Efficient machine health monitoring

2019-09-11T09:24:53+00:00 September 11th, 2019|

Designed to make it easy to collect and interpret valuable machine data, SKF Enlight QuickCollect is helping customers to optimise their rotating equipment performance.

Previously, in order to collect machine and process data, customers needed expensive equipment and had to depend on in-house expertise to understand the data and diagnose machine problems effectively. The SKF Enlight QuickCollect makes it easy for customers to get started and its entry-level setup costs means that the capital expenditure is eliminated. As an affordable addition, customers can collect valuable machine data and inspect and process this data swiftly and simply.

Simplified inspection, process and machine health data collection with SKF Enlight QuickCollect. Image credit: SKF

Simplified inspection, process and machine health data collection with SKF Enlight QuickCollect. Image credit: SKF

This advanced innovation combines a user-friendly SKF QuickCollect Sensor with mobile SKF QuickCollect apps to simplify inspection, process and machine health data collection and analysis. By utilising the sensor and the apps, customers can easily start checking the ‘on the spot’ condition of their rotating machinery. In addition to rapid and effortless identification of machine condition, this solution assists customers to also capture, share and store inspection as well as process machine health data across the company.

The simple and rugged SKF QuickCollect handheld sensor monitors a wide array of issues relating to vibration and temperature. The sensor transmits data wirelessly to an app on a mobile device, providing instant machine diagnostics with the ability to store and share data for further analysis.

Customers can upgrade from the SKF QuickCollect app which delivers entry level, on-the-spot analysis, to the SKF DataCollect app to receive extended diagnostic capabilities, more detailed, colour-coded machine condition feedback based on ISO standards, customised forms for collecting all types of inspection and process data as well as guided measurement support.

The SKF DataCollect app also delivers customised forms to collect a wide range of useful data from around the customer’s facility. In addition to machine monitoring, operations employees can perform visual inspections guided by instructions and record information such as pressures, lows, lubrication levels, and so on. Instructions can also be provided for operators to clean and inspect equipment and to tell them when and how to seek help when needed. This type of inspection data is invaluable to complement customers’ maintenance programmes and can also be utilised to automate support for activities such as plant safety and EHS audits, environmental /quality/air leak inspections, equipment checks and lubrication rounds. SKF QuickCollect assists the workforce to monitor plant machinery as limited training and no specialist skills are required.

There are a limited number of organisations that hold a large body of in-house expertise on preventative maintenance, rotating equipment performance optimisation and root cause analysis. SKF Enlight QuickCollect provides a solution to this dilemma as SKF DataCollect also gives customers the ability to connect with SKF expert remote services with access to SKF’s industry-leading diagnostic personnel and resources. In the event of customers requiring advanced support such as automated diagnostics for example, they can conveniently connect directly with SKF remote diagnostic services giving them access to world-leading machine and bearing performance analysts – industry-leading expertise and benchmark data at the customers’ fingertips.