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SPM® High Definition - Bearing monitoring as you have never seen it

25 January 2013

SPM®HD is a development of the well known and reliable True SPM® method, commonly recognized as one of the the best methods for measuring bearing condition on rotating machinery.

SPM®HD is a development of the well known and reliable True SPM® method, commonly recognized as one of the best methods for measuring bearing condition on rotating machinery.

Perfect also for users normally working with vibration analysis, SPM HD offers a new approach to wellknown condition monitoring problems related to low RPM machinery. SPM HD is said to be unique in its unprecedented ability to measure in the entire 1 - 20.000 RPM range. When more machines can be monitored with longer failure pre-warning times, the number of breakdowns and plant stops can be reduced.

Irrelevant signals are removed by innovative algorithms. Measuring results are presented in exceptional detail, giving a crystal clear picture of bearing condition. Immediate green - yellow - red condition evaluation and razor sharp spectrums and time signals bring root cause analysis to a new level of understanding. Bearing lubrication is easily optimized and bearing life can be significantly prolonged.

Hallsta Paper Mill measures bearing condition with SPM®HD
"Since April 2009, we have been engaged in a project together with SPM, where we have measured bearing condition on four of our twin wire presses with SPM®HD. To maintain pulp quality, it is essential that these presses work properly. Any breakdowns also lead to major costs for damaged rolls. Over the years, we have tried a number of different measuring techniques on these presses, but SPM®HD is the first one to detect developing bearing damages. The measuring technique is very reliable and has not generated any false alarms; every time the system has indicated damage, it has proven correct when we dismounted the bearing. The forewarning time has been as long as up to six months.

The technique is easy to use and the measuring results are easily understood. Thanks to SPM®HD, we have found six damaged bearings which we have been able to attend to through planned replacements."

Per Ljungström, Preventive Maintenance Engineer, Hallsta Paper Mill

SPM®HD is the unique solution to the problems involving condition measurement on low speed machinery. It sets a new standard for modern condition monitoring and can be used successfully on all types of machinery.

With SPM®HD, SPM consolidates its position as a leading supplier of innovative solutions for condition monitoring and preventive maintenance, and the successful online system Intellinova® is now supplemented with an SPM®HD monitoring unit.
 
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