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SKF recently earned a Design News Golden Mousetrap award for its Machine Condition Indicator (MCI). The condition-monitoring tool, which offers a cost-effective and easy-to-use method of monitoring machine health, was voted "Best Product of the Year" in the test and measurement category.
The Golden Mouse Trap Awards recognize companies, products and people who are energizing North American design, engineering and manufacturing.
"We are delighted that the MCI has received this award," said SKF's Torsten Bark. "The SKF MCI is the result of some extremely successful development work, resulting in a sophisticated yet simple tool. On one hand, the SKF Machine Condition Indicator is as simple as a 'check engine' light. On the other hand, an advanced algorithm prevents the unit from false alarming."
A low-cost vibration and temperature monitoring device, the SKF Machine Condition Indicator is designed for rotating machinery with constant operating conditions. It provides the ability to track basic machine health on assets that are not currently being monitored on a regular basis.
By utilizing the condition-monitoring tool, plant operators can save time and money by freeing up maintenance engineers to spend less time on problem detection and more time focusing on root cause analysis and other more significant issues.
For more information, visit www.skf.com.