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Traction motor and gearbox monitoring

Traction motor and gearbox monitoring

With SKF acceleration enveloping, the dynamic frequencies of all running gears system can be analysed, as well as detected rotating components geometry differences, such as gear teeth spalling. This makes it possible to schedule the motor bogie maintenance conveniently at the right time. Using SKF’s vibration sensors connected to IMx system technology allow to monitor properly the full drive chain working conditions and its components like traction motors and gearbox components such as bearings, gears as well as cardan shafts and other types of couplings.


Traction motor and gearbox monitoring capabilities:

  • Unbalance detection 
  • Misalignment detection 
  • Shaft bending detection 
  • Loose part detection 
  • Bearing damage detection 
  • Damaged gear wheel detection 
  • Resonance detection
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