FAG_SmartCheckSmart Ecosystem 4.0 offers a cloud-based hardware and software infrastructure that includes components equipped with sensors through to digital services, claims Schaeffler. The company says its aim is to transform conventional mechanical products and integrate them into the digital world and it has recently presented a rolling bearing system that is based on standard products and can be configured in a modular fashion with various different sensors.

The recorded data is transferred via a gateway to the cloud, where company’s rolling bearing domain expertise is made usable in the form of digital services. The latest version of the FAG SmartCheck uses an MQTT interface to provide a direct link to the Schaeffler Cloud or to any other platform based on IBM technology says the company.