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Engineering Dynamics at CBM + RELIABILITY CONNECT 2024: Exploring condition monitoring technologies and techniques.

Join Engineering Dynamics at the CBM + RELIABILITY CONNECT South Africa 2024 One-Day Training Event on 17 April in Johannesburg. Powered by Mobius Institute, this premier conference on reliability and condition monitoring is tailored to professionals in the field of condition monitoring, reliability leaders, maintenance managers, reliability engineers, plant engineers, and plant managers.  

Not only will Engineering Dynamics be exhibiting all our latest technology at the conference, but  Christo van der Walt and Gerrie Visagie will be presenting a case study on “Motor Circuit Signature Analysis (MCSA) vs Vibration Analysis during the morning session. In the afternoon session, Werner Bauer and Christo van der Walt will be speaking about “Shaft Alignment and Softfoot Correction – the mystery solved”. 

Attending the event will allow you to gain practical knowledge from the interactive sessions and case studies, discover new technologies at the expo, network with industry leaders, stay updated with the latest trends, and learn strategies to enhance your organisation’s performance.

Event Details:

Date: 17 April 2024

Location: Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Johannesburg

Registration Fee: R 1,850 (50% off early bird pricing at R 925, expires 14 February ‘24)

Group Offer: Buy 2 passes, get one free

Engineering Dynamics is proud to be both a sponsor of this event and to be sharing some of our practical knowledge with attendees. In our opinion, this is a must-attend event for anyone in the industry. We hope to see you there! For more information, contact us at 012 991 3168.

Motor Circuit Signature Analysis (MCSA) vs Vibration Analysis.

This case study explores whether Motor Circuit Signature Analysis (MCSA) can replace Vibration Analysis or if these two Condition Monitoring techniques can complement each other. The underlying theory behind MCSA and Vibration Analysis for electrical motors will be discussed, along with a review and analysis of case studies where measurements were obtained from both systems. The pros and cons of both techniques will be highlighted, arguing that both can and should form part of a complete Condition Monitoring programme. Key takeaways include an easy-to-understand discussion of MCSA’s underlying theory, its non-intrusive and safe nature as a Condition Monitoring technique, and its ability to detect mechanical problems long before vibration analysis.

Shaft Alignment and Softfoot Correction – the mystery solved.

This presentation demystifies the process of shaft alignment and softfoot correction. We will discuss the limitations of existing methods to detect and solve softfoot problems, such as using a shim or feeler gauge around the feet of a machine or using the built-in softfoot programmes in laser alignment systems. A proven method is proposed, which involves using the typical values from a softfoot programme to populate a decision model, analyse the results, and derive a course of action for correct shim thickness placement. This accurate shimming method has been proven to save technicians significant time in getting the alignment within the required tolerance. The presentation will include practical examples and case studies to guide the steps to be followed in the field.

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