5 reasons to use Spartakus APM for vibration analysis reporting

Whether they work for a service company, or are in-house trained and certified technicians, machinery vibration analysts undertake daily tasks centered around monitoring machinery health. They collect vibration data, analyze this data using software tools to identify anomalies or irregularities, and generate detailed reports with recommendations for maintenance or further investigation. Collaborating closely with maintenance teams, they troubleshoot issues, contribute to predictive maintenance planning, and ensure optimal machinery performance while continuously improving monitoring techniques.  

Meticulous documentation of analysis findings and maintenance activities forms a crucial part of their responsibilities, allowing for trend tracking and informed decision-making for ongoing machinery health and operational efficiency. This is why integrating vibration analysis results in Asset Performance Management (APM) software like Spartakus can bring several advantages for a technician working with industrial machinery. 

How to report vibration analysis in Spartakus?

This consists of 2 simple steps: 

  1. Technician goes in the field for his route. 
  2. Back at his desk : 
    • The analysis is done in the vibration software. 
    • The reporting is done in Spartakus APM. 

What are the advantages to report vibration analysis in Spartakus instead of traditional excel/pdf?

1. Accelerated reporting tools   

More than 100 vibration analysts in North America use Spartakus APM daily.  

Why? Because Spartakus APM comes with advanced reporting and visualization tools. These tools can help the technician report vibration data more effectively. 

Our optimized reporting process for quick and accurate diagnostic include: 

  • Assets in logical (walking) order 
  • Previous measurements information and history 
  • Attach pictures (drag n’ drop screenshots) 
  • Pre-fill a vibration route with previous results and only focus on what has changed 

Spartakus’ vibration routes reporting tool

2. Standardized reporting habits for easier onboarding of new employees 

Spartakus APM also comes with standardized reporting tools that will make sure all technicians report the same way with high quality data entries: 

  • Standardized codes, observations, recommendations (drop down style lists) 
  • Analysis help with reference documents and advanced guides for analysis 
  • What to look for in presence of “misalignment” or other failure codes, what pictures to include, etc. 

Also, reporting within Spartakus streamlines the process of creating detailed, standardized reports. Of course, PDF/excel reports can still be extracted from Spartakus APM and can be easily shared across teams or with higher management, fostering collaboration and ensuring everyone involved has access to the same insights.  

Spartakus’ PDF report sample

That leads us to one of the key elements of Spartakus APM: the enablement of better communication regarding maintenance needs or machinery performance. 

3. The asset health dashboard: the communication channel that was missing!

Instead of scattered reports or data in different formats, everything is organized in one place, making it easier to access and analyze historical trends and patterns. This organized data aids in quicker decision-making and better identification of potential issues.  

Also, combining vibration analysis results with data from other sensors or maintenance records provides a comprehensive view of the machinery’s health, facilitating better-informed decisions.

Spartakus’ asset health dashboard

4. Quickly create work orders in your CMMS from Spartakus 

Spartakus APM easily integrates with many 3rd party software, especially CMMS like SAP.  

Vibration technicians can gain valuable time by creating work requests in their CMMS directly from Spartakus APM. Their CMMS would then return the work order status as it gets planned, scheduled, completed, closed, etc. 

5. Monitoring technicians’ entries so they follow your standards. 

Our built-in audit tools and statistical distributions include  

  • Overall statistical distributions and standard deviations for whole crew + individuals 
  • Audit per analyst (following standards, adding pictures, recommendations, etc.) 

In essence, integrating vibration analysis results into an APM software like Spartakus not only improves the efficiency of data management but also enhances the ability to derive actionable insights for predictive maintenance, thus optimizing the overall performance and longevity of industrial machinery, while increasing the productivity of vibration analysts. 

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