Supplied ready to use in a heavy-duty aluminum case, the SKF Advanced Bearing Analysis Kit’s main feature is the SKF Machine Condition Advisor (MCA). The MCA simultaneously measures machine vibration signals and temperature to indicate machine health and bearing condition.

Complementing the MCA is a test cell, a lubrication assessment tool engineered to provide accurate results for Water-in-Oil (lubricants) and Total Base Number (TBN) tests.  The water-in-oil test helps maintain equipment by indicating if water appears in lubricants, which enables intervention that protects the equipment from damage.  The Total Base Number provides an indication of the oil’s alkaline reserve and ability to neutralize acids from combustion.

“The SKF Advanced Bearing Analysis Kit provides maintenance engineers with a condition monitoring solution that helps with on-site maintenance decisions to more effectively maintain plant equipment,” said Torsten Bark, Product Project Manager, SKF.  “Water contamination can cause various problems in lubricating oils, and the tools in the kit indentify those problems.”

Additionally, the kit contains a Viscostick and Insolubles.  The Viscostick provides a simple “go/no go” result when the distillate fuel dilutions of an SAE 30 to 40 engine oil is tested.  The Insolubles detects high insolubles from diesel engine combustion products such as fuel ash, carbon, partially oxidized fuel, oil oxidation products and spent lubrication additive.

For more information about the SKF Advanced Bearing Analysis Kit, contact your local SKF representative or visit

SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2009 were SEK 56,227 million and the number of employees was 41,172.

For more information, please contact:

Jim McNiven, Service Platform Communications Manager, SKF,
+44 (0) 7980 712881,

Brian Salvatore, Harris, Baio & McCullough, 215-440-9800

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