Machinery Diagnostic System, Base Unit PT 500

Machinery Diagnostic System, Base Unit

Type: PT 500
Name: Machinery Diagnostic System, Base Unit
Technical Description

  The machinery diagnostic system can be used to simulate certain types of damage and investigate its effects on the vibration spectrum.

  The PT 500 base unit permits vibration measurement exercises (measurement of vibration displacement, velocity and acceleration in the time/frequency range). Field balancing of rigid rotors and alignment of shafts can also be practiced.

  The key components of the base unit are the mechanical elements (clutch, bearing blocks and shaft with rotors), the drive motor with variable speed via frequency converter and tachogenerator, and the display and control unit with digital displays for power output and speed.

  The motor base plate is mounted on a carriage, enabling the motor to be aligned. The large aluminium base plate with locating slots allows quick, flexible and precise assembly of the system components. A transparent protective cover provides the necessary safety during operation, and enables clear system viewing during experiments.

  All parts are clearly laid out and well protected in a storage box.

  To measure and evaluate all experiments, the computerised vibration analyser PT 500.04 is required. The accessory sets PT 500.10 - PT 500.19 enable repeatable simulation of the different types of damage.

  Use of the trolley PT 500.01 is recommended for flexible deployment of the training system.


Learning Objectives / Experiments

- introduction to vibration measurement methods on

  rotating machinery systems
  * fundamentals of measurement of shaft and

     bearing vibrations
  * basic variables and parameters
  * sensors and measuring devices 
  * influences of speed and shaft layout
  * influence of transducer positioning
- field balancing of rigid shafts
- influence of alignment between motor and coupling

- understanding and interpreting frequency spectra
- use of a computerised vibration analyser


* Base unit for setting up wide ranging experiments in

  machinery diagnostics using modular accessory

* Aluminium base plate with slots for quick, flexible

  assembly of different experimental setups1
* Speed controlled drive motor with frequency

  converter; control unit with digital power and speed

* Modern and well-structured instructional material

Available accessories
PT 500.01 -- Laboratory Trolley
PT 500.04 -- Computerised Vibration Analyser
PT 500.05 -- Brake & Load Unit
PT 500.10 -- Elastic Shaft Kit
PT 500.11 -- Crack Detection in Rotating Shaft Kit
PT 500.12 -- Roller Bearing Faults Kit
PT 500.13 -- Couplings Kit
PT 500.14 -- Belt Drive Kit
PT 500.15 -- Damage to Gears Kit
PT 500.16 -- Crank Mechanism Kit
PT 500.17 -- Cavitation in Pumps Kit
PT 500.18 -- Vibrations in Fans Kit
PT 500.19 -- Electromechanical Vibrations Kit
PT 500.41 -- Two Displacement Sensors
Alternative products
MT 172 -- Alignment of Drives, Shafts and Gears
TM 170 -- Static and Dynamic Balancing Apparatus
TM 180 -- Forces in Reciprocating Engines
PT 500 Machinery Diagnostic System

[1] base unit for machinery diagnostic training system

[2] rigid base plate with workpiece holder slots
[3] drive motor with variable speed via frequency converter
[4] digital speed and power display
[5] 2 shafts: 1x short, 1x long
[6] 2 unbalanced flywheels with interchangeable balance weights
[7] bearing blocks, roller bearings, interchangeable
[8] fixing holes for vibration measurement transducer
[9] flexible claw coupling and ControlflexR coupling
[10] motor can be aligned obliquely and transversally
[11] transparent protective hood
[12] stackable box for components

Technical Data

Asynchronous motor with frequency converter
- drive power output: 0,37kW

- nominal speed: 2800min-1
Speed range via frequency converter

- 100...6000min-1
Display and control unit with digital power and speed display

2 shafts: D=20mm, length 300mm, 500mm
2 unbalanced flywheels

- D=150mm, each 1675g, with interchangeable

  balance weights (bolts)
2 bearing blocks with roller bearings 6004 (can be exchanged)
ControlflexR coupling: nominal torque: 15Nm


Dimensions and Weight

LxWxH: 1100x800x500mm (base plate + hood)

LxWxH: 475x415x195mm (control unit)
LxWxH: 600x390x325mm (storage box)
Weight: approx. 95kg (complete system)

Required for Operation

230V, 50/60Hz, 1 phase or 120V, 60Hz, 1 phase 

Scope of Delivery 1 base plate with protective hood
1 display and control unit
1 asynchronous motor with frequency converter
2 shafts, 2 unbalanced flywheels, 2 clutches
2 bearing units
1 holder plate, 2 clamp sets
1 set of tools
1 storage box with foam inlay
1 set of instructional material Order Details

052.50000  PT 500  Machinery Diagnostic System,

                                 Base Unit