7/18/2016 | 1 MINUTE READ

Have Condition Monitoring Kit, Will Travel

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Scheduled monitoring of the condition of your machine tools can help ward off avoidable downtime and expensive repair costs.


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The tools in the CMAK 400-ML basic condition monitoring kit from SKF are packaged in a lightweight (5.7 lb) aluminum carrying case for use throughout the manufacturing facility.

You’ve made a significant investment in your machine tools, so it stands to reason that you’d want to protect that investment. That’s why machine condition monitoring, in its many forms, is so important. One form is the CMAK 400-ML portable basic condition monitoring kit from SKF, which provides manufacturers with an essential collection of measurement tools designed to assess the health of rotating machinery across industries. The tools enable multi-parameter machine assessment by monitoring overall machine condition—specifically testing bearings, pumps, electric motors, and compressors—in support of an operation’s maintenance and reliability objectives. The kit includes:

  • The machine condition advisor (CMAS 100-SL) to simultaneously measure machine vibration signals and temperature, indicating machine health and bearing condition.
  • A compatible external sensor featuring a 100 mV/g accelerometer with coiled integral cable and magnet for accessing hard-to-reach surfaces and providing repeatable data measurements.
  • An infrared thermometer (CMSS 3000-SL) serving as a dual laser sighted non-contact instrument for temperature monitoring at a distance.
  • The SKF Inspector 400 Ultrasonic Probe (CMIN 400-K), which senses high frequency sounds, leaks and electric discharges that may signal problems and makes them audible.

The tools are packaged in a lightweight (5.7-lb) aluminum carrying case for use throughout the industrial environment. This is a simple, self-contained method for checking the condition of multiple machine tools no matter where they’re located on your shop floor. Go here to read an article on alternate methods of protecting this critical investment. 


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