Mechanical Equipment Failures
Infrared cameras are used to inspect mechanical equipment. This is because excess heat means excess friction. Before a mechanical component fails, it heats up. Infrared thermography is used to see this excess heat so that maintenance personnel can act to correct the problem before the component fails and causes extensive damage to the whole mechanical system. Safety hazards and/or production downtime will also be prevented.
Motors, hydraulic pumps, air and hydraulic lines, servos, and other industrial equipment may be the lifeblood of your business. If one or more problems occur with these systems, downtime in your production is likely.
In mechanical systems, overheating can be caused by internal problem in motors, equipment misalignment, improper or poor lubrication of rotating components, and improper tension on drive belts. Infrared inspections can locate these mechanical problems and help keep your equipment operating smoothly.
A regularly scheduled Infrared Mechanical Inspection will target problems in rotating equipment including motors, bearings, pillow blocks, couplings, shafts, etc. The inspection also locates problems due to misalignment, overloading, or insufficient lubrication. Many of these types of problems are not visible to the naked eye and are not noticed until failure occurs. The predictive nature of the regularly scheduled Infrared inspection can prevent unscheduled maintenance and downtime. This downtime could be extremely costly.