AV Technology’s focus for this year’s Maintec Exhibition (stand 65) will be their versatile Spi-VR® Condition Monitoring System.
At the heart of this is the innovative Spi-VR hand held data collector which incorporates vibration analysis with common maintenance & lubrication tools into one low cost but powerful package. AVT claim that it is so easy to use, that engineers with no experience can set up the instrument, and start collecting vibration data from critical equipment in less than a day. Intuitive pictograms displayed on the robust PDA allow the user to set up screens for equipment such as motors, fans, pumps, drives and conveyors - in fact anything that moves or rotates. As data is collected, traffic light alerts and trends immediately highlight critical areas within the plant. (In-built vibration limits are in line with ISO standards including ISO10816).
Unlike most vibration data collectors Spi-VR also enables users to manage their routine maintenance activity all from the handheld device. And, uniquely, the Spi-VR web site enables access to data for analysis, reporting and administration from almost anywhere in the world!
The Spi-VR system is ideal for the growing trend of CM insourcing whereby external companies such as AVT provide expertise and advice to clients via a dedicated web portal. AVT can carry out any initial training and work closely with clients to establish their system and database. Routine data collection can than be carried out without the need for site visits, reducing on-cost and environmental impact from car journeys. AVT engineers can access the data at any time of day, anywhere in the world and offer advice as and when needed.
The benefits of Spi-VR don’t end there. Additional CM critical data such as oil analysis, acoustic emission and thermography information can also be loaded into the Spi-VR system.