“The SKF Machine Condition Indicator is as simple as the ‘check engine’ warning light in a car,” says Torsten Bark, Product Line Manager at SKF Condition Monitoring Center, San Diego. “Once LED’s are illuminated, it alerts the predictive maintenance technician to do a root cause analysis on the machine to determine what kind of problem might be affecting its performance.”
By utilizing the SKF Machine Condition Indicator, plant operators can save both 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. In addition, maintenance schedules for non-critical machines can be assigned at less frequent intervals, as the installed SKF Machine Condition Indicator will provide feedback via its LED’s.
The device costs less than a standard industrial accelerometer, which makes the SKF Machine Condition Indicator a good solution for manufacturers looking for an economical way to make sure their semi-critical machine assets are kept up and running.
The SKF Machine Condition Indicator runs on a high energy lithium battery and has a life expectancy of more than three years (with one acknowledged alarm).