Rotating Machinery Analysis

The Rotate software package is part of the m+p Analyzer Software for noise & vibration measurements and analysis. It provides a wide range of data acquisition and analysis tools for capturing and understanding noise and vibration induced in rotating and reciprocating machines by their motion. Fixed and variable speed machines are accommodated as are both structural vibration and condition monitoring diagnostics. Multiple tacho inputs can be processed for accurate speed tracking during analysis. Spectral mapping, order tracking, time history and orbit data analysis are all available.

With the m+p Analyzer Rotate software, the acquisition of spectra for an online waterfall display can be triggered based on RPM or time values, and orders can also be acquired and displayed online. The simultaneous acquisition of vibration and tacho signals as time records (throughput recording) additionally allows offline postprocessing analysis with spectral maps and advanced computed order tracking. The software uses intelligent wizards that, step by step, guide through the process of performing a rotating machinery data acquisition and analysis. Waterfall and 2D graphs can be directly copied and pasted into ActiveX compliant applications such as Microsoft Word or PowerPoint.

Key Features

  • Data collection, analysis and reporting in one package
  • Processing of analog and digital tacho signals
  • RPM or time dependant triggering
  • Real-time and computed order tracking
  • Real-time waterfall/colourmap display
  • Tacho Spline Fit calculates RPM versus time from the raw tacho signal
  • RPM Spectral Map creates a 3D plot of amplitude versus frequency versus RPM or time
  • Frequency Order Tracking cuts orders from the Spectral Map
  • Machinery Condition Monitoring: Fixed or variable speed machines; time based rms, peak, peak-peak trends of acceleration, velocity and displacement; envelope analysis
  • 1 and 2 plane Balancing
  • Orbit Analysis: Study of displacement transducers on rotating machinery; calculating and averaging single/multiple rotations over time
  • Intelligent wizards for easy and safe user guidance
  • Copy & paste to ActiveX applications
  • Free installation of the m+p Analyzer Viewer software to actively view/analyze data on any MS Windows/Office PC