SKF will demonstrate its total approach to condition monitoring by presenting a powerful range of products and systems at Maintec 2012, which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, from 28 February to 1 March. The equipment on display will include SKF Microlog data collectors and analysers, plus the SKF Machine Condition Advisor; SKF says its integrated product range can enable effective, cost-saving condition monitoring to be implemented across the engineering industries.
Maintec attendees will be able to discover first-hand how SKF Microlog analyzers collect, examine, use and share machine condition data, and how these tools enable engineers to optimise equipment and minimise downtime by performing predictive maintenance on rotating machinery. SKF Microlog analyzers not only offer on-the-spot advice but also work with powerful SKF predictive maintenance software systems, such as the SKF Microlog Inspector application, for the efficient recording of inspection data.
SKF Microlog Inspector can be installed on a variety of Windows Mobile portable computers and is capable of transferring data over LAN, Wi-Fi and even cellular data networks (3G/GPRS). The application can enable the effective management of an Operator Driven Reliability (ODR) programme, since it can prompt corrective action when conditions move beyond established parameters, thereby preventing the development of more serious problems.
Also on view will be the SKF Machine Condition Advisor, a convenient, robust, hand-held device that can detect wear or defects in commonly used machinery such as pumps, fans and motors by measuring vibration and temperature levels, and providing users with an early warning of potential problems.
SKF condition monitoring tools are suitable for use by companies that provide ongoing maintenance services to the engineering industry, such as Eriks, who will also be demonstrating its capabilities at Maintec 2012. Both SKF and Eriks will be on Stand A6 at Maintec 2012.