Thermal Imaging – Mechanical

Thermal Imaging MechanicalThermal Imaging can be very useful for preventative maintenance of mechanical systems. If there is a misalignment or insufficient lubrication at some point in a mechanical system the area will heat up due to friction and be highlighted in the thermal image.

Through consistent thermal monitoring of mechanical equipment accurately planned maintenance can be determined and implemented to help eliminate unplanned down time. As a result, lost labour time is reduced and the ability to maintain production targets is increased.

Thermal Monitoring – Mechanical

Thermal MonitoringThermal Monitoring is also very useful in the maintenance of motors; many faults, such as brush-contact and armature shorts, express heat before any failure can be detected from vibration analysis or performance degradation.

Other mechanical systems monitored with Thermal Monitoring include couplings, gearboxes, bearings, pumps, compressors, belts, blowers and conveyor systems.

Examples of mechanical faults that can be detected with Thermal Monitoring are:

• Inadequate lubrication

• Alignment errors

• Overloaded motors

• Overheated rollers

• Pump blockages

• Overheated motor axles

• Hot bearings

These, and other issues, can be detected and controlled at an early stage with Thermal Monitoring. This helps to prevent costly damages and ensures the continuity of production.