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Vibration Causes and Characteristics

Learning objectives

  • Discuss the common characteristics of a machine vibrating due to misalignment
  • Identify the signs of an unbalanced machine
  • Recognize the characteristics of vibration caused by:
    • Mechanical looseness
    • A faulty bearing
    • A faulty gear or belt
    • An electrical fault
  • Recognize the vibration characteristics exhibited by a machine experiencing oil whirl

Course overview

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the characteristics of common, vibration-causing mechanical faults.

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