Distribution deal brings top Swedish instrument brand to Africa

27 May 2020 | Web Article Number: ME202019149

Automation & Robotics
ICT In Industry
Instrumentation, Measurement & Control
Distribution deal brings top Swedish instrument brand to Africa
WearCheck's Philip Schutte and Annemie Willer at SPM headquarters in Sweden

PINETOWN-headquartered condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck has announced a partnership with Swedish condition monitoring instrument manufacturers, SPM, allowing WearCheck to sell and support their products.

The full SPM range features portable condition monitoring products, online systems, maintenance tools, technologies and expertise.

WearCheck’s Reliability Solutions Manager Philip Schutte said their technicians had been trained to use, apply and install the SPM equipment, which performs many reliability solutions techniques, including vibration measurement and analysis, balancing, orbit analysis and laser shaft alignment, bearing and pulse checking, lubrication assessment and root cause analysis.

“We have already seen how the SPM instruments and systems can add value to our reliability solutions services by yielding additional levels of extremely detailed and accurate data,” Schutte said.

“This exciting partnership. falls in line with WearCheck’s mission - to be a global leader in transforming condition monitoring into an ever-evolving market of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and artificial intelligence. We are pleased to have the SPM brand join us as the leaders on the African continent in innovation within the reliability solutions arena.”

Rikard Svärd, SPM Instrument’s Global Sales Manager agrees. “We are confident that WearCheck’s competence, as well as its industry-, customer-, and sales focus, will be an excellent match for our strong portfolio of condition monitoring solutions. We are delighted to partner with WearCheck and look forward to a long and fruitful business relationship that will further strengthen our position in the African market.”

SPM’s Condmaster software - the platform via which all the SPM devices interact - supports the full product range including handheld devices for measuring vibration data, alignment and balancing.

The software also governs online systems for continuous monitoring, such as wired multichannel systems and wireless monitoring systems, as well as supporting external user directories such as Microsoft Azure AD and REST API. The software offers a wide range of connectivity options, perfect for smart factories and Industry 4.0 environment

The best-sellers in the range include the Leonova portable vibration analyst tools, the Intellinova online system and the maintenance tools – accessories such as transducers to measure vibration and shock pulse, portable bearing and vibration checkers and the electronic stethoscope.

“Coupled with WearCheck’s comprehensive condition monitoring programme, the SPM tools provide the expert knowledge needed to evaluate machine condition: a complete bearing catalogue, lubricant data, bearing life calculation, evaluation in green - yellow - red, ISO limit values, spectrum and time domain analysis, fault symptom detection, and more,” Schutte said.

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