Drive Train Analysis

Xi Engineering diagnose problems with rotating machinery and complex dynamic systems, providing solutions for rotational dynamics and related structural issues.

Xi Engineering provide onsite measurement and analysis of drivetrains, including order and orbital analysis.  Xi can also assist in drivetrain design using finite element analysis to identify risks such as fatigue failure.  Working alongside machine operators and OEM’s, the team at Xi can provide accurate reports on dynamic tolerances for non-reciprocating machinery in line with relevant ISO Standards. Some common issues with rotating machinery include:

  • Frequency matching
  • Shaft misalignment
  • Casing vibrations
  • Shaft oil swirl
  • Torsional dynamic issues

Many machinery upgrades and installations can end in unwanted and potentially harmful vibration issues in dynamic systems. By determining the dynamic response of a system Xi can design alterations to remove problematic vibrations and reduce the risk of expensive repair and maintenance operations later in the component’s lifecycle.  Our objective is to improve the design and reduce downtime to prevent failure and loss of production.