2S5: HD Technology – Following bearing damage in a gearbox for 32 months

Tim Sundstrom, Manager of Strategic Sales & Application, SPM Instrument


Following a bearing defect from stage 1 to stage 3 on a mine-hoist gearbox.  The presentation will cover the basic concept of HD Technology and how the HD technology can extend the pre-warning time dramatically. A mine hoist is a mission critical application in underground mining and the challenge to measure bearing condition is the low RPM (52 RPM) and the limited measuring time window (120 seconds). An innovative tool to show information from several thousand spectrums in one picture will be demonstrated among other advanced tools.


Tim Sundström, born 1964 in Sweden, has a M.Sc. degree in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering from Linköping University, Sweden. For over twenty years, he has been specializing in electronics development and has held managerial positions in the field since 1992. In 2001, he joined SPM Instrument as head of Research and Development, where he has been deeply involved in SPM HD development and field evaluations.