Launch of company’s most powerful diagnostic tool adds to its condition-monitoring portfolio
BUILDING on decades of experience helping customers to optimize their maintenance activities based on condition monitoring, SKF have today extended their Microlog Analyzer family of data-collection devices with a new model that offers faster measurement collection and greater diagnostic power – the SKF Microlog Analyzer dBX.
‘The new SKF Microlog Analyzer dBX that is part of our broad portfolio of condition-monitoring solutions, built on state of art technologies, is a powerful tool for standalone troubleshooting as well as being part of a comprehensive predictive maintenance programme,’ said Janne Westerlund, director of services and technologies EMEA at SKF.
‘The SKF Microlog Analyzer dBX together with our analytic software is providing best-in-class information and insights of customers’ rotating asset health.’
This portable solution coupled with analytic software significantly improves the way to schedule maintenance of rotating machines, establishing the correct and fast diagnostic thanks to its embedded features.
When used as part of a condition-monitoring solution, the SKF Microlog Analyzer dBX can detect issues with rotating machinery quickly and accurately.
‘Our new SKF Microlog Analyzer dBX takes measurement with our MPA-in-a-flash method, which makes the device extremely powerful,’ explained Christophe Andre, project manager at SKF.
‘Multi-Point Acquisition (MPA) is our fastest vibration analysis method. It is typically three times faster than the previous Microlog series, saving you time taking measurements and helps to collect data more efficiently.’
The device, which allows the user to carry out a range of tasks including impact tests, digital recording, modal analysis, multi-plane balancing and cross-channel phase, is backwards compatible with SKF’s proven existing Microlog CMXA Series and adds new technology including a high-resolution, 10.1in screen that can display up to six measurement windows at the same time, and an embedded camera.
Moreover, it features a hybrid touch and keypad control as well as a simplified navigation, making it more comfortable and easier to use.