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SKF recently introduced a new condition monitoring tool to detect problems with rotating equipment. The SKF Pulse combines an easy-to-use handheld sensor with a mobile app, allowing users to quickly monitor rotating equipment and machine health to predict issues and improve reliability before operations are impacted.
Designed for maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) managers and staff in a wide range of industries, including food and beverage, cement, marine, oil and gas, pulp and paper, steel, mining, chemical processing and other industries, the tool is intended to provide a do-it-yourself preventive maintenance program.
The sensor offers velocity, acceleration and temperature measurement of rotating equipment along with Bluetooth communication with iOS mobile devices. Unlimited assets can be monitored with one sensor. For extra scalability, more sensors can be added as part of a broader vibration analysis program. Data and asset information can be shared throughout a facility.
An intuitive visual interface guides users through the data collection process. Users enter asset information which automatically configures alarm thresholds based on ISO standards. Thresholds can also be customized.
For more advanced analysis, users can request an SKF Pulse Check directly via the app. The request goes to a diagnostics center where experts remotely analyze the machine data and respond with recommended corrective actions to improve equipment performance.
The tool’s industrial design is both water and dust resistant, while the rechargeable lithium battery can provide up to eight hours of normal usage.
For more information, visit www.skfusa.com.