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Megger buy Baker from SKF
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https://us.megger.com/company/news/megger%E2%80%99s-business-expansion-continues-with-the-acq

fwiw, it seems to me that Baker is a more logical fit with megger (electrical test equipment company) than SKF (bearing company with some condition monitoring products).
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I don't think SKF had Baker for that long. I left SKF in 2007 and I know it was bought some time after that. Seemd as though SKF were trying to be the everything engineering company then.
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Yep new boss new plans happen every few years
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They have baker barely 10 years I think, current CEO has been cutting and changing the last few years, big changes. They now are trying to go to a 'running time as a service' company. Selling of a lot of the tools and condition monitoring equipment and focusing on app and mobile device operated systems. Hard to know what they are doing.
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Interesting I can't see what possibly could go wrong.
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Second divestment in so many hours just heard they have divested their linear motion division also.

The New Ipad and android tablet stuff have great potential...but as with always, I feel they will not develop it enough to make it the game changer it can be.
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Ditto to all of you.  I too worked for skf and it is like boys at Christmas time.  They buy and lose interest quickly. Then a new boss decides to sell.  Payrises for all except the coal face people. Check out the attachment.  Sums it up perfectly. rgds

 
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Linear was known to be sold some time ago, here it is a factory in France. Large corp's are like that it seems. Tablet solutions are not that easy as it looks if want good quality data believe me. It is naturally easier with a lot of resources. I doubt they would go back and pick up from the DOS version from mr Moore's time but from the win evolution's that lost functions every step.
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Vibe- I seen that one before, pretty much sums up a lot of companies.
OLi- I only spotted it the other night when I check DM the company website to see about the baker thing. Turns out it's still in progress and hasn't been finalised yet. We are being told things are to remain as status quo for next 3 months at least, I wouldn't mind but had started to get an interest from customers in Baker stuff of late and sold my first system earlier this year.


The tablet system works more as a data collector ,than an analyser,but it adds the ability to include images on routes as well as sound data recorded at the machine, thermal images can be added And ultrasound is in the pipeline, all through connected sensors. I'd still refer to my Microlog for stand alone work.
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I would expect it to be subject to EU acceptance that is normal in some cases it takes months. I would also keep the Microlog :-) IMHO but maybe just being conservative. I do use my Android vibrometer, sometimes and I have a thermal attachment for the phone also so it is flexible in that way maybe you know a tacho that don't need reflective would be a killer app :-)?
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Yes a tape less tachometer would be great some strobe light apps available but the phone flash led isn't near bright enough to be effective.
I use my Microlog daily, actually relegated back to an older gx70 for this week as my unit is away for calibration, Christ it's like getting back into a circa 1990's car. Lot s of the controls are old legacy DI firmware and features I take for granted weren't a feature back then.
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Well, win CE that the older were based on never was noticed for speed in my book but maybe it's only me, the one I once had was sold to Canada. I did tug along a CMVA10 for quite a few years, it never gave any trouble and you could swap batterys, the only thing was the balancing did not impress me but you rarely find all things in one tool.
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It is amazing to me the change in SKF Reliability...................went from constant communication and support to minimal almost over nite. Just hoping to keep our current SKF database and tools in place until I retire in 3-5 years. The "Little Boys at Christmas" comment looks to be spot on.


               
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Yes a tape less tachometer would be great some strobe light apps available but the phone flash led isn't near bright enough to be effective.
I use my Microlog daily, actually relegated back to an older gx70 for this week as my unit is away for calibration, Christ it's like getting back into a circa 1990's car. Lot s of the controls are old legacy DI firmware and features I take for granted weren't a feature back then.


Tapeless tach.... it is called a CSI Speedvue. Magic. rgds
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