January 20, 2009
by Canadian Packaging Staff
SKF Maintenance Products, part of the SKF Group has launched a new innovative instrument: the SKF Electrical Discharge Detector Pen (EDD Pen).
With over 100 years of knowledge in rolling bearing technology, SKF offers a wide range of maintenance products to help ensure reliable machine operation. The SKF EDD Pen is a handheld instrument innovated by SKF with a patent applied for, which detects the number of electrical discharges in electric motor bearings remotely.
Until now there hasn’t been an easy cost effective method to detect electrical discharge currents in electric motor bearings. Thanks to the EDD Pen this is now possible, as it operates with only two buttons and allows everybody to detect electrical discharge currents remotely in a safe way.
Unlike other traditional methods you can detect the electrical discharge currents directly rather than measuring the effects in later stages when damage has already occurred.
When incorporated into a predictive maintenance programme, the EDD Pen can significantly prevent unplanned machine downtime.
For further information visit www.skf.ca.