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1. (WO2013160061) BEARING MONITORING METHOD AND SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/160061    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2013/056495
Publication Date: Fri Nov 01 00:59:59 CET 2013 International Filing Date: Thu Mar 28 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: G01M 13/04
F16C 41/00
G05B 23/02
G07C 3/00
Applicants: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
Inventors: HAMILTON, Keith
MURRAY, Brian
Title: BEARING MONITORING METHOD AND SYSTEM
Abstract:
A method for monitoring a bearing (12) comprising the step of obtaining data concerning one or more of the factors that influence the residual life of said bearing (12) using at least one sensor (14), such as a load sensor. The at least one sensor (14) comprises an acoustic emission sensor and a temperature sensor. The method also comprises the steps of obtaining identification data (16) uniquely identifying said bearing (12), transmitting data to and/or from the at least one sensor (14) using an industrial wireless protocol, and recording said data concerning one or more of the factors that influence the residual life of said bearing (12) and said identification data (16) as recorded data in a database (20).