SKF Introduces Machine Condition Monitoring Technology
June 19, 2013—Next generation SKF Multilog IMx on-line monitoring systems introduce advanced technology for a wide range of machine condition monitoring applications. These robust and programmable solutions equip users with a 24/7 monitoring system providing timely and true simultaneous measurements of various operating parameters to guide in improving machine reliability, availability, and performance. All IMx systems are engineered to detect faults early, integrate automatic recognition to correct existing or impending conditions, and ultimately contribute to condition-based maintenance program objectives.
IMx technology additionally offers an opportunity to convert and upgrade outdated systems and interface with compatible SKF @ptitude Analyst and Observer software to realize a highly comprehensive approach to condition monitoring.IMx systems include units for extremely tough industrial environments and models designed specifically for turbo machinery, wind turbine, vehicle, or railway applications, as well as portable versions ideally suited for temporary installations and troubleshooting.
Depending on model, SKF Multilog IMx units incorporate 16, 32, or 64 analog signal inputs configurable for a variety of sensors to ascertain acceleration, velocity, and displacement, among other parameters, such as acceleration enveloping. Individual warning and alarm levels controlled by machine speed or load can be set for each measurement point and built-in auto-diagnosis can check all sensors, cabling, and electronics for any faults, signal interruption, shorts, or power failure and then automatically alert when problems are found. IMx systems can run on an existing LAN or WAN and network with computers, printers, and servers, or over the Internet.