Bearing Condition Checked By New SPM Technique

The SPM Method provides a completely new approach with regard to both theory and application for the measurement of rolling type bearings. It has resulted in a new technique allowing a quantative measurement of bearing condition.

The Shock Pulse Method (the SPM Method) measures the magnitude of the mechanical impacts caused by damage in rolling bearings, and gives a direct measure of the actual condition of the bearings, so that necessary action can be taken at the appropriate time.

This is a unique and patented method for determining the operating condition of bearings in running machinery without being influenced by normal machine vibration, noise, temperature or other outside influences.

Instruments consist of portable and permanent multi-monitoring systems. Extremely simple to use, an immediate assessment of the working condition of the bearing can be determined. It provides immediate readout of individual bearing condition and gives an indication of the extent of damage.

For literature completely describing the Shock Pulse Method, write to Karl Barthel, Testing Machines Inc., 400 Bayview Avenue, Amityville, N.Y. 11701.

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