Release time : 2015-06-15 07:33:51
SKF, the knowledge engineering company, has announced the availability of its new SKF Ceramic Bearings Idler Sound Monitor Kit, an easy to use, rugged and handheld monitoring device for early detection of faults in conveyor belt idlers. Conveyor idlers support the length of the conveyor belt and are a common cause of belt damage and production downtime. The SKF Idler Sound Monitor Kit will enable early detection of faulty idlers and prevent costly belt repairs, lost production and risk to workers.
The SKF Idler Sound Monitor Kit is typically suited for monitoring conveyor idlers used in heavy industries such as aggregates, cement, metal ore, coal and minerals processing. It can also be used to monitor conveyors in steel mills, pulp and paper mills, as well as other material handling systems, such as airport luggage handling.
Equipped with acoustic enveloping technology, the SKF Idler Sound Monitor Kit distinguishes between the sounds of a good idler and a faulty one even in high ambient noise environments. The device detects faulty idlers earlier, and more reliably and safer than if a manual operation was conducted by listening or observing for faulty idlers.
The SKF Idler Sound Monitor Kit has a simple visual display, headphones and audible condition alarm. The unit's ease of use gives even inexperienced workers the ability to detect faults with minimal training. The unit allows for easy data download for subsequent review.
Robert Collyer, Principle Engineer at SKF commented, "Along with uncovering idler faults quickly and reliably, the SKF Idler Sound Monitor Kit provides maintenance workers with an objective tool for idler inspection that is safe to use. This is a significant improvement to the alternative of subjectively walking around and relying on the skill of the worker to listen and recognise faulty idlers."
He further added, "By detecting idler failures earlier and limiting belt failure, the SKF Idler Sound Monitor Kit will help workers avoid dangerous and costly conveyor belt repairs."