The IME is a very suitable device for gearbox monitoring. Ideally an IME is fitted to both the input shaft and the output shaft.
The IMEs monitor the condition of the bearings on the shafts they are attached to. Precision angular measurements on both shafts measure the total wear on the drive train through the gearbox. Torsional vibration information derived from the angular measurements will give an indication of problems in the gear train.
Contaminant particles in the lubricant passing through the bearings, and between the gear teeth may be detected, signs of potential bearing faliure.
Remote Monitored Systems (LON:RMS) is focused on the continued development of the Company’s ‘Survey & Inspection’ business. RMS also has a majority interest in GyroMetric Systems Limited, which develops and manufactures digital monitoring and safeguarding systems for rotating shafts.