Early detection of issues is the key to the prolonged life of gearing. The lead time of pinions is normally several months and could extend out even more than that. Large gears can easily take up to a year. Therefore it is essential to prevent a catastrophic failure.
HMC utilizes thermal imaging and stop-motion photography to examine the gear, pinion, gear guards, and bearings. The audit is performed while the equipment is operating at normal loaded conditions. DTC Audits are able to detect cracks, misalignment, lubrication issues, pitting, spalling, contamination, bearing issues, gear guard seal problems, and more.