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I am new to vibration monitoring. I have a question about the ams suite management system and if anyone uses the fault frequency match. For me its hotkey "k". is it even a accurate viable tool to save some time narrowing potential issues. If so is the default match tolerance % setting sufficient or does anyone have a preference on that as well. the program i came into is pretty well established and has a extensive data base of potential faults calculated into the software.

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Thanks for the reply i found it by accident cycling through frequencies my finger slipped off the "L" key and a couple different frequencies came up at the same time. I tried asking my coworker about it he said hes never used it. I read through the contents section of of the data base and found a little information but not much. Searched online a bit and decided id just ask on here if anyone was familiar with it and uses it. My concern being mainly in the match tolerance setting so I am not missing based of deviation. Im sure it will need some playing around with but looking for a good base line and insight from anyone. Thanks again


Since you said that you're new to vibration, I'll throw in my 2 cents on this. I call the "L" key the "told ya so" key, meaning I don't use it until I have already spotted what I feel is a bearing frequency. I then use the "L" key to confirm it. I see too many people fall into the habit of just hammering through the "L" key and when nothing jumps out of the monitor and slaps them, they move on. They never look at the data to see what's there. Pattern recognition is one of the basic fundamentals of analysis. The K and L keys are good aids, but don't let them become your first line of defense. Use them after you have looked for the patterns.


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