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The new SKF Microlog Consultant enables both complex signal analysis and automated diagnostics

In the hands of quality and repair technicians, the Consultant delivers on-the-spot, and easy to understand machine condition diagnosis and production test quality indications. And with the ability to choose from a range of application modules, the SKF Microlog Consultant offers the functionality of several maintenance tools in one handheld device.

The new SKF Microlog Consultant, which can be used in various industrial applications, provides diagnosis for machinery troubleshooting and design verification, maintenance verification, installation and commissioning verifications, proactive maintenance without the need for PdM software systems, and production line testing and quality assessments.

“The Microlog Consultant is a revolutionary dynamic signal analyzer in an extremely rugged and truly portable package,” said Paul Edwards, Product Manager, SKF. “But while specifications are important, our customers are looking at the big picture when they invest in new maintenance equipment.  The Consultant combines analysis power with ease of use, giving it maximum value in any industrial or manufacturing plant.  Combined with SKF’s respected industrial global service brand, the pedigree of the Microlog brand gives our customers security and reliability in vibration data analysis. The SKF Microlog Consultant puts SKF knowledge and expertise into the hands of vibration experts as well as quality and repair technicians around the world.”

Expert vibration analysts benefit from the 806 MHz PXA320 processor which delivers faster real time rate and display updates. Combined with an 80kHz FMax, and a bright, 6.4 inch, 25,6000 line resolution VGA color screen, the Microlog Consultant is ideal for displaying spectra, time waveforms, cross channel phase, Bode, Nyquist, waterfall, and color spectrograms. Additionally, there’s no laptop fan to interfere with acoustic measurements. The unit also enables seamless data transfer for further analysis and report generation.

Quality and repair technicians are provided with simple wizard-driven measurement instructions and an automated analysis system based on pre-programmed ISO standards. Machinery diagnostics and automated analysis indications are provided by simultaneously assessing up to 64 individual fault criteria, thus allowing for informed decisions. Users can also choose to set their own limits by using the conformance set up generator tool from an included library of standards. Green, yellow and red color-codes quickly and clearly indicate test status, invalid or abnormal measurements, and machinery condition.

In addition, the SKF Microlog Consultant allows users to select from a range of application modules thereby creating a custom device that suits their individual requirements. Modules can be added as a user’s needs expand, increasing the value of the hardware investment by upgrading capabilities without the need to buy a new instrument. Application modules include Balancing; Bump Analysis; Recorder; Frequency Response Function; Run up/Coast down and Check to Conformance. This range of application modules allows users to perform several advanced tasks - such as impact tests, digital recording, modal analysis, transient phenomena analysis and quality inspections - all with the same device.

The SKF Microlog Consultant also is provided with an Analysis and Reporting module. Once data is uploaded to this module, it is automatically shown in the application’s main window, and a single mouse click is all that is needed to view the data in a powerful, interactive graphical plot. The Analysis and Reporting Module also provides a range of post-processing features that allow you to get the most out of your SKF Microlog Consultant data. Additionally, a full range of Microlog accessories are available.

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SKF is a leading global supplier in the areas of bearings, seals, mechatronics, services and lubrication systems. The Group’s service offer includes technical support, maintenance services, engineering consultancy and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. The Group’s annual sales 2009 were SEK 56,227 million. The number of employees was 41,172.

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