POY Finalist: Vibration analyzer
Finalist in Maintenance Tools and Equipment in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
The iPad Vibration Analyzer, ideal for FFT analysis of vibration frequencies, allows iPad users to take and email readings for real time analysis in a single touch.
The SpindleScope software application features full FFT signature graphs from 0 kHz to 20 kHz, measurements of acceleration or velocity, a full listing of the top ten frequencies in order of the highest amplitude, a data save function, setting functions for axis scales, cursors, spectrum data, and background color, an internal/external accelerometer switch, wireless transmission of data captured, and a range of spectrum options.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.