SKF Machine Condition Advisor wins Design News 2010 ‘Best Product of the Year’ Award

2010 May 10, 16:00 CET

Design News recently announced the results of their 2010 ‘Best Products’ awards, with SKF winning the ‘Golden Mousetrap’ award within the Electronics / Test and Measurement category for the new SKF Machine Condition Advisor, a handheld instrument which simplifies machine monitoring and provides early warning of potential failures.

Torsten Bark, Product Project Manager for the SKF Machine Condition Advisor at SKF Reliability Systems, enthused, “We are delighted to receive this award within a very competitive category! SKF has been leading the way with the design, manufacture, and application of portable instrumentation for machine health monitoring for many years, and this latest award shows that we continue to maintain that tradition.’

He continued, ‘The SKF Machine Condition Advisor is a good fit whether a facility is just beginning a predictive maintenance program or wants to supplement their existing condition monitoring program.  New users can have increased confidence because their readings are automatically compared to established standards or backed up by experienced analysts using SKF data analyzers for further analysis.  The Advisor has over 100 years of SKF knowledge engineering behind it.”   

For more than two decades, the Design News Awards Program has recognized engineering innovation and creativity in product design. This year, Golden Mousetrap awards were given in four major categories: Electronics, Motion Control/Automation, Hardware/Software, Materials/Fastening/Joining/Assembly, and 20 subcategories. Editors analyzed a record number of entries and, based on their expertise in each technology area, painstakingly selected the winners and finalists. 

Design News Managing Editor, Jennifer Roy said "Design News congratulates the winners and finalists of the 2010 Golden Mousetrap Awards for the great work they've done to develop new and innovative products for design engineers.
These products, as always, showcase the highly imaginative ways that today's engineers are ‘building a better mousetrap,’ and we thank them for their contributions."

For more information on the SKF Machine Condition Advisor. contact your Authorized SKF Distributor or visit SKF site.

For more information about the Golden Moustrap Awards, visit

Gothenburg, 10 May 2010

Aktiebolaget SKF

For further information, please contact:
Jim McNiven, SKF Group Communications, tel: +44 1592 267828, email:

SKF is a leading global supplier in the areas of bearings, seals, mechatronics, services and lubrication systems. The Group’s service offer includes technical support, maintenance services, engineering consultancy and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. The Group’s annual sales 2009 were SEK 56,227 million. The number of employees was 41,172.

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