Vibration analysis is the process of measuring and utilizing the vibrational waves produced by machinery in order to gauge the health of various parts of the machine and predict when it might need maintenance or replacement.
Companies working with all types of machinery, from Ferris wheels to nuclear power plants, can use the data provided by vibration analysis to lower maintenance costs by utilizing predictive maintenance. In addition, they reduce the chances of catastrophic failure in equipment.
But how do companies find and hire the best vibration analyst? And what sets one vibration analyst apart from the competition?
Some companies choose the in-house route and train employees already on staff to perform vibration analysis.
But as with many other highly specialized positions, hiring, training, and certifying an in-house vibration analyst can be extraordinarily expensive. In addition, the headache of employee turnover only adds to the cost.
The alternative is to hire a specialized company to perform vibration analysis.
A specialized company like Vibration Analysts Inc. whose sole focus is on providing numerous clients with vibration analysis services, can hire and train multiple analysts rather than simply relying on one or two individuals.
At VAI, data is analyzed by a team of ISO certified experts instead of just the one “specialist” that most companies are able to hire and train in-house. The experts at VAI bring about 100 years of experience to every data set they analyze. That level of expertise is impossible for most manufacturers to duplicate. And all of this expertise creates a more reliable source of information for all the companies sharing the data analysis capabilities of Vibration Analysts Inc..
In addition, at Vibration Analysts Inc. our patented process for analyzing vibration provides roles for analysts of a variety of different experience levels, so employee churn doesn’t result in the need to retrain a new employee from scratch.
VAI’s staffing levels also mean they can provide access to analysis 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Plant issues and outages can happen at any time, even during holidays and on weekends. Diagnosing issues quickly means getting repairs done as quickly as possible and minimal downtime. And when downtime is reduced, profits go up.
As an example, Graham Packaging Corporation, with plants throughout the United States, sees an average return on their investment with VAI of $6.30 for every dollar spent.
Another VAI client, Honda North America, estimated that one of their plants saves an average of $109,419.65 by having their vibration analysis done by VAI.
The cost savings and level of expertise provided by Vibration Analysts Inc. truly sets them apart. If your business operates machinery, call Vibration Analysts.