About Icon Research
- Leader in Machinery and Engine Monitoring

Icon Research supplies instrumentation and software for monitoring of large machinery, both rotational and reciprocating. Icon embraces the concept of integrated machinery monitoring as part of an overall reliability management strategy to ensure maximum efficiency and availability of key plant. The net result is minimisation of unforeseen breakdowns, reduction in costly downtime and saving in maintenance bills.

Icon is a global company whose typical markets include shipping, power generation, paper and automotive manufacturing. Around 70% of the company's products are exported outside the UK with the US being the largest market.

Formed in 1993, the company is based outside Edinburgh in Scotland's "silicon glen".

This innovative Scottish company develops exciting new solutions for the monitoring of rotating and reciprocating machinery

The Company

Icon Research supplies instrumentation and software for monitoring of large machinery, both rotational and reciprocating. Icon embraces the concept of integrated machinery monitoring as part of an overall reliability management strategy to ensure maximum efficiency and availability of key plant. The net result is minimisation of unforeseen breakdowns, reduction in costly downtime and saving in maintenance bills. Icon is a global company whose typical markets include shipping, power generation, paper and automotive manufacturing. Around 70% of the company's products are exported outside the UK with the US being the largest market. Based outside Edinburgh in Scotland's "silicon glen", the company was formed in 1993 by Jim Edgar. Jim was one of the original founders of Diagnostic Instruments, now part of SKF.

Products

The company's product lines are in two main areas.  The first is the Doctor Diesel Analysis system. This comprises a portable or wall-mounted unit for measuring cylinder and fuel pressure on large diesel engines, mainly on ships. The data measured is processed on a PC using Icon’s analysis software. A variety of information can be obtained about the condition of an engine including poor power balance, excessive fuel consumption, injector problems and leaking valves and piston rings. The Doctor is regarded as the leading instrument of its type due to its proven reliability, accuracy and quality of the analysis software. Icon's latest product line is a vibration-based on-line monitoring system. It comprises two parts, first the ICONET networked data acquisition hardware, and secondly Guardian real-time monitoring software that analyses data from ICONET. The Guardian software is fully mimic driven and is renowned for its user friendly MMI. It provides a range of analysis options to enable the user to make a confident assessment of the condition of his plant. ICONET is Ethernet based and offers extreme flexibility in its sensor interfacing. A number of software vendors have linked their applications to ICONET as it is seen as the preferred solution for tailored applications.

The Team

The Icon team comprises individuals who have worked in the predictive maintenance and condition monitoring arenas for many years. Icon prides itself on its experience in these areas, together with the level of technical expertise it possesses in hardware and software techniques. We believe that we understand the needs of our industry and by combining this with high calibre engineering skills we are able to develop new and better solutions for our customers.

What We Can Offer You

We believe that:

Our philosophy is that, to be a market leader, you need to be able to merge all of the above to offer solutions that make a difference to our customers. We believe in offering our customers what they really want – not what we would like them to have. We invite you to speak to us and see for yourself.