New condition-monitoring system solution for a wider range of applications and customers
SKF have launched SKF Axios, a solution which is said to reinvent the field of industrial machine reliability and predictive maintenance based on a collaboration between SKF and Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS).
Utilizing AWS’ expertise in cloud solutions, IoT systems, and machine learning, SKF Axios is a fully automated condition-monitoring solution which fulfils manufacturers’ needs for simple and affordable wireless technology to monitor more equipment in their facilities.
The system is comprised of sensors, gateways, and a machine-learning service that is easy to install, commission, and scale with no experience necessary, allowing sensors and apps to be operational within minutes. It detects anomalies and pushes notifications, allowing for quick action to avoid unexpected machine failures.
SKF say that whilst their team of vibration analysts and engineers will continue to be an integral part of helping customers improve the reliability of their equipment, SKF Axios complements company’s current portfolio of sophisticated condition-monitoring products and now provides industrial companies with a simple solution to broaden their rotating asset predictive maintenance programmes.
John Schmidt, president of industrial region Americas at SKF, said: ‘With SKF Axios, we are able to provide a larger portion of the industrial market with actionable insights leading to improved decision making and more efficient maintenance planning and scheduling. Through leveraging these insights and SKF’s knowledge of rotating equipment, customers can improve machine performance and overall reliability of their operations.’
Vasi Philomin, vice-president of AI services at AWS, said: ‘SKF Axios represents a tremendous opportunity for industrial customers of all sizes to benefit from scalable, data-driven, machine-learning technologies offered by AWS. These solutions enable industrial customers to make better decisions faster, increasing operational efficiency, and reducing the costs associated with unplanned equipment downtime.’
SKF Axios is expected to be available in North America in July 2022, with other regions expected to follow throughout the year.