Smart bearings optimize maintenance and replacement tasks

New digital products generating genuine added value for our customers constitute a key development focus at Miba. For instance, sensor-equipped digital and thus smart bearings are capable of constantly measuring and evaluating data regarding their state. This is made possible by a specifically developed telemetry unit featuring a data analytics system.

With it, engine/motor failures can be detected early and maintenance cycles can be executed more accurately and effectively. In the case of ships, this helps avoid unnecessary port calls and premature maintenance jobs or replacements. We developed this smart bearing in a joint effort together with the “Large Engines Competence Center” at Graz University of Technology: one of many examples of Miba’s collaboration with research institutes and universities around the globe