Early Failure Detection on Engines with Multi-point Vibration Analysis

Dipl. Ing. Michael Ruthrof, Dipl. Ing. (FH) and Jonas Reicherter, red-ant measurement technologies and services GmbH
27 April, 2014



Global competition leads to shortened product life cycles. The automotive industry is forced to release new models to the market in smaller intervals. Modern engineers have to deal with large reductions in product development and testing cycles, especially for engine durability testing; week or month long testing times become a major problem. Figure 1: test stand for durability testing of combustion engines By employing red-ant’s MIG16 multi-point vibration measurement systems, red-ant has demonstrated a new way of economically reducing the higher demand for longer testing while concurrently allowing engineering professionals to gain more knowledge from a single durability test.