MRO Magazine


SKF improves maintenance service offering with smart phones and tablets

As part of its investment in the maintenance service offering, field maintenance engineers, production workers, and SKF sales force members in selected regions will be trained and equipped with smart devices with tailormade software developed by SKF’s own connectivity team.

Integrating SKF’s condition monitoring technologies into mobile devices supports the group’s focus on asset life cycle management. By providing access to real-time machine performance data in a user-friendly format, customers and maintenance engineers are better able to take informed decisions regarding maintenance activities and increase machine efficiency.

Bringing smart devices with production and maintenance apps into SKF’s factories will enable a better, faster and more accurate collection of data and ensure a more collaborative and efficient way of working. Apps that provide warnings and early fault detections in real-time and access to machine calibration routines will help minimise downtime and give operators the tools they need to solve issues instantly.

SKF has already developed over 35 internal and external apps, with more than 300,000 downloads.  These range from apps that help make field engineers up to 12% more efficient in their work – giving them more time to spend with customers – to bearing calculation and alignment apps that provide direct value to our SKF customers by improving their own productivity.

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