The Industrial revolution that came into force globally resulted in the development of more complicated machines. This also affected the agricultural industry. The methods of agricultural machines too changed. Farming methods took a great stride with sophisticated machines that came into the market. Now instead of harvesting paddy manually wheeled machines like tractors are being used and there are threshing machines that separate seeds from the stalks. During the last century, although the basic technology of agricultural machines changed a little, today the technology is rapidly changing so that machine operations by humans has become much easier with computer monitoring systems, GPS locators.
Self-steer programs that are used in advanced tractors and implements has made it more economical and sustainable in delivering fuel, seed or fertilizer. With the rapid change and development in technology, there will be driverless tractors with GPS maps and electronic sensors in the future and scientist are still working on this aspect. In the modern world for farming other than tractors, more vehicles such as airplanes, helicopters and trucks have been adopted in the areas of transporting crops, aerial spraying etc.
Machinery, engines as well as other specialized gear are vital for modern irrigation. They make water to flow in high volumes to large extent of land. This type of machinery is also used to deliver fertilizer as well as pesticides. When talking of industrial machines, vibration cannot be ignored as it is a characteristic of all industrial machines. Vibration is a harsh environmental condition that a product will encounter throughout its lifespan. Increase in vibration beyond normal levels signals that a machine needs immediate maintenance. It is a question as to how a maintenance professional could tell the difference between normal vibration and beyond normal so that they could take quickest action to service or replace the troubleshooting equipment.
Today, there is vibration testing equipment which is considered by most people, the most advanced troubleshooting tools for mechanical maintenance teams. Although vibration analyzers and software are projected for monitoring machine conditions and state, they require special training and investment which may costly tons for certain companies.
There is special vibration testing equipment designed especially for maintenance professionals to find out the root cause of equipment condition, as quickly as possible. The first key step in preventing vibration from causing trouble is to find out why vibration occurs. Compliance Engineering conducts testing such as what is being discussed, EMC testingm radiation testing and a whole lot more.
In the earlier days technicians struggled to make out machine vibration. They used a screwdriver or a dowel but they in most instances failed to identify the root cause of the mechanical condition. Industrialists should note that vibration testing is essential to product development and reliability and it has proved to help many industries.