Condition Monitoring is a hugely valuable tool in the drive to reduce production costs through efficiency and lower machine down time. If you can predict a machine failure before it occurs and carry out remedial service, the result will be a reduction in your costs in the medium to longer term. This can also be used to monitor remote system conditions and to assist in the management of machine safety.
In markets such as wind energy the effective monitoring of turbines is essential in maximising the turbine efficiency, breakdowns can be costly. The same is true of many other rotating machinery applications found in industries such as paper and energy, bearings under constant load and high speed wear and are the heart of a rotation, specific bearing analysis is a great tool for the engineer to use.