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SPM Instrument introduces Intellinova® Compact

SPM Instrument, Sweden, leading worldwide provider of condition monitoring technology and products, now announces the arrival of Intellinova Compact, the latest addition to the successful Intellinova family of products for online condition monitoring of rotating machinery.

Intellinova Compact is a high performance system, well suited for remote monitoring or industrial environments with measuring points in spread-out clusters. Wind turbines, pumping stations and auxiliary equipment in the pulp and paper industry are a few examples where Intellinova Compact is the ideal condition monitoring solution. Fans and gear boxes are other typical applications. Because it implements the new and sophisticated SPM® HD measuring technique, it is also the appropriate choice for any low speed application, such as agitators, crushers and conveyors.

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Meet the new generation in bearing monitoring technology – SPM HD

Forty years ago, SPM Instrument were pioneers in shock pulse measurement. Since then, the True SPM® method has found users in industries throughout the world, being commonly recognized as the best method for measuring bearing condition.

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SPM lands first order for Intellinova Compact

Intellinova Compact, the most recent addition to the Intellinova family of online systems, has attracted much attention from windpower and other industries and SPM now announces its first order for the system.

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SKF Microlog Advisor Pro puts on-the-spot expert knowledge in your hands

The new SKF Microlog Adviser Pro gives maintenance, service and quality inspection technicians on-the-spot and easy to understand machine condition diagnosis. This ‘stand-alone’ device does not rely on prior measurement data, and does not require advanced PdM software. As a result, users immediately benefit from a proactive maintenance approach without the need for vibration expertise, or prior setup of an advanced PdM route-based system. And with the ability to choose from a range of application modules, the SKF Microlog Advisor Pro delivers the functionality of several maintenance tools in one handheld device.

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SPM Instrument presents SPM®HD at Maintec 2011: Stand A21

SPM®HD is a development of the well-known and reliable True SPM® method, commonly recognized as the best method for measuring bearing condition on rotating machinery.

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Condition Monitoring Solutions By Pruftechnik

Protor Vibration Condition Monitoring System Installed in Three Thermal Power Plants in Spain for Iberdrola

IBERDROLA has launched a renewal plan for the existing condition monitoring systems in their plants in Spain. This plan will be implemented gradually and PROSIG was selected to install their PROTOR Vibration Condition Monitoring System in three IBERDROLA power stations. The contract was awarded to PROSIG in partnership with Aries Ingeniería y Sistemas, who are PROSIG’s representative in Spain.

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Triple Breakdown Prevented

Monition’s reliability service has convinced many organisations that condition monitoring is the most viable method to maintain machinery uptime, and has illustrated that even machinery repairs and component renewals can be no guarantee for troublefree running.

Monition’s Multi-Technology Condition Monitoring at a food processing plant identified a loose rotor bar on a critical watercooling pump motor. The engineering manager scheduled an immediate
replacement, expecting the problem to be cured.

However, immediately following the work, Monition discovered that the unit was still at risk.

Monitoring indicated that the coupling had been incorrectly refitted and was being
subjected to accelerated wear.

Realignment work was promptly undertaken, but further monitoring again revealed problems. The pump support bearing had been damaged during the realignment process and now required urgent attention.

Monition assisted the client to prevent a plant breakdown on 3 occasions and also highlighted an important need to troubleshoot repair processes.

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Faulty Bearing Threatened Entire Production Process

Monition was able to quickly assist a new client to prevent a potential major production breakdown when Multi-
Technology Condition Monitoring of a continuous-operation industrial cooker detected the severe deterioration of a motor drive-end bearing.

Although the sealed-for-life bearing wasn’t displaying any outward sign of defect, Monition’s diagnosis convinced
engineers that urgent investigation was required.

Dismantling of the equipment confirmed that the bearing fault had reached a near-critical state – a sudden breakdown of this unit would have shut the line down and
cost the manufacturer thousands of pounds in lost production and consequential losses.

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Unique ‘A to V’ condition monitoring package covers all maintenance scenarios

Companies that need to monitor the condition of both slow and fast rotating plant and machinery can now benefit from a unique combination of vibration and acoustic emission monitoring products, available from a single source in the UK.

Schaeffler (UK) Ltd has now extended its condition monitoring range of products and services to offer customers a complete ‘A to V’ of Acoustic emission and Vibration monitoring products.

Whilst most suppliers of condition monitoring equipment and services offer either vibration or acoustic emission monitoring, Schaeffler’s condition monitoring range now includes both systems. This means customers can select the most suitable condition monitoring solution from a comprehensive range of acoustic and vibration monitoring products and services – all from a single supplier. These products cater for every maintenance scenario and all types of rotating equipment, from high speed rotating components or machines, down to slower moving (0.25rpm) mechanical systems with fluctuating loads.

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Whitelegg Supports Anstee & Ware in Winning new Rail Traction Motor Contract

For over 60 years The Anstee & Ware Group have provided electrical and mechanical engineering services to UK industry. From their 7 sites they are well placed to service the needs of industries as diverse as steel, aerospace, oil and gas, utilities, paper and quarrying.
In addition, the company identified an important market opportunity to become leaders in the servicing and repair of traction motors for the expanding rail and mass transit industry.

The Company agreed to commit £300,000 to the latest technology to enable rapid and high quality repairs to traction motors, with the focus of the investment to be at their Castle Donnington site adjacent to the famous motor racing circuit.

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