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Equipment Pits & Quarries
W.S. Tyler releases Vibration Analysis System


November 9, 2012
By Aggregates and Roadbuilding

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November
8, 2012, St. Catherines, Ont. – Operations relying on screening as a key
component in their value chain are now able to maximize product quality, uptime
and profit by closely monitoring their vibrating screens to achieve peak
performance and efficiency, thanks to the wireless Vibration Analysis System
and Vibration Analysis Partnership Program designed by W.S. Tyler.

November
8, 2012, St. Catherines, Ont. – Operations relying on screening as a key
component in their value chain are now able to maximize product quality, uptime
and profit by closely monitoring their vibrating screens to achieve peak
performance and efficiency, thanks to the wireless Vibration Analysis System
and Vibration Analysis Partnership Program designed by W.S. Tyler. The system
and the program can help quarries enhance product quality, improve
productivity, reduce unscheduled maintenance and extend screen life.

 

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“We set
out to create vibration analysis options that will positively impact the bottom
line for mines and quarries,” W.S. Tyler Technology Manager Dieter Takev said.
“We’ve accomplished that by designing technologically advanced systems that
cater to the unique characteristics of vibrating screens and which are user friendly.”

 

The goal
of the vibration analysis system is two-fold. On one hand it offers the
capability to conduct preventative and predicative maintenance. On the other,
it pursues the ideal screening performance by optimizing the parameters of the
screen in a way that particles find as many opportunities as possible to pass
screen openings.

 

The
Vibration Analysis Service is an in-person program that customers can utilize
at intervals they deem necessary for their operations. Through the service,
certified W.S. Tyler technicians visit customers’ sites to collect data from
the vibrating screens. The technicians are equipped with signature wireless
vibration analysis systems used for monitoring, data collection and analysis of
speed, stroke and overall performance of any vibrating screen. 

 

Following
each analysis, W.S. Tyler provides a detailed, easy-to-understand report that
helps quarry operators to better understand the interaction between their feed
material, screen media and vibrating screens. Unlike standard diagnostic
services, Tyler’s Vibration Analysis report not only contains all the data and
information from the analysis, but offers a translation of the results into
complete and easy-to-follow recommendations for improving the tested screens’
performance, maximizing screening efficiency and minimizing unscheduled
downtime. 

 

To help
customers maintain consistently high performance, W.S. Tyler also offers a
complete, ongoing and technology-based Vibration Analysis Partnership Program.
Through the program, W.S. Tyler provides the complete Vibration Analysis
Technology Kit, consisting of:

        eight wireless Bluetooth accelerometers
that are attached to the outside of the vibrating screen to take readings at
intervals determined by the customer. 

        a hand-held data collection and analysis
device (PDA) 

        the analysis software

        batteries and chargers 

 

With the
hand-held device, customers can easily download vibration data and visualize
initial findings. For a more in-depth report, customers simply transmit the
data to W.S. Tyler via email. The company provides feedback to customers within
24 hours by sending a simple one-page report, containing all recommendations.
The process also creates historical data that customers and W.S. Tyler can use
to evaluate performance over extended periods.  

 

Initial
training on the program ensures each customer knows how to work the vibration
analysis tools, how to submit the readings and what to look for in the reports.
W.S. Tyler will provide this training at their facility in St. Catharines,
Ontario. It consists of a combination of classroom and infield sessions
designed to familiarize operators with the system, its readings and the
recommendations.

 

W.S.
Tyler’s new programs work hand-in-hand with the company’s Pro-Deck approach.
The Pro-Deck approach optimizes screen media performance by incorporating the
ideal screen media for each of the three separate phases of the screening
process.