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This emerging tech looks insane... I'm so hyped.

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Looks cool
But alas knowing skf that's the last we will see of it, seen it all before, they buy the small company who created it and then by the time they figure out how to make money on it the times have moved on and it's overpriced/no longer relevant.

Sorry for skepticism, I'm 4 years waiting on the promised replacement of Aptitude analyst(Enlight) .... they have a great buetooth analyser and it's being implemented completely wrong, Sam even old story and still waiting.
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Looks Nice can't wait to see te mechanics hammering the fiber lol
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Looks cool
But alas knowing skf that's the last we will see of it, seen it all before, they buy the small company who created it and then by the time they figure out how to make money on it the times have moved on and it's overpriced/no longer relevant.

Sorry for skepticism, I'm 4 years waiting on the promised replacement of Aptitude analyst(Enlight) .... they have a great buetooth analyser and it's being implemented completely wrong, Sam even old story and still waiting.


We can probably find an application for it in 0.1% of the pumps we sell. It will be expensive, but sometimes that is worth it. I would never expect this is any machinery costing less than half a million bucks. Of course, it first has to be validated.
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Fiber optic accelerometers and strain sensors have been around for a long time with limited applications and use. What is unique to this product?

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Looks cool
But alas knowing skf that's the last we will see of it, seen it all before, they buy the small company who created it and then by the time they figure out how to make money on it the times have moved on and it's overpriced/no longer relevant.

Sorry for skepticism, I'm 4 years waiting on the promised replacement of Aptitude analyst(Enlight) .... they have a great buetooth analyser and it's being implemented completely wrong, Sam even old story and still waiting.


I'm one of those too MarkL,The famous 3 letter bearing company bought us vowing to not make mistakes in buying companies again. then they made the same mistakes.  Good news is that all that were bought have landed on better feet, Thank goodness.  a lot of talent was wasted by said company.  the one mentioned above will certainly go the same way.  If it didn't come from Gothenburg it does not exist! Sorry Oli.
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I fully agree SKF is my full time competitor and we did for a period sell CSI at a higher price than SKF with good progress as we had customer support, surprise!
So I noticed this and have also seen it before, as bearings with built in sensors that is 15+ years in the making or more, etc. etc. Well I don't think all ended good for all
wasted things, Dymac is a passive part of the SKF catalog and used to be a Bently competitor, Palomar, the only working, good collector dept. in San Diego, shut down etc. etc.
Big players have no idea of what they are doing despite the R&D efforts IMHO and if customers go for the smoke and mirrors, we have to survive until they are out the other side.

It is funny with marketting, I have a reseller in China that started to make his own vibrometer and for some reason since his is a standard digital accel version and mine have looked the same for 20 years so now he claim to end users that ours is not produced anymore and no spares available so I had to produce a fancy stamped and signed document to one of the other 3-4 sellers we have contact with in China that state that we do make this thing another maybe 10 years...... We will see if it works.


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Fiber optic accelerometers and strain sensors have been around for a long time with limited applications and use. What is unique to this product?

Walt


Correct me if you know otherwise, but having multiple bragg grating sections at different bandwidths on the same fiber is the newish aspect here? How long have optical strain gages been around?
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"having multiple bragg grating sections at different bandwidths on the same fiber is the newish aspect here? How long have optical strain gages been around?"

I don't know if the Bragg effect was used before. My fuzzy memory (not fuzzy logic) remembers fiberoptic prototypes developed for large generators and for bridge structural monitoring. It would be easier to search the Net than the dark corridors of my brain! Frankly, I see the SKF product about as interesting as the old Bently proximity probe embedded in the bearing! Perhaps the SKF Bragg has some good limited applications like aircraft GT bearings. Specially machine outer race, special access holes for wires/fiber in bearing housing, and a box of electronics are a bit of overkill for monitoring most rolling element bearings! I do keep an open mind, except when stuff spills out!

Walt
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What happens if the bearing outer race creeps?
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