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Machine Monitoring Made Easy

April 3, 2019
SKF Pulse provides an entry point to a preventive maintenance program and requires no specialized training or expertise.
SKF Pulse provides an entry point to a preventive maintenance program and requires no specialized training or expertise.

SKF Pulse combines an easy-to-use handheld sensor with a new mobile app, allowing users to quickly monitor rotating equipment and machine health to predict issues and improve reliability before operations are impacted. 

For more advanced analysis, users can request an SKF Pulse Check directly via the app. The request goes to an SKF diagnostics center where experts remotely analyze the machine data and respond with recommended corrective actions to improve equipment performance, if required.

SKF Pulse has an intuitive visual interface that guides users through the data collection process. Users enter asset information that automatically configures alarm thresholds based on ISO standards. Thresholds can also be customized if desired.

The durable SKF Pulse sensor features:

* Velocity, acceleration, and temperature measurement of rotating equipment
* Bluetooth communication with iOS mobile devices
* Rugged industrial design – drop test of 6 ft and water- and dust-resistant (IP65)
* Rechargeable lithium battery (with eight hours normal usage)

Designed for 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 — SKF Pulse provides a cost-effective entry point for a do-it-yourself, preventive maintenance program.

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 the facility.

“Customers wanted an easier way to conduct routine vibration checks with the ability to quickly get expert help if they need it,” said Josh Flemming, strategic marketing, SKF USA Inc. “SKF Pulse offers a combination of features that our competitors don’t, including easy setup, portability, effortless data collection, and immediate insight, regardless of the equipment manufacturer.”

SKF USA Inc., Lansdale, PA 267-436-6000 skfusa.com

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