Fundamentals of Machine Condition


Designed for maximum class participation. A combination of overhead presentations, group exercises, video tapes, and written reviews are used to peak participant interest and encourage participation and understanding.

Course objectives

The course objective is to provide a practical approach to detecting and analyzing common machinery problems using vibration monitoring and analysis.

Recommended for

  • Engineers and technicians whose responsibilities require them to be proficient in the setup and use of the SKF condition monitoring system.
  • Maintenance supervisors, predictive maintenance coordinators, reliability engineers, inspectors, shop supervisors, advanced mechanics, and millwrights who wish to become familiar with vibration monitoring and analysis.


  • WI100 Vibration basics
  • WE140 Shaft alignment basics
  • JM02001 Introduction Guide to Vibration Monitoring
  • JM02007 Vibration Principles
  • WI130 Thermography basics
  • CM3068 Recommended initial alarm criteria for bearing condition assessment 
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