SOURCE: VibrAlign Incorporated

VibrAlign Incorporated

April 14, 2016 06:00 ET

VibrAlign Introduces the Live Advice Feature for the ONEPROD HAWK Machinery Diagnostic Tool

RICHMOND, VA--(Marketwired - April 14, 2016) - VibrAlign Inc., exclusive U.S. distributor of ONEPROD brand condition monitoring hardware and software, expands the capabilities of the ONEPROD HAWK machinery diagnostic tool with the addition of the live Advice Button. Live Advice connects the user with vibration experts from VibrAlign's longtime partner, Reliability Point. Designed to provide analytical support, the Advice button team at Reliability Point team brings more than 40 years of condition monitoring expertise to HAWK users.

Launched in the U.S. in April of 2015, the HAWK is a machinery diagnostic tool designed to give mechanics instant, on-demand feedback about the health of their rotating assets. The HAWK will identify machine defects, provide advice on how to fix the problem, and generate a detailed report on the health of the machine.

Now the diagnostic capabilities of the HAWK will be greatly enhanced by the addition of the Advice button. Most often the HAWK's diagnosis and advice is straightforward. In some cases, however, the HAWK's diagnosis may be more complex, identifying more than one machine issue. This can mean that the HAWK may even recommend more than one next step. To deal with complex machine issues and solutions users who are asking "what's next" can turn to the Advice button to get counsel from the condition monitoring experts at Reliability Point. 

When the user clicks on the Advice button in their NEST software an email is sent to the team at Reliability Point. Within 2 hours the user will receive a phone call confirming that the request has been received. Reliability Point will download the user's data from the NEST for analysis. Within 24 hours the customer will be contacted by phone for a consultation with one of Reliability Point's experts.

Advice tokens can be purchased in bundles or via subscription from Reliability Point. Each new HAWK comes pre-loaded with 5 free Advice tokens so that users can try the Advice function. Note that the Advice function is not designed to deliver technical support to HAWK users, but rather to connect the user with vibration experts who can clarify their machinery diagnosis and next steps.

With the new Advice button, an expert is just a click away. To learn more about the HAWK live Advice feature, contact either Brian Shanovich at brian.shanovich@vibralign.com or Mike Arnold at marnold@reliabilitypoint.com.

More About the Hawk:

The HAWK is a mechanic's tool. With its straightforward three-step process and graphical user interface the HAWK requires zero vibration expertise or certification. Users build their machine in the NEST software app, take readings with the wired or optional wireless tri-axial sensor, and the HAWK then generates advice that mechanics can use right away. With no need for scheduling or route planning, the HAWK empowers mechanics to check the health of their machines when and where they need to. It is ideal for checking a machine after installation, post-repair, or anytime between reliability check-ins.

About VibrAlign:

VibrAlign was started in 1983 as a vibration and alignment service organization and later became a distributor of equipment which, appropriately, equipped the company to better serve its customers. For more than thirty years, VibrAlign has been growing across the country. Today the company, headquartered in Richmond, VA and operating out of local offices in every major region of the U.S., is out to empower mechanics and Realign America.

About Reliability Point:

Reliability Point was founded in 1980 under the name Measurements Inc., providing vibration tools and services throughout the Gulf Coast. Today Reliability Point specializes in "Asset Reliability" through tools, field services, and training. Based in Louisiana, with offices throughout the Gulf Coast, Reliability Point has provided solutions for virtually every manufacturing application and industrial environment.

SUMMARY

VibrAlign introduces the Live Advice Button for the ONEPROD HAWK machinery diagnostic tool. Now the HAWK not only empowers mechanics to instantly diagnose the health of their rotating assets, it gives them a way to directly connect with experts in vibration analysis to verify the HAWK's findings and recommendations, to better understand complex diagnoses with multiple issues, and to gain confidence in the power of this ground breaking new tool.

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