Condition monitoring systems

Getting the most from your rotating equipment is about more than just monitoring and planning. It's about gaining new insights by deploying connected technologies that enable delivery of the right services and MRO spares at exactly the right time.

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The key to success.

Condition monitoring is the process of determining the condition of machinery while in operation. The key to a successful condition monitoring programme includes:

  • Knowing what to listen for
  • How to interpret it
  • When to put this knowledge to use
  • Successfully using this programme enables the repair of problem components prior to failure. Condition monitoring not only helps plant personnel reduce the possibility of catastrophic failure, but also allows them to order parts in advance, schedule manpower, and plan other repairs during the downtime.

    Basic condition monitoring products

    Predictive maintenance is the process of determining the condition of machinery while in operation. This enables the repair of problem components prior to failure. SKF condition monitoring instruments not only help plant personnel reduce the possibility of catastrophic failure, but also allow them to order parts in advance, schedule manpower, and plan other repairs during the downtime.

    SKF condition monitoring instruments help to decrease maintenance costs meanwhile increasing the profitability of your installation.

    SKF offers the condition monitoring instruments for:

    • Temperature measurement
    • Speed measurement
    • Sound measurement
    • Visual measurement
    • Vibration measurement
    • Electric discharge current measurement

Portable condition monitoring systems


Unmatched versatility, reliability and functionality have made the SKF Microlog analyzer series of data collectors the premier choice for portable, handheld condition monitoring units. Designed to help users establish or upgrade an existing condition monitoring programme, the range includes route-based instruments, which work with powerful SKF predictive maintenance software systems, and stand-alone instruments that offer on-the-spot advice and signal analysis capabilities.

Surveillance systems

Wireless systems

Increasing demands on plant performance puts increasing pressure on machinery. To avoid unnecessary downtime, equipment needs to be monitored more often. As less time and resources are available for manual walk-arounds, automation is crucial, and wireless systems play a key part in achieving reliable rotation.

On-line monitoring

Automated machinery monitoring: SKF’s on-line monitoring systems provide automated machinery monitoring for up-to-the-minute information to help you optimize the operation of key production assets.

Facilitate a proactive approach: On-line systems complement the use of periodic data collection instruments, facilitating a proactive approach to reliability with around-the-clock monitoring of machinery in harsh, remote, unsafe or difficult to reach locations.

Collect data 24/7: Collect data continuously from permanently installed sensors and transmit to a host computer running either SKF @ptitude Monitoring Suite software or other software packages provided by SKF.


Machine protection systems

With more than 35 years experience in production and service of instruments for monitoring, analysis and diagnosis of mechanical behaviour of critical machinery, SKF offers total system integration by bringing advanced condition monitoring and protection systems into a plant-wide control platform.

This integration leads to the avoidance of costly unexpected down-time and reduced operating and maintenance costs. The end result is not only improved profitability, but also a better and safer environment.



SKF has comprehensive software solutions with powerful diagnostic and analytical capabilities to provide fast, efficient and reliable storage, analysis and retrieval of complex asset information. This software makes the information accessible throughout your organisation. The software available for your condition monitoring needs include the following.

Industrial AI and Analytics- SKF Enlight AI

Powered by Automated Machine Learning (AutoML), SKF Enlight AI analyzes data generated by plant sensors, both process and vibration, to detect anomalies and issue advance warning of evolving asset failure. By providing repair crews with additional remediation time and specific troubleshooting information, SKF Enlight AI minimizes unscheduled downtime, improves machine health and OEE. These processes in turn lead to higher yield rates and operational savings.

SKF @ptitude Monitoring Suite

The SKF @ptitude Monitoring Suite (Analyst, Inspector and Observer) forms the basis for a completely integrated approach to condition monitoring, permitting fast, efficient and reliable storage, manipulation and retrieval of large amounts of complex machine and plant information. This powerful software accepts data from the full range of SKF data collection devices and interfaces with SKF @ptitude Decision Support.

Analysis and Reporting Manager

The Analysis and Reporting Manager (ARM) is a supporting PC-based software application that allows automatic transferring, displaying and analyzing of data generated by application modules for the SKF Microlog analyzer instruments.



Solutions for your sensor requirements

SKF has developed a range of industrial sensors that incorporates over three decades of practical experience from providing transducers such as accelerometers and velocity sensors, to machinery monitoring of all classes in multiple industries.

Mating cables, connectors and hardware are also available, so SKF makes it easier to buy and specify an exact solution for your requirements.