SKF MARLIN firmware upgrade version 4.5

SKF MARLIN firmware version 4.5 is compatible with SKF MARLIN models CMDM 6200, 6400 and 6500 series. It is also compatible with SKF Machine Analyst/Inspector v3.2 and newer software. SKF @ptitude Inspector/Analyst v5.0 is required for FFT data collection. Included in this upgrade is version 6.3 of the Wireless Machine Condition Detector (WMCD) firmware.

SKF MARLIN is available to customers who have purchased a hardware Premier Product Support Plan (PSP) only.

New features

  • FFT spectra data: SKF MARLIN v4.5, when used with the WMCD, enables customers to capture and record FFT spectral data. This additional FFT data is captured automatically during normal SKF MARLIN/WMCD data collection. The FFT data is stored in the SKF MARLIN data manager and automatically uploaded to SKF @ptitude Inspector v5.0, where the FFT spectra may be trended and analyzed further.
  • Message Suppression Mode: (Included in v4.5) This feature can be enabled by operators with Admin permission. Message suppression mode (MSM) can decrease data collection time dramatically by eliminating questions that are often repeated during data collection.
  • Energy Sustainability Management (ESM) derived points: Using the ESM derived points in SKF MARLIN v4.5 inspection routes, customers can calculate monthly and annual compressed air energy usage and cost as well as air loss and its associated cost. More than 70% of all manufacturers have a compressed air system. Leaks can be a significant source of wasted energy and money in an industrial compressed air system.
  • Customizable splash screen: Customers can now easily add their company logo, work location, etc., to the splash screen on the SKF MARLIN.
  • Connectivity: Connectivity between the CMRF 6500 series handheld RFID reader and the CMDM 6500 series SKF MARLIN. Also, connectivity between the wireless infrared thermometer and the CMDM 6200, 6400 and 6500 series SKF MARLIN.

For more information about this release, contact your local SKF representative.

To install the SKF MARLIN version 4.5 firmware file:
  1. Download the firmware file from the Download files section in the right column of this page ("SKF MARLIN firmware 4.5").
  2. A password is required to install this upgrade. Fill out and submit the password request form. SKF Customer Service will then email you the password. If you do not receive a password, please contact Customer Service at

Note: Your default email program will be used to submit the password request form. If your email program does not launch successfully when you submit the form from the link above, please email the information below to receive the password.
  • Name
  • Email address
  • Company
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • SKF MARLIN unit ID
  • SKF MARLIN serial number 

If you are unable to use this online service to download the SKF MARLIN version 4.5 firmware release, please contact SKF Technical Support at 1-800-523-7524.

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