditions.
This leads to: