SKF Multilog DMx Manager 5.1 maintenance release 2010-12

This maintenance release (MR) updates the SKF @ptitude DMx Manager versions 5.0.1.142, 5.0.1.143, 5.1.1.148 or 5.1.2.153 to current version 5.1.3.154.

New features

Maintenance Release 3 - SKF Multilog DMx Manager release 5.1.3.154
  • Enhanced communication: SKF Multilog DMx Manager communication exchanges with the SKF Multilog DMx have been further improved by implementing retry mechanism on high level (CRC errors). Default number of retries will automatically be defined to 3 and can be changed in communication preferences. Furthermore, the number of retries can be monitored (for active SKF Multilog DMx Manager session) using the retry counter available on the SKF Multilog DMx Module Status "Running Status" tab. This tool is provided to allow detection of a genuinely poor physical communication link.
  • SKF Multilog DMx toolbox update: Maintenance release that provides a bug fix for ECP library generation where manually generated non-linearized curve data for CMSS 68 probes could be deleted due to non-properly reported oscillation frequency for small gap measurements.

Maintenance Release 2 - SKF Multilog DMx Manager release 5.1.2.153
  • Enhanced communication: SKF Multilog DMx Manager communication exchanges with the SKF Multilog DMx are made more robust and immune to random communication failures through an improved error detection mechanism and automatic retries.
  • Microsoft Windows 7 support: This updated version has resolved a Microsoft Windows 7 compliance issue that prevents selection of active communication ports when setting up an SKF Multilog DMx connection.
  • SKF Multilog DMx toolbox update: Maintenance release that ensures that all SKF Multilog DMx modules connected to a link will operate at equal communication settings during download and upload of Flash configuration data to avoid communication and/or upload/download process failures.

Maintenance Release 1 - SKF Multilog DMx Manager release 5.1.1.148
  • Acceleration enveloping: With the new 7.20 firmware, acceleration enveloping is available as a selectable measurement property within the existing data acquisition scheme of the SKF Multilog DMx. The SKF Multilog DMx will support SKF filters ENV1, ENV2 and ENV3.
  • Rod-drop measurement support: The gap and the phase reference ("keyphasor") of the crankshaft are measured together. This overall triggered rod-drop has not been available on past SKF products.
  • Data acquisition control: Support for input channel enable or disable, and single configuration based channel multiplexing. The multiplexing support allows sequential heavy load measurements (e.g., ENV3 and wide band acceleration measurements) using flexible measurement time slot definition with respect to measurement duration and number of parallel channels.
    Note: Multiplexing mode will not comply with API 670 protection regulations and shall therefore only be used in Monitoring Mode.
  • SKF Multilog DMx toolbox update: Maintenance release of SKF Multilog DMx toolbox to comply with the new functionality and system configuration updates. This release has full downwards compatibility with older SKF Multilog DMx firmware versions and improved full Flash download functionality with optimized communication reliability.

The SKF Multilog DMx Manager 5.1 system has the following requirements to activate the new features:
  • SKF Multilog DMx firmware version 7.20.06 or higher
  • SKF @ptitude Analyst 5.0 or higher to support acceleration enveloping and rod-drop measurement

Download instructions

  1. Exit all SKF Multilog DMx Manager associated applications.
  2. Download the maintenance release file from the Download files section in the right column of this page ("SKF Multilog DMx Manager 5.1 MR 2010-12").
  3. Click here to fill out and submit the customer information form so that we may update your equipment records.
  4. Double-click the downloaded file to run the update process.

Note: Your default email program will be used to submit the customer information form. If your email program does not launch successfully when you submit the form from the link above, please email CSG-USA@skf.com the information below so that we may update your equipment records.
  • Name
  • Email address
  • Company
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • SKF Multilog DMx serial number

If you are unable to use this online service to download the SKF Multilog DMx Manager 5.1 maintenance release, please contact SKF Technical Support at 1-800-523-7524.

Installation instructions

When applicable, installation instructions will be provided during the update process.

Update from SKF Multilog DMx Manager versions 5.1.1.48 and 5.1.2.153 to 5.1.3.154:
  • This maintenance release involves a system update only and as such no further configuration activities will need to be executed upon completion of the software update.
Update from SKF Multilog DMx Manager versions 5.0.1.42/5.0.1.43 to 5.1.3.154
  • This maintenance release involves a system upgrade with new functionality such that a system update needs to be executed upon completion of the software update. This process will involve the following sequential steps, which are outlined in detail in Chapter 5 of the SKF Multilog DMx Manager Installation Manual:

    1. SKF Multilog DMx Module Firmware and Configuration update
    2. SKF Multilog DMx Manager Database update
    3. SKF Multilog DMx Manager Hierarchy and Configuration update
    4. SKF @ptitude Analyst System update


Important note:

In case of active SKF @ptitude Analyst monitoring system, shut down Monitor during the update process. For potentially connected Process Control system interfaces and/or wired local shutdown relays to SKF Multilog DMx system, take appropriate measures to ensure that the SKF Multilog DMx system is not operated in protection mode during the update process.
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