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Shaft misalignment can occur in rotating machines that are connected by a coupling. In fact, a majority of rotating machines used in the manufacturing industry are out of alignment. Operation within certain tolerances allows for proper transmission of power with minimal wear and tear. Over time however, any rotating machine can move out of these …

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VibePro 8 is GTI Predictive Technology’s newly released app for vibration analysis. VibePro 8 is a compilation of 2 years’ worth of work, thousands of hours and customer input. VibePro 8 combines the simplicity of VibePro 7 with the flexibility of raw data collection and analysis that level 2 and 3 vibration analysists require. The …

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Check out this new article written by GTI’s president Thomas Hoenig on M2M strategies: http://reliabilityweb.com/articles/entry/m2m-strategies-for-machine-tool-maintenance

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GTI Predictive Technology on a recent service call investigated a problem with a dual disc centerless grinder. This one year old grinder had been performing poorly, causing downtime and poor parts quality. Using GTI’s VibePro iPad vibration tools, our service technician discovered that both spindles in the machine were running much faster than rated for …

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The internet and cloud technology is changing the way companies and individuals accomplish a variety of tasks. Last week GTI shared an article by AmericanMachinist.com discussing the impact the cloud has made on manufacturing performance. In this post GTI will share some of the cloud technologies we use to be a more productive and streamlined …

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GTI Predictive Technology presents the first in our new series, Top 6 Tactics to Prevent Machine Failure. Introduction In the Maintenance & Reliability community we discuss at length strategies and methods for preventing and predicting machine failure. There are many presentations, books and consultants available to teach the strategies for Predictive and Reliability-Centered maintenance programs. …

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