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New Product Release: SDT Checker Range

Ultrasound detectors for every application and budget. Which Checker is right for you?​​​​​​​​​​ SDT is proud to announce the newest addition to our family of ultrasound detectors, "The SDT Checkers." Checkers are focused, simple, and affordable. With a focused solution for every problem, the Checker range makes ultrasound available to everyone. Ch...
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SMRP Approved Training Provider

SDT Ultrasound Solutions is excited to announce acceptance to the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) Approved Provider Education Program as a Tier 1 Approved Provider for Level 1 and Level 2 Ultrasound Certification.SMRP is a nonprofit professional society formed by practitioners to advance the maintenance,&...
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LUBExpert News

Change your lubrication culture. The new SDT LUBExpert helps you "grease bearings right".
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On-Condition Lubrication & Bearing Health Using Ultrasound with Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy discusses on-condition lubrication; how it contributes to overall bearing health and how ultrasound is the key technology to achieve this goal.  Watch this great presentation taken from Tom's talk at IMC 2016.Hear More ❱❱❱
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SDT Presents the LUBExpert

SDT LUBExpertSDT is excited to announce their latest innovation in ultrasound technology. Aimed specifically at solving problems related to machinery lubrication, LUBExpert offers a unique solution to a most misunderstood maintenance tasks; bearing re-lubrication. LUBExpert combines SDT's strong measurement capabilities and clever user interface to...
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SDT Announces Software and Firmware Updates

Ultranalysis Suite (UAS)In 2009, SDT, a pioneer in the ever evolving asset condition monitoring world, released UAS Version 1.001 Looking back over its 7-year history of upgrades and improvements, our bold decision to create the first fee based ultrasound software was the right one. There is a cost to be on the UAS platform; a cost that is surpasse...
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Choosing the Right Diagnostic Tools

The human brain is amazing. How many times have you opened a drawer that's full of all sorts of things and picked out the one thing that you opened the drawer to find?We do this frequently and think little of it. How much more difficult would that search be if you did not know what the object that you wanted to find actually looked like?Unfortunate...
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The Three Mistakes of Bearing Lubrication

Friction is all around us. Without it we would find it very difficult to run, walk, or even stand on our own two feet. We need friction to drive our cars and fly our aeroplanes; and we need friction for our motors to drive pumps. But when it comes to our plant machinery, friction is both friend and foe. If part of your job is greasing plant ma...
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Report: Ultrasound Inspections on Press Washers

SDT was tasked with measuring the press washers at a major paper processing plant in Europe.   ​ ​First Press Wash​ dBuV(RMS)​ dBuV(Crest Value)​Second Press Wash​dBuV(RMS)​dBuV(Crest Value)​ Opposite Side Hydraulic Motor​ bearing 1​ -2.4​ 23​Bearing 1​-7​16.8​ ​bearin...
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The Winning Duo Are...Vibration and Ultrasound Together

A combination of vibration and ultrasound techniques are in the same instrument. Problems are detected by static measurements while dynamic measurements are used when a further diagnosis is required.More than ever, production cost control affects the operations of the Maintenance Department. While its role still consists in knowing the health condi...
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Air Tightness Testing of Retread Aircraft Tires

A modular acoustic air tightness testing platform has been developed for manufactured products such as valves, catheters, bags, vials, packing, bottles, syringes, cartridges and tanks. Bridgestone Aircraft Tire Europe uses it to check the air tightness of retread tires.Bridgestone aircraft Tire Europe was seeking a reliable method to check the air ...
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Fitted with Low-speed Bearings

Bearings are key components of rotating machines. The condition of bearings operated at high speeds can be monitored effectively using a number of techniques such as vibration detection. The condition monitoring of low-speed bearings requires a very different solution.Polysius, a subsidiary of ThyssenKrupp, and a market-leading engineering company ...
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Using Ultrasound for Friction, Impacts and Turbulence

A thorough Failure Mode and Effect Analysis, FMEA, might well highlight failure modes related to increased friction, the presence of impacts or the presence of turbulence. These are three key parameters detectable by airborne and structure-borne ultrasound. Whether evaluating equipment reliability or establishing a strategy, ultrasound has an impor...
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