Anderon Meters are used to inspect ball bearings, while Wavimeters are used to inspect the finish of bearing parts. Previously used exclusively by bearing manufacturers, these devices are increasingly being brought in-house by those who use bearings, such as motor manufacturers, as the significance of bearing quality control gains wider recognition. Sugawara's Bearing Inspection Systems help reduce the operating noise of home appliances such as air conditioners as well as noise in automobiles. An Anderon Meter can be used to inspect delivered bearing products as well as to determine requisite bearing quality. By developing a high-performance spindle with minimal runout, Sugawara recently commercialized a revolutionary Anderon Meter capable of measuring to an accuracy within 0.1 Anderon. This enables high-accuracy measurements for quieter bearings.

Anderon Meter for ball bearings High-precision measurements of bearing vibrations.

The Anderon meter rotates the bearing inner ring at the speed of 1,800 r/min and incorporates a speed sensor to detect radial vibrations of the out ring, displaying them as Anderon values.

Features:

  • Capable of measuring small diameter high performance bearings
  • Uses a Sugawara compact speed sensor with flat frequency profile for vibration detection
  • Can be used to measure bearings of different sizes simply by changing the arbor
  • Can be combined with automated unit to configure an automated system
  • Compact, space saving design

Anderon Meter Automation Unit

The Parts Feeder can be combined with the Anderon meter drive unit to configure an automated system capable of high-precision measurements.

Bearing Torque Tester

This equipment inspects the quality of completed bearings. Rotating the inner ring at constant speed, the equipment measures the reactive torque of the stationary outer ring in the rotating direction using a Torque Sensing Pusher (pusher-type torque sensor). The detected torque is displayed digitally in real-time, allowing prompt rejection of bearings with defective torque values.

Ball Wavimeter

Sugawara's Ball Wavimeter (wavometer) measures surface waviness and roundness of the spheres used in ball bearings with high precision and with the speed required for practical application. The sensor detects the speed of vibration of a rotating ball under inspection and provides data on waviness (vibration per angular speed) and data on roundness by canceling out the spindle vibration component.

Race Wavimeter

Sugawara's Race Wavimeter (wavometer) measures waviness and roundness of the race surface of inner and outer rings used in ball bearings with high precision and with the speed required for practical application. The sensor detects the speed of vibration of a rotating inner or outer ring under inspection and provides data on waviness (vibration per angular speed) and data on roundness by canceling out the spindle vibration component.

Vibration Meter

Accelerometer type vibration meter with auto stop function for bearing life evaluations and equipment diagnostics.

Features

  • The product can be set to light an alarm lamp and stop equipment.
  • The product can be combined with a recorder to monitor fluctuations in vibration levels.
  • The product retains all functions even when connected to the pickup with an extended cable.

Calibrating Equipments for Bearing Testers

Anderon oscillator

The oscillator calibrates an Anderon meter indication unit (e.g., ADA-15) by generating reference signals equivalent to 1, 10, and 100 Anderons for the low, medium, and high bands and outputting pseudo sine-wave signals at oscillating frequencies. The ADC-10 can be used with velocity sensors with differing sensitivities, including the ADS-12 and ADS-22, simply by switching the sensitivity.

Velocity sensor calibrator

The calibrator produces oscillations equivalent to 0.1, 1, and 10 Anderons for the low, medium, and high bands to calibrate the velocity sensor and indication unit (e.g., ADA-15), enabling management of velocity sensor accuracy during operations or the accuracy of several velocity sensors with no special skills. The calibrator outputs an arbitrary oscillation frequency based on a sine wave input from an external device.

Synchro Wave Oscillator

The SWC-10 is used to calibrate the display sensitivity of the SWA-100 synchro wave analyzer of the display unit. Calibrations are performed using a rotation synchronization pulse from the drive unit and signal output from the SWC-10, which is equivalent to the signal from the velocity sensor. When used with another signal generator, the SWC-10 is also used to test the operations of the synchro wave analyzer for rotation speed and number of crests.

Vibration Meter

Accelerometer type vibration meter with auto stop function for bearing life evaluations and equipment diagnostics.

Features

  • The product can be set to light an alarm lamp and stop equipment.
  • The product can be combined with a recorder to monitor fluctuations in vibration levels.
  • The product retains all functions even when connected to the pickup with an extended cable.
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