SKF Insight is a wireless system that gathers bearing data and transmits it to a remote diagnostics centre, for fast analysis of mechanical problems
SKF Insight gives key information on the state of critical wheel-set components. It relies on retrofitting a small advanced, wireless sensor to the wheelset axlebox assembly – which takes just a few minutes for a complete wheel-set– to detect bearing damage and wheel flats quickly and accurately. By raising wheel-set maintenance efficiency practices, it helps to keep rolling stock in good working order.
Earlier versions of this technology sent the information from the sensors to a processor installed on the rail vehicle, via cables. However, SKF Insight uses wireless data transmission – sending data directly from the sensor to the cloud and further on to the remote diagnostics center, using mobile networks.