SKF Multilog On-line System IMx-R

The SKF Multilog On-line System IMx-R is a powerful, cost-effective solution for OEMs to install in rail vehicles, while the wireless IMx-B system is ideal for bogie retrofitting.

Together with SKF @ptitude Observer software, SKF Multilog IMx-R provides a complete system for early fault detection and prevention, automatic advice for correcting existing or impending conditions, and advanced condition-based maintenance to improve machine reliability, availability and performance.

Benefits of the system include:
  • Increased safety and reliability
  • Reduced maintenance costs
  • Improved maintenance and planning
  • Extended overhaul intervals
  • Reduced unplanned downtime and standstills
  • Root cause analysis capabilities
  • Optimized spare parts logistics
System capabilities
The  SKF Multilog On-line System IMx-R is able to monitor the following bogie subsystems to improve train reliability:

SubsystemDetection Parameters
WheelOut-of-roundness, Wheel flats
AxleboxesTemperature measurements for TSI (Technical Specification for Interoperability), benchmarking analysis, Vibration measurements, trend and spectra analysis
GearboxTemperature and vibration measurements, to monitor bearing and gear damage, unbalance, misalignment and shaft bending, loose part and resonances
Gearbox oilOil temperature, level and condition
Traction motorTemperature and vibration measurements, to monitor bearing
BogieBogie hunting instability detection for TSI (Technical Specification for Interoperability).

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