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Condition Monitoring


Condition monitoring is a major component of predictive maintenance and is the process of determining machinery’s condition, while in operation, to identify a developing fault. Drake Controls wants to serve you and keep your operations running at optimum capacity, so if you’d like to:

  • Lengthen the normal lifespan of your machine
  • Increase production
  • Reduce maintenance cost
  • Improve reliability, efficiency and overall manufacturing quality
  • Shorten planned outages and reduce likelihood of unplanned outages

You would be wise to utilize condition monitoring before major failures develop.

Drake engineers are experts in engine and turbine controls because we understand your equipment. Our qualified and experienced field engineers are available to solve complex problems, conduct site surveys and propose solutions that are optimum for your application.

Our extensive experience is enhanced by our shared knowledge base with Woodward who has been providing prime mover controls to OEMs and end users since 1870.

We utilize Woodward purpose built hardware platforms designed specifically to control engines and turbines. This allows Drake to focus on your application and not on how to make general purpose PLC or DCS systems suitable for engine or turbine control. The result is a better control solution with a predictable project outcome.

Our certified technicians, vibration analysts, and mechanical engineers can assist you with:

Building Panels and Cabinets – Such as Bently Nevada and Allen Bradley with Online Vibration Monitoring / Protection Systems

Configure Advanced Software and HMI – Using Vibration Monitoring Data Historian Software Configuration, including, but not limited to:

  • Rockwell Automation’s Emonitor Software
  • Bently Nevada’s System 1 Software
  • FactoryTalk View HMI

I&E Services During Turnarounds – Includes providing Instrumentation and Electrical Services, such as:

  • Removal and re-installation of proximity probes, RTDs, and speed probes
  • Perform proximity probe linearity verification
  • Confirm proper functionality of temperature elements
  • Verify conditional monitoring system is within manufacturer’s specification
  • Confirm proper trip conditions as requested
  • Provide documentation – complete asset documentation for east of warranty claims and reconfiguration.

On-Site Field Services – Including, but not limited to:

  • Mechanical Design and Installation
  • Probe Bracket Design
  • Machine Layout Drawings
  • Electrical Design and Installation
  • System Interconnect Drawings
  • Rack Layout Drawings
  • Probe Installation / Set Gap
  • Proximitor Installation
  • Field Wiring Termination

To learn more information about our Field Services, click here.

To request an onsite technician, click here.

To receive training for you and your employees to operate and maintain your equipment, please see here for available classes or call us for a customized training session at 877-544-5201.

Thank you for visiting our page. We look forward to working with you.

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