1S1: Unraveling the Potential of Vibration Data to Optimize Industrial Processes

Johan Arvidsson, Key Account Manager, SPM Instrument


Vibration monitoring is traditionally used for detecting abnormal machine behaviours relating to the mechanical condition. But the high-resolution, low-noise vibration data obtained when using patented HD condition monitoring technology enables the visualization not only of signals originating from mechanical parts but also from the process itself. Analysing these signals provides added insights into process dynamics, making it possible to improve and maximize process efficiency.

This presentation goes through multiple examples of using HD vibration data to improve processes. The presentation is suitable for everyone regardless of experience, is easy to follow, and provides many educational explanations. The aim is to inspire practitioners to look beyond traditional condition monitoring and widen their scope to include monitoring process-related signals. Taking full advantage of high-definition vibration data can unlock hidden potentials to achieve higher yields and consistently higher-quality products, thus significantly impacting bottom line profits.


Johan has been with SPM Instrument since 2002. He started with the company as a market communicator, working with technical documentation, presentations, advertising and market communications. In 2007 he transferred to the sales department and to his new position as sales engineer, focusing on the Swedish market. He has been involved in projects in all kinds of industries, but the largest client group is the Swedish pulp and paper industry. With a strong focus on the market, Johan has helped drive SPM Instrument AB and sales in the Swedish division to record numbers. Today Johan is a key account manager focusing on developing key areas, knowledge and managing key client groups. Johan is certified in vibration analysis according to ISO CAT III.