Bearing manufacturers tell us that over 60% of bearings are not reaching their engineered life expectancy due to poor lubrication practices. So, that begs the question, what are we doing about that? To assist greatly in helping bearings reach their full life expectance, GVS Reliability Products are proud to announce the arrival of the newest addition to the SDT Ultrasound suite of products, the LUBExpert.
The LUBExpert is designed as an Intelligent lubrication & greasing assistant. Given the advanced intelligence of this new device, the modern lube tech is now empowered to operate autonomously with full confidence that they are greasing assets correctly. Also, with full data tracking and trending, the lube tech also has the evidence to prove it.
So, what is the LUBExpert exactly?
LUBExpert is an acoustic system designed to help lube-techs grease bearings right. To assist in this endeavour, LUBExpert does a number of incredible things:
- LUBExpert tells you when to grease… and when to stop.
- LUBExpert tracks the type and quantity of grease dispensed
- LUBExpert alerts if the quantity of grease injected is about to surpass the designated maximum quantity for the bearing.
How does it do all of this?
LUBExpert combines SDT’s strong measurement capabilities and clever user interface to create an on-board lubrication & 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 alongside a “GOOD”, “BAD”, or “SUSPECT” status report.
Ultranalysis Suite (UAS) software powers the data management aspects of LUBExpert. Design specific lubrication routes and set intervals based on either calendar or condition. UAS knows the capacity of each bearing so over-lubrication is a thing of the past. Trend friction levels before and after lubrication and generate grease consumption reports for each asset or your entire plant.
The LUBExpert is by far the most advanced lubrication & greasing assistant on the market. Take your lubrication program to the next level and introduce ‘best practice lubrication’ to your plant today. Watch as reliability increases and grease consumption is expertly tracked and recorded.
Grease bearings RIGHT! Become a LUBExpert today!
If you would like to learn more, please feel free to make contact with our sales dept.