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SKF Joins the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute

July 28, 2014



RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., July 28 -- The International Society of Automation issued the following news release:

The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute announced today that SKF, a global company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, has joined the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute. Since its inception in 1907, SKF has specialized in crafting cutting-edge technology solutions for industrial markets.

As a world leader in bearing technology for over a century, SKF has a unique understanding of rotating equipment and how machine components and industrial processes interrelate. SKF plans to include ISA100 Wireless technology in its condition-monitoring product portfolio.

"SKF adds ground-breaking technologies into products that can translate into real customer advantages," said Sjur Holm, Strategic Product Line Manager, SKF USA Inc. "ISA100 Wireless will give our condition-monitoring offerings a competitive edge that will translate into direct customer benefits of saving time and money."

"We are extremely pleased to include SKF as a new member of the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute and look forward to collaborating with SKF team members," said Andre Ristaino, Managing Director, ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute. "SKF is a globally recognized company with a great reputation and impressive portfolio of products and engineering service offerings."

About ISA100 Wireless

ISA100 Wireless (IEC 62734) is an international, industrial wireless networking standard engineered to serve the needs of process industries. With native IPv6 networking, ISA100 Wireless extends the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) to wireless. End users can select ISA100 Wireless Compliant devices from a best-of-breed pool of suppliers with assurances of device interoperability. ISA100 Wireless enables automation engineers to quickly create, modify, optimize, and scale wireless networks that are open, interoperable, and reliable for their most critical applications. ISA100 Wireless is the first standard in the ISA100 family of open standards.

The ISA100 Wireless standard received ISA committee approval in 2011 and formal ANSI approval in January 2012. Headed toward internationalization, ANSI/ISA-100.11a-2011 successfully completed the CD stage in the IEC standards process with unanimous approval of IEC 62734 CDV in October 2013. ISA100 Wireless is the only IPv6, 6LowPAN industrial protocol designed for industrial automation.

About SKF

SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2013 were SEK 63,597 million and the number of employees was 48,401. www.skf.com

About the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute

The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (ISA100 WCI) is a non-profit industry organization that provides users and developers with market awareness, educational information, technical support, and compliance testing for the ISA100 family of standards. ISA100 WCI provides real-world feedback from the deployment of ISA100 Wireless devices and systems to ISA Standards Committees, fostering rapid refinement to the standards.

More information about the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute can be found online at www.isa100wci.org.

The ISA100 Wireless and ISA100 Wireless Compliant are trademarks of ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute. All other marks are trademarks of their respective companies.

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