Product Announcement from SKF/North America
SKF Reliability Systems announces the launch of SKF @ptitude Asset Management System that fully integrates all SKF hardware and software to provide a complete picture of information obtained from periodic and on-line condition monitoring data acquisition devices.
The core of the @ptitude System is the @ptitude Monitoring Suite, a comprehensive software suite that provides a common platform to view and analyze data from all SKF technologies, including Microlog vibration analyzers, MARLIN inspection systems and Multilog On-line systems for continuous condition monitoring and on-line protection. Comprised of @ptitude Analyst or @ptitude Inspector and @ptitude Observer, the software has a common look and feel making it easier to traverse between on-line information and periodic results to gain a complete up-to-the minute picture of asset condition. The suite uses a common database manager and can share an Oracle® or Microsoft SQL Server® database manager for easier system administration and enterprise-wide integration. Consolidating data in one software suite facilitates analysis, creating reports, producing plot overlays and interfacing with other plant-wide systems, such as @ptitude Decision Support, CMSS and DCS.
The software, designed to incorporate all current features and form the foundation for future systems, has new functionality that builds upon existing capabilities to add value for SKF customers.
According to Luis Econom, Product Line Manager for @ptitude Monitoring Suite, "One software platform provides simple installation procedures, easy maintainability and options for customization." Mr. Econom continues, "The system is scalable, allowing customers to begin with periodic or on-line systems and expand as their needs change to include additional monitoring hardware or to expand system-wide; all without complex IT conversions, additional staff training or different software configurations."
For more information on the SKF @ptitude Asset Management System and the @ptitude Monitoring Suite, visit www.skf.com/aptitude.