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SKF to acquire predictive maintenance software company Presenso


October 15, 2019
By P&PC Staff

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SKF, supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics and lubrication systems, has signed an agreement to acquire Presenso Ltd., a company that develops and deploys artificial intelligence (AI)-based predictive maintenance software.

Presenso’s AI capability enables production plants to find and act on anomalies that were previously difficult to detect, automatically and without the need to employ data scientists.

“SKF is all about reliable rotation, technology leadership and solving real world challenges,” says Victoria Van Camp, CTO and president, innovation and business development for SKF. “Today, we are welcoming a team of world-class AI developers, with a production-ready analytics solution into SKF. Together we will change the way industry looks at reliability and make AI an integrated part of production.”

Presenso is based in Haifa, Israel. The acquisition is subject to certain regulatory approvals and is expected to be completed during Q4 2019.