Steel Mill Asset Monitor promotes reliability and uptime.

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To help prevent failures and improve process control, machinery uptime, and maintenance planning, Multilog On-line System IMx-S monitors condition of critical steel mill assets 24/7 and enables early fault detection. Programmable and modular technology can be tailored to accommodate range of mill conditions, while simultaneous measurements of key operating parameters enable tracking of changes for analysis/action. Depending on model, system incorporates 16 or 32 analog signal inputs.

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SKF Multilog On-Line System IMx-S Monitors Condition of Critical Steel Mill Assets to Promote Reliability and Uptime

The SKF Multilog On-line System IMx-S introduces an ideal solution to monitor the condition of critical steel mill assets 24/7 and detect faults early to help prevent machine failures and ultimately improve process control, asset performance and reliability, machinery uptime, and maintenance planning.  This robust, programmable, and modular technology can be tailored to accommodate a wide range of challenging mill conditions, including harsh operating environments, process parameter changes between steel grades, variable and low-speed equipment, shock loads, and frequent roll changes.  Typical applications include main drive roughing and finishing stand gearboxes and pinion stands, rolling mill work and backup roll bearings, and fans, among others.

The Multilog On-line System IMx-S provides timely and true simultaneous measurements of key operating parameters with the objective to track changes for analysis and take necessary remedial actions in advance of failure.  Depending on model, the system incorporates either 16 or 32 analog signal inputs configurable for a variety of sensors to ascertain and measure parameters including temperature, vibration, acceleration, velocity, and displacement.  Individual warning and alarm levels controlled by machine speed or load can be set for each measurement point.  The system can run on an existing LAN or WAN and network with computers, printers, and servers, or over the Internet.

The unit’s unique built-in hardware auto-diagnosis capability checks all sensors, cabling, and electronics for any faults, signal interruption, shorts, or power failure and then automatically alerts should problems in the system be found.

IMx-S technology additionally can interface with compatible SKF @ptitude Analyst and Observer software to realize a highly advanced and comprehensive approach to machine condition monitoring in the steel mill.

Contact Greg Ziegler at SKF USA Inc. Phone: 610-220-2667.  E-mail:  Web link:

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. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2012 were SEK 64,575 million and the number of employees was 46,775.

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