Haver & Boecker Niagara’s Pulse Vibration Analysis to premiere at MINExpo 2021

Haver & Boecker Niagara is to showcase its Pulse Vibration Analysis (VA) software at the upcoming MINExpo 2021 event in Las Vegas, USA.

Providing mining and aggregate operations insight into their equipment’s performance, Pulse VA is specifically designed to examine the health of a vibrating screen to ensure optimum screening performance and equipment reliability, according to the company. It detects irregularities that could translate into diminished performance, decreased efficiency, increased operating costs and imminent breakdown.

Pulse VA will be front and centre of the Haver & Boecker Niagara booth at MINExpo 2021, taking place on September 13-15.

Karen Thompson, President of Haver & Boecker Niagara’s North American and Australian operations, said: “We understand screening equipment is a significant portion of an operation’s budget, which is why we developed Pulse VA. Pulse VA offers operations the tools to optimise screening efficiency on a daily basis. This helps increase their operation’s profitability by minimising downtime as well as maintenance costs.”

Pulse VA is designed to be easy to operate, with components specifically chosen and engineered for the harsh environment where screening takes place. The system uses an industrial-grade tablet computer that connects wirelessly with eight tri-axial sensors, which attach to key places on the equipment and send up to 24 channels of data to the tablet. The table then displays a real-time view of the machine’s orbit, acceleration, deviations and more, Haver & Boecker Niagara said.

Beyond the real-time view on the screen, all information from the sensors is electronically stored in the database for an historical overview of the machine, with the information downloadable online in two report formats. The Orbit Report provides a visual of orbit and wave form, as well as data about acceleration, stroke, speed and phase angle. Fast Fourier transformation, or FFT, plots are processed by the software for values for three channels of data for each measuring point. The Tuning Report extrapolates deviations between measurement points while providing recommendations on balance, acceleration, stroke and speed. It provides feed and discharge analysis as well as diagonal measurements.

Haver & Boecker Niagara says it also offers its signature Pulse Vibration Analysis Service program to help customers achieve production targets, minimise unscheduled downtime and demonstrate sustainable improvements through online asset management, it said. The service program includes a complete vibrating screen inspection by a Haver & Boecker Niagara certified service technician, along with a Pulse Diagnostic Report.

Pulse VA technology, the company says, serves as a critical part of PROcheck, Haver & Boecker Niagara’s service process dedicated to keeping customers’ operations running at peak performance. PROcheck applies Haver & Boecker Niagara’s expertise in diagnostics, processing equipment, engineered screen media, original parts, rebuilds and upgrades, services, plants and process engineering to inspect customers’ screening processes in order to recommend best practices for processing proficiency.