Vibration Monitoring

Vibration Monitoring

A vibration meter is a type of electronic equipment that is sometimes referred to as an analyzer. It is capable of processing vibration signals. When the machine is shaken, the sensor creates a voltage signal. This signal is delivered to the vibration meter via the cable. Not only can it analyze voltage signals and display vibration values, but it can also process and display other parameters such as acceleration and velocity. It is capable of recording vibrations with extreme precision. Additionally, it is utilized to monitor and diagnose problems with bearings, machinery, and engines. There are two types of vibration meters portable and hand-held. This device is simple to operate and does not require much training.

Vibration Monitoring using Fluke Vibration Meter

Figure 01: Vibration Monitoring using Fluke Vibration Meter

Why do we need a Vibration Analyzer?

The vibration track helps you improve your maintenance and reliability program by:

Detecting common problems using vibration

Vibration can cause premature component wear, limit equipment life, create noise, and cause injury. Driveshafts and other components can be cracked or broken if rotating assets are out of balance or misaligned.

Visually illustrating the severity of vibration

Utilize customized and auto-generated asset thresholds, and receive warning warnings through email and/or the LIVE-AssetTM Portal software.

Your condition monitoring approach will be driven by vibration services

Maintenance teams benefit from our Expertise as a Service offering, which provides them with support and training when they need it. Teams can use these services to develop condition monitoring programs that will prepare them for the IIoT future.

Fluke 805 Vibration Meter

When it comes to bearings and general vibration readings on equipment, the 805 Vibration Meter is an excellent screening instrument. The Fluke 805 Vibration Meter is the most dependable vibration screening equipment available for frontline mechanical troubleshooting teams who require consistent, severity-scaled measurements of overall vibration and bearing condition.

Key Features of Fluke 805

  • Reliable, repeatable, accurate device for checking bearings and overall vibration
  • Features innovative sensor design that minimizes measurement variations caused by device angle or contact pressure
  • Provides consistent data quality at both low and high-frequency ranges
  • Provides a four-level severity rating for determining the urgency of problems and bearing conditions.
  • Allows you to export data via USB
  • Provides audio output for direct listening to bearing tones
  • Features built-in flashlight for viewing measurement locations in dark areas
  • Has a big, high-resolution display for convenient navigation and viewing.

Controls and Connections

Figure 1 shows the location of the controls and connections for the Meter

Fluke 805 Vibration MeterFigure 2: Fluke 805 Vibration Meter

Keypad and Connectors

Fluke 810 Vibration Analyzer 

The Fluke 810 Vibration Tester with Diagnostic Technology (the Tester) enables the rapid identification and prioritization of mechanical faults. You can utilize the Tester to make mechanical maintenance decisions and enhance your own judgment based on machine knowledge. You now have the expertise of a certified vibration analyst at your disposal.

The Tester employs a simple step-by-step procedure to report on machine problems when measurements are conducted for the first time with no prior measurement history. The diagnostic technology examines your machinery and gives text-based diagnoses, severity levels, and repair recommendations. Faults are detected by comparing vibration data collected by the Tester to a comprehensive set of rules developed over years of field experience.

The Tester is mostly used to troubleshoot defective equipment, although it can also be used to survey equipment before or after scheduled maintenance. The combination of diagnosis, severity, and probable repair recommendations enables you to make better-educated maintenance decisions and prioritize essential problems.

Even for experienced vibration experts, training is critical to the success of vibration testing. Getting Started Videos are featured on the Training DVD that comes with the Tester. Fluke advises that you complete the self-paced training curriculum available on the Fluke website.

Fluke 810 with all Accessories

Figure 3: Fluke 810 with all Accessories


Key Features

  • Identification and localization of the most prevalent mechanical defects on-board (bearings, misalignment, unbalance, looseness) Reduce unnecessary downtime by focusing maintenance efforts on the primary cause.
  • Overall vibration level allows you to quickly assess overall machine health directly from the diagnosis screen
  • A fault severity scale with four severity levels aids in the prioritization of maintenance tasks.
  • Repair recommendations advise technicians on corrective action
  • Extensive diagnostic reports and spectral diagrams aid in confirming data quality and determining the main cause of problems.
  • On-board context sensitive help provides real-time tips and guidance to new users
  • Flexible machine speed configurations give the ability to test a broad range of assets including belt drives, gearboxes, and bevel gears
  • A 2 GB expandable onboard memory provides sufficient room for your machinery's data.
  • The self-test feature ensures peak performance and more time on the task.
  • Laser tachometer for precise machine operation Running speed encourages certain diagnoses.
  • When compared to single-axis accelerometers, a tri-axial accelerometer reduces measurement time by two-thirds.
  • Viewer PC Software increases data storing and tracking capability.


  • Troubleshoot malfunctioning equipment and determine the root cause of failure
  • Examine the equipment before and after the scheduled maintenance and confirm the repair.
  • Commission new equipment and ensure proper installation
  • Provide quantifiable proof of equipment condition and drive investment in repair or replacement
  • Prioritize and organize repair efforts to improve efficiency.
  • Anticipate equipment failures and take control of spare parts stocks.
  • Train new or inexperienced technicians, as well as boost team confidence and expertise.


While all machinery vibrates, tracking excessive vibration using a Vibration analyzer in rotating equipment is crucial for early asset detection. Sensors and instruments are used in a vibration program to evaluate changes in the amplitude, frequency, and intensity of forces that harm spinning machinery. Vibration measurements enable teams to detect equipment imbalance, looseness, misalignment, or bearing wear before it fails. Finally, it can be said that Vibration Analyzer is an important tool for monitoring and diagnosis problems with bearings, machinery, and engines.

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