SKF Australia has released the newest addition to its family of portable data collectors/analysers.
The Microlog CMXA 50 is SKF's answer to the identification, analysis, and correction of machine problems to significantly reduce unexpected downtime.
This unit is the latest in lightweight, powerful and lower cost vibration data collectors. A two-channel, route-based instrument, the unit fits in one hand but is so rugged it's rated for a two-metre drop.
This is the data collector that can replace manual clipboards - with the capacity to take notes as well as trending and storing vibration data, temperature, process parameters and virtually any manual input.
It has four selectable input filters for enhanced bearing and gear mesh fault detection.
It has condition monitoring software designed for cost-effective asset management, which interfaces with CMMS and ERP systems.
The software has versatile and timesaving reporting applications that may be operated easily with minimal training or vibration analysis expertise.
Context sensitive, onboard help is accessible at the press of a button.
In addition, up to 12 alarm bands are downloadable from PRISM4 for Windows or SKF machine analyst host software -- helping to reduce the likelihood of important machine changes going undetected.
The CMXA 50 also works with a multitude of accessories to enhance the analysis effort, such as an ultrasonic detection probe, an infrared temperature gun, and more.
Product manager Trevor Huf said the CMXA 50 represented a “real commitment” to utilising advanced technology to benefit SKF customers in a practical way.
"It's all about increasing the efficiency and lowering the cost of condition monitoring consultancy services or on-site programs."