SKF to demonstrate condition monitoring solutions for tough on-board conditions

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    2014 November 27, 13:00 CEST

    SKF will showcase a range of innovations based on the combined knowledge of SKF, SKF Blohm + Voss Industries and Kaydon at the International Workboat Show in New Orleans, USA.

    Gothenburg, Sweden, 27 November 2014: SKF will be present during the International Workboat Show in New Orleans, USA 3-5 December. Throughout the show SKF will display products and solutions including bearings, lubrications and seals, but with a special focus on the company’s condition monitoring offers for the marine industry.

    Among the SKF solutions on show will be the SKF Marine Condition Monitoring Kit, which includes everything that is needed to carry out simple and reliable condition monitoring on-board ships and enables ship operators to take a first step towards condition-based maintenance.

    However, the kit is more than a data collector as it has capability to do additional analysis of the machine, based on Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) frequency band analysis. It is able to detect the most likely root cause of the fault, such as unbalance, bearing failures, gear failures, electrical failure in motors, hydraulic and aerodynamic problems.

    The SKF Marine Condition Monitoring Kit has been developed specifically for the demanding requirements of the marine industry and tough on-board conditions. It is well suited for use on a wide range of vessels, including container ships, ferries, Ro-Ro ships, fishing vessels, dredging vessels, tug boats and offshore supply vessel.

    Another product to be featured during the show is the SKF Thruster Monitoring solution which provides integrated condition monitoring solutions for propulsion and manoeuvring thrusters in the marine and offshore industries.

    The monitoring solution is applicable for both ship operators and thruster manufacturers, for aftermarket and new build installations.

    SKF is also proud to showcase Kaydon Corporation, an SKF Group company. Among the new products and services that will be exhibited, are Kaydon’s thin section and slewing ring bearings and Cooper split roller bearings.

    SKF experts will be on the stand to discuss these and many other solutions available for the marine industry, offering visitors the opportunity to learn more and discuss their own specific issues.

    Visitors to the International Workboat Show 2014 will find SKF at stand number 1714 and Kaydon at 1464. At stand number 1818 the Marine Sales Agent Simplex Americas shows further SKF Blohm + Voss Industries solutions.

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    For further information, please contact: 

    Press Relations: Nia Kihlström, +46 31-337 2897; +46 706 67 28 97;

    SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. 

    Annual sales in 2013 were SEK 63,597 million and the number of employees was 48,401.

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