Does anyone know if it is possible to import the Emonitor data into CSI / SKFs software so that you do not loose yoru historical data?
I don't know for your exact case but usually providers make their databases readable with their products only. I guess it is a kind of a marketing skill to keep their customers attached.
Most can transfer machine details across and that's it, i.e they will rebuild ur database for you in the new software as part of transitioning service.
None can important the history from your own system though, it's commonplace to run both side by side until you have 6 months or so history accumulated in the new system. Many moons ago skf and Rockwell were closely related, sadly all they share now is data collector Chassis(which SKF builds in Scotland)
The database will need to be rebuilt from scratch. There is no method for transfer period. With CSI you need to use the wizard for each machine component in order to properly setup and it is a lengthy setup. Going to SKF aptitude software and the same data collector (AX or GX) will be a learning curve for not much benefit in my opinion. The CSI 2140 is expensive and no better than the 2130 from a handling perspective. The first thing you will notice is that it is heavy and the touchscreen will be turned off as in the real world it causes issues when you bump it on your travels and end up on different screens. Your techs will need to re-learn everything (I have used Pruftechnik, CSI, SKF and Emonitor extensively) and many nice features of Emonitor like easily being able to change settings, alarms etc... will be gone. It's like learning a new language and each system has it's strong and weak points however once you are into a system, I would be hard pressed to change it especially knowing what you have and what you are thinking of changing to. If you need specific information just message me directly. I do not represent any of these companies as a btw.
Thanks for the responce guys.