SKF and Amazon Web Services Reinvent Machine Reliability

July 27, 2022
New product takes the scalability of condition monitoring and data analysis to the next level.

SKF and Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) have announced a collaboration to reinvent the field of industrial machine reliability and predictive maintenance with a joint solution. The engagement will deliver an easy-to-use and easy-to-scale condition monitoring and analysis solution, making the ability to collect and analyze data using machine learning technologies available to a broader range of applications and customers.

SKF will combine its knowledge of rotating machinery and predictive maintenance with AWS's Industrial AI services that bring industrial expertise, AI, and machine learning technologies together. The product uses sensors, gateways, and a machine learning service that is easy to install, commission, and scale. SKF and AWS will also collaborate on the next generation of SKF's data analysis platform.

"The key to maximizing the business value of machine data lies in scale," said John Schmidt, President Industrial Region Americas of SKF. "With more condition monitoring tools available for a wider variety of their assets, end-users will gain more insights leading them to improved machine performance."

By adding this solution to its current portfolio of condition monitoring products, SKF will help large manufacturing sites increase the number of rotating assets in the end user's predictive maintenance programs by several thousand. SKF's solution will provide these sites with machine alerts and alarms, enabling smarter, better decision-making and more efficient maintenance planning and scheduling. The same solution can also be used by entry-level users and small to mid-sized manufacturers, making the ability to use AI-driven analysis available to a larger portion of the industrial market segment.

"AWS's engagement with SKF spotlights how machine learning technologies, combined with the scalability of the AWS cloud and condition monitoring expertise, can come together to improve operational efficiencies for industrial customers," said Vasi Philomin, Vice President of AI Services at AWS. "Together with SKF, we are excited to deliver scalable, easy-to-use industrial solutions that will accelerate the pace of operational innovation for industrial customers of all sizes."