Crank drives are frequently used in compressors and pumps. They cause vibration due to the oscillating masses and forces. Under the alternating stress in the drive mechanism, bearing clearance, for example, can generate shock impacts with high-frequency exciter spectra. In addition, free mass forces generate harmonic vibrations due to their non-linear kinematics.
The PT 500.16 accessory set enables the stroke, mass balance and bearing clearance on the crosshead to be adjusted. The speed is adjusted using the base unit PT 500. Gas forces such as occur in compressors or combustion engines can be simulated using springs. Experiments with gas forces require higher torques which are attained by reducing the speed of the drive motor from the base unit PT 500. This reduction is achieved either with the PT 500.14 belt drive or the PT 500.15 gear unit.
The transmission of alternating torque in toothed gearing mechanisms can be investigated together with accessory set PT 500.15 (for investigating damage to gears).
The accessory set is mounted on the base plate of the machinery diagnostic base system PT 500.
To measure and evaluate the experiment, the computerised vibration analyser PT 500.04 is required. It includes all the necessary sensors, a measuring amplifier and analysis software to record the vibration phenomena.