SKF @ptitude software has been extended to offer SKF @ptitude Connect, a cost-effective cloud computing resource. The service provides instant access to SKF condition monitoring software, enabling customers to improve plant performance and efficiency. SKF @ptitude Connect lets any business implement plant-wide – or enterprise-wide – Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) or Predictive Maintenance (PdM) program or both by Internet. Using the the company’s cloud service, engineers can access machine data, analyze or display machine conditions and view printable diagnostic reports.
The product addresses a common problem faced in many facilities, which is that there is not enough time or money to purchase and manage the required software. By using SKF @ptitude Connect to access subscription-based software customers can boost equipment reliability and availability without costly investment. “With SKF @ptitude Connect, customers can improve plant equipment reliability, increase equipment/asset availability and reduce initial capital investments for predictive maintenance program start-up costs,” says Luis Econom, Asset Diagnostic Services and Systems Engineering Manager. “The solution is also flexible in the sense that it is scalable to demand.”
The product is compatible with SKF handheld or online condition monitoring data collection devices, enabling end-users to operate their CBM or PdM programs just as they would with on-site software, bringing reduced IT operating and maintenance costs. Compliant with ISO 27001 and SSAE16, SKF’s cloud protects data integrity in key areas of concern, such as data access, data transmission, data storage and data center access. Because the service is cloud-based, installation is fast, with operational availability typically achieved within days. This enables standardization of machine condition diagnosis and analysis practices across multiple sites without the overhead costs of an operating system, servers, software upgrades, database licensing and backup systems.
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