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Failure Analysis


Premature failures of machines and their parts can have different causes. Aside from material defects and geometric deviations, damage due to mistakes during mounting or maintenance, inappropriate lubrication, or overloading in use must be considered.

As independent experts, we investigate cases from a purely technical standpoint to ensure that the problem is correctly identified and appropriate countermeasures can be taken. To do so, we apply a broad range of advanced engineering methods, including a well-appointed materials laboratory and diverse numerical methods.

When it comes to large or heavy parts an on-site inspection is especially important. By employing endoscopy or measuring the vibrations and operational loads, we can get a fuller understanding of the situation without the involved process of removing components. We have the necessary equipment at both of our locations to ensure a flexible and quick response time worldwide.

Through the variety of cases that we examine on a regular basis, we have experience with gearboxes, motors, pumps, compressors, and many more machines. The associated applications encompass the automotive, rail and agricultural sectors as well as industrial drives and wind energy farms.


Metallography

Material Inspection

Metallography allows for the detection of conspicuities and the quantitative assessment of a material’s microstructure. In the case of materials […]

Examples

Examples

Diverse examples from a variety of applications.

Inspections

Inspections

The first step of every failure analysis is a visual inspection. As a rule, each damage mechanism leaves behind characterstic […]

Calculations

Calculations

When a machine is defective, it is worth consiering if it was designed properly. In this context we employ both […]