Unscheduled downtime of bearings may induce high costs. Early recognition of bearing damage allows for maintenance labor to be performed during scheduled standstills while minimizing costs. Acceleration sensors from Micro-Epsilon are used for early recognition of bearing damage due to their good signal-to-noise ratio. Measuring both static and dynamic accelerations, they are therefore ideally suited to oscillation measurement of bearings with a very low roller speed (≤ 0.2 Hz). Due to high resolution and temperature stability, the sensors are used in measurement tasks for the oil and gas industry, petrochemicals, power generation plants, mining, steel and cement industries and paper manufacturing.