Ultrasound Testing (Ut) and Machinery Lubrication (Lu) are key elements in a successful Asset Condition Management program. At a relatively insignificant capital entry cost, the benefits to reliability and operating cost savings produced by ultrasound assisted lubrication can be truly enormous. LUDECA, Inc. (Doral, FL) announces the LUBExpert Acoustic Lubrication Solution powered by SDT, designed to serve as the best new way to grease bearings right.
LUBExpert combines SDT’s strong measurement capabilities and clever user interface to create an on-board lubrication and greasing assistant. Intelligent algorithms guide lube-techs before, during, and after re-greasing resulting in optimal lubrication parameters on all assets. With only a few machine parameters, LUBExpert monitors each stroke of grease and its effect on bearing friction and temperature. Before and after bearing conditions are reported with a “GOOD”, “BAD”, or “SUSPECT” status report. LUBExpert makes sure bearings are greased right by using the following steps:
- It reminds to use the right lubricant.
- It guides to the right location.
- It tells to lubricate on the right interval.
- It prevents over and under lubrication with the right quantity.
- It gives the right indicators for lubrication and bearing condition.