Wireless sensors embedded in SKF bearings allow continuous performance monitoring that should alert you to microscopic problems as they begin to develop and before they grow and lead to breakdowns. "Three years ago we had a vision to create an integrated, self-powered sensor package that could wirelessly communicate the condition of a bearing at any time -- making a smart bearing capable of sending a message when something happens to it. Following extensive R&D work, including miniaturization, solving power generation challenges and developing unique packaging of sensors and electronics, the introduction of SKF Insight technology makes this a reality," said Alan Begg, SKF's senior vice president for group technology development.

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