Reliability meets affordability - built into your machine
SKF Machine Condition Indicator - a simple and cost effective way to add condition monitoring capability to your products
The SKF Machine Condition Indicator (MCI) is an ideal addition to
your existing pump or motor products. Delivering added value to your
customers and opening opportunity for service additions. Simple to
install and easy to use, the device will give your customers easy to
understand information that will enhance their maintenance operations.
More intelligent than conventional sensors, the SKF Machine Condition
Indicator is a smart device that can be customised for your needs. It
takes measurements, verifies alarm condition and displays asset status
via three multi-colored LEDs.
Cost effective and easy way to build condition monitoring capability into your products
Extend customer value
Benefit from innovative leading edge technology
Open possibilities for service opportunities
Supported by proven SKF condition monitoring expertise and knowledge
Customised for your machinery
Packaging and alarm thresholds can be customised as appropriate to
meet your specific needs. The result is a built in, low-cost solution
for monitoring equipment. The SKF Machine Condition Indicator is a
sealed (IP69K), battery-powered, standalone unit designed for industrial
use. Fully potted to optimize sealing, the SKF Machine Condition
Indicator houses internal sensors that measure velocity, enveloped
acceleration (bearing and gearbox vibration) and machine surface
temperature. To address many different machine types, the SKF Machine
Condition Indicator supports two modes of operation: threshold mode and
Smart control for long battery life
The battery-powered SKF Machine Condition Indicator conserves energy
by “sleeping” most of the time, waking up eight times per day at preset
intervals to take measurements. Once activated, the SKF Machine
Condition Indicator begins taking measurements immediately, evaluating
current machine vibration level. If any level does not meet a minimum
alarm threshold, the SKF Machine Condition Indicator goes back to sleep
to eliminate taking data when the machine is not running.
Verification and adaptive alarming
If the SKF Machine Condition Indicator detects an alarm condition,
it automatically verifies the condition by re-taking its measurements.
This process helps rule out transient conditions and false alarms. If
the alarm level is exceeded by only a small amount, the SKF Machine
Condition Indicator may verify the condition for two to twelve hours
before it displays the red alarm LEDs. If the alarm level is exceeded by
a large amount, the SKF Machine Condition Indicator recognizes this and
performs fewer verifications of the alarm condition before displaying
an alarm condition. Stronger alarms display the red alarm LEDs sooner
than the weaker alarms, and all alarms are verified. Once the SKF
Machine Condition Indicator has verified the alarm, red LEDs blink in a
specific blink pattern according to the measurement type in alarm for a
duration of one week.
Easy to set, activate, integrate and change
A magnetic read key is included with the SKF Machine Condition
Indicator to program, activate and reset the unit. The key allows users
to change operating modes, set vibration baselines, and acknowledge
alarms. The top of the unit features a barcode with its serial number,
allowing location and status to be easily recorded into an ODR
programme, as well as maintenance routes and scheduled check-ups.
Customizable to your requirements
Velocity measurements support overall machine health
Measure enveloped acceleration to detect bearing degradation
Temperature measurements indicate uncharacteristic heat
Two modes of operation address most industrial machines
Built-in Intelligence to avoid false alarming
Augmented reality brings the SKF Machine Condition Indicator to life
Click the "MCI-OEM advert" link in the right column to see the SKF
Machine Condition Indicator come alive through augmented reality. Simply
download the Apple or Android version of the "
Aurasma" app, scan the QR code on the ad with your smart device, and then view the entire ad via Aurasma through your smart device to see the SKF Machine Condition Indicator come alive.