SKF is launching its latest generation of field-mounted, wireless condition monitoring measurement devices for use in tough industrial environments. The Multilog WMx has been developed to provide a complete system for early fault detection and prevention, automatic advice for correcting existing or impending conditions, and advanced condition-based maintenance to optimise machine reliability, availability and performance.
The robust Multilog WMx has been designed to form one of the key components in advanced condition monitoring systems for a wide variety of industrial applications. The compact, battery-powered unit is suitable for use in areas where space is at a premium. It is an eight-channel device that communicates via industry-standard LAN wireless networks using existing computers, printers and servers. It collects acceleration, velocity, displacement, temperature and bearing condition data and automatically uploads it for fast and simple data analysis in SKF's @ptitude software programme.
As the Multilog WMx requires no power cables, it is suitable for monitoring machines in areas that are inaccessible, difficult or dangerous to reach. Furthermore, installation costs are significantly less than those associated with traditional wired systems, and implementation times are considerably reduced.
The Multilog WMx carries ATEX Zone 2 certification, which permits it to be located in hazardous areas such as pump farms. The device can easily be relocated, providing flexibility for the monitoring of moving machine components where hard-wiring is not possible, where machines are frequently moved within the facility, or on temporary installations to track a suspect problem.
Available as a turnkey system or as part of an SKF service contract, the Multilog WMx can be set up and ready to use quickly, particularly at sites that already use SKF @ptitude Monitoring Suite software. The WMx is fully compatible with other SKF portable and online hardware.