New SKF Pulse Sensor Features Velocity, Acceleration and Temperature Measurement of Rotating Equipment

Press Release Summary:

  • Portable sensor includes bluetooth communication with iOS mobile devices
  • IP65 rated water- and dust-resistant sensor features rechargeable lithium battery with eight hours normal usage
  • Used in food and beverage, cement, marine, oil and gas, pulp and paper, steel, mining and chemical processing industries

Original Press Release:

Machine Monitoring Made Easy

Detecting machine problems has never been so easy. New portable sensor and intuitive mobile app from SKF puts simplified inspection, machine health data collection and expert analysis within everyone’s reach.

Lansdale, Pa. — March 4, 2019 — SKF Pulse™ combines an easy-to-use hand-held sensor with a new mobile app, allowing users to quickly monitor rotating equipment and machine health to predict issues and improve reliability before operations are impacted.

For more advanced analysis, users can request an SKF Pulse Check directly via the app. The request goes to an SKF diagnostics center where experts remotely analyze the machine data and respond with recommended corrective actions to improve equipment performance, if required.

SKF Pulse has an intuitive visual interface that guides users through the data collection process. Users enter asset information that automatically configures alarm thresholds based on ISO standards. Thresholds can also be customized if desired.

The durable SKF Pulse sensor features:

  • Velocity, acceleration and temperature measurement of rotating equipment
  • Bluetooth communication with iOS mobile devices
  • Rugged industrial design – drop test of six feet and water- and dust-resistant (IP65)
  • Rechargeable lithium battery (with eight hours normal usage)

Designed for MRO managers and staff in a wide range of industries — including food and beverage, cement, marine, oil and gas, pulp and paper, steel, mining, chemical processing and other industries — SKF Pulse provides a cost-effective entry point for a do-it-yourself, preventive maintenance program.

Unlimited assets can be monitored with one sensor. For added scalability, more sensors can be added as part of a broader vibration analysis program. Data and asset information can be shared throughout the facility.

“Customers wanted an easier way to conduct routine vibration checks with the ability to quickly get expert help if they need it,” said Josh Flemming, Strategic Marketing, SKF USA Inc. “SKF Pulse offers a combination of features that our competitors don’t, including easy setup, portability, effortless data collection and immediate insight, regardless of the equipment manufacturer.”

For more information and specifications or to request a demonstration, visit

About SKF USA Inc.

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. Our strength is the ability to continuously develop new technologies – then use them to create products around rotating equipment performance that offer a competitive advantage to our customers. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 17,000 distributor locations.

® SKF is a registered trademark of the SKF Group.

For further information, please contact:

Press Relations: Monique Turner, +1 267 436 6836; +1 215 801 8722;

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