Bearing Data Module
The Bearing Data Module contains the essential bearing data to calculate bearing frequencies.
Over 21,000 bearings are already included in the database and many more can be added. For reference and cross reference the bearing I.D. and O.D. as well as the AFBMA number can be included.
Component Data Module
The Component Data Module contains the elements necessary to build components. Components as defined in Machine Train Calculator are the individual elements of a machine train. Examples of components are:
The idea behind this approach is to define a component only once and then use it in as many different machines as required. For example, the same make and model of a 20 hp motor may be used to drive a number of different machines, defining the motor only once saves a great deal of time over having to define it each time it is used.
Click here to view a schematic of a machine that is used in the Machine Train Calculator tutorial. You will notice that the machine is made up of a number of different components such as a motor, gear box, etc...
Machine Data Module
The Machine Data Module contains the elements necessary to build machines.
A machine as defined in Machine Train Calculator is a combination of one or more components.
For example, a machine may consist of these components - a motor, a coupling, a gearbox, a different coupling, and a pump. To build a machine, you simply give it a name and then call up the components that have already been pre-defined.
Click here to view a schematic of a machine that is used in the Machine Train Calculator tutorial.
Bearing Calculator Module
The Bearing Calculator Module calculates bearing frequencies for any bearing in the database.
You supply the RPM of the bearing and the program does the rest. The screen also displays those calculations for 10 harmonics and speeds.
Frequencies can be displayed in either CPM or Hertz simply by clicking the appropriate radio button.
Machine Calculator Module
The Machine Calculator Module calculates vibration frequencies for an entire machine train. All of the speed differences because of gears, belts, chains, etc... are taken into account automatically.
Frequencies can be calculated off of:
- A starting RPM
- An ending RPM
- A roll speed
10 harmonics for all frequencies can also be calculated by clicking the correct Harmonic radio button.