Condition monitoring products
At the core of the SKF product range are the vibration detection, analysis and diagnostic products, which enable process monitoring as an added benefit. Some of those products are shown below. For a complete overview see Condition monitoring.
Microlog® family of data collectorsThe SKF family of Microlog data collector/analysers is designed so that users can easily establish a comprehensive periodic condition monitoring programme. As a diagnostic tool, the Microlog is unequalled in its class. Embedded intelligence provides step-by-step instructions for performing critical analysis functions like basic and advanced balancing, cyclic analysis, run-up/coast-down, bump test, tracking filter or motor current analysis. The frequency analysis module enables overlay defect frequencies on collected spectra to detect bearing defects, gear mesh, misalignment, unbalance or looseness problems.
MARLIN® family of data managersThe MARLIN data management system is designed to be the frontline tool for operators, building the communications/ technology bridge between operations, maintenance, engineering and plant management. This rugged high performance data collector provides a simple, convenient and portable way to collect and store machine vibration, process, and inspection data for quick downloading and analysis.
Vibration Pen plusThe Vibration Pen plus offers users a way to begin a cost-effective condition monitoring programme, or to expand the responsibility for machine reliability to operators throughout the plant. A multi-parameter vibration monitoring tool, the Vibration Pen plus operates with the press of a button, measuring vibration according to ISO standards and utilizing acceleration enveloping technology to identify a range of bearing, gear mesh and other machinery problems.
Inspector 400 ultrasonic probeThe inspector 400 ultrasonic probe senses high frequency sounds produced by leaks, electrical discharges and equipment as it operates. It electronically translates these signals using a heterodyning process, making them audible through a headset and "visible" as increments on a meter. This enables maintenance personnel to detect pressure and vacuum leaks, arcing, tracking and corona in electric apparatus or test bearings, pumps, motors, compressors etc.
Infrared temperature probeThis laser sighted non-contact thermometer senses the temperature of an object with an infrared detector, enabling maintenance personnel to take temperature readings in locations that might otherwise be difficult to access.
Machine condition transmitter, online monitoring unitsSKF machine condition transmitters provide vital information about bearing performance and overall machine condition. This information can be used to make sure that essential production equipment is kept running. This cost effective system offers two adjustable warning levels (alert and alarm) via two independent set points with LED alarm indicators and output relay contacts.
Online monitoring units provide around-the-clock automated data collection and a powerful array of analysis tools to optimize condition monitoring efforts. If a machine starts to develop a problem, the system helps to detect, analyse and track the defect so that maintenance costs are minimized. A "live" mode feature enables detailed online analysis, while event logs provide a history of events that may have occurred while the system was unattended.
Vibration sensors, eddy probesSKF's in-depth bearing, machinery, monitoring and signal processing knowledge was included in the development of the CMSS2100 and CMSS2200 vibration sensor series. These single units can be used instead of the wide range of accelerometers typically needed to meet a variety of conditions.
In addition to a full line of vibration sensors SKF also offers eddy probe systems for the measurement of relative motion in sleeve bearing machines.