Schaeffler UK has extended its range of condition monitoring (CM) services for the UK market. Services offered include condition monitoring using both online and patrol monitoring, vibration analysis, thermal imaging, bearing failure analysis, bearing mounting and dismounting, training and consultancy. The aim of these services is to help plant operators (MRO) and plant manufacturers (OEM) to reduce the operating costs associated with rolling bearings, increase plant availability and reduce Total Cost of Ownership.
Schaeffler UK’s CM services include:
Vibration monitoring can be applied to any type of rotating plant or machines that use rolling bearings. These include electric motors, drives, gearboxes, fans, pumps, cranes, conveyor systems and other mechanical handling equipment. Schaeffler UK offers a comprehensive range of equipment to monitor plant condition and a vibration analysis service, either on a one-off consultancy basis or as a regular contract-based service. Patrol monitoring can also be provided, including machine identification and asset mapping that may need to be carried out first.
Many technical issues manifest themselves in the form of heat generation, which can be detected using high resolution infrared cameras. Schaeffler UK can provide thermal surveys of plant equipment such as electrical control panels, rotating equipment and machines. These thermal surveys can be very useful when used in conjunction with vibration analysis.
Schaeffler UK offers a range of training courses either on site at the customer’s premises or at the Schaeffler UK training centre in Sutton Coldfield. Courses offered include one, two and three-day training for managers, engineers and technicians involved in the selection, operation and maintenance of rolling bearings, as well as condition monitoring, vibration analysis, bearing failure analysis and mounting of rolling bearings. Courses can be tailored to meet the specific requirements of the customer.
Bearing mounting & dismounting
Schaeffler UK can also provide customers with a complete on site bearing replacement service including bearing mounting and dismounting.