The 6 Key Signs of a Successful Lubrication Program
A successful acoustic lubrication program is a sure way to optimise the functionality of your company and machinery.
By focusing on applying proper lubrication techniques to your plant, you can significantly reduce costly unplanned downtime, maintenance cost as well as savings on unnecessary grease consumption. SDT Ultrasound Solutions provide a world-class range of lubrication products to ensure the optimisation of your machinery, as well as training courses to give you first hand knowledge in application and sustainability.
Are you unsure whether your lubrication program is the best it can be? Find out by reading these six key signs:
1. Quantity of grease consumption has changed
Over-lubrication is the most common contributor of failed machinery, therefore a reduction in grease consumption is a positive sign pointing towards a more successful lubrication program. Applying lubricant based on time rather than condition causes machinery to be overloaded with more grease than they are designed to handle. This causes a wide range of issues, including the excess to build up and eventually be pushed into the motor casing or onto the floor. Controlling lubrication application with ultrasound technology is a method to monitor the correct amount of lubrication needed for each individual machine. Following precision lubrication programs offered by SDT to produce optimally greased bearings, draws far less energy contributing to a more sustainable industry.
2. Less lube-related failures
It goes without saying, an obvious way to know if your program is beneficial is fewer failures that are traced back to poor lubrication. However, this is often overlooked and can cause massive issues if it continues without tracing to the root cause. In regularly carrying out tracking of failures and root cause analysis’ you are able to optimise your greasing application immediately and save time for more important tasks.
3. Optimised MRO spares management
A decrease in bearing related failures means an improvement in spares optimisation by sharing the successful data with your MRO stores manager you will be able to reduce the amount of emergency stock on hand, saving money, space and time!
4. More machines able to be monitored at the one time
Furthermore, this saved time can be put towards monitoring all machines rather than having to constantly fix them. The monitoring results can then be used to assess the real needs for lubrication and what else your plant needs.
5. Combining acoustic lubrication and condition monitoring
SDT uses state of the art technology in their new LUBExpert product to combine the lubrication process with bearing condition assessment to save even more time so that you can focus on running the most successful company possible.
6. The technician’s confidence is through the roof!
When you have an effective lubrication program, you have reliable machinery. If your machinery is consistently running efficiently, your confidence as a technician is going to be high!
By adding ultrasound technology to your acoustic lubrication program such as the world-class techniques from SDT Ultrasound Solutions, your machinery will continue to deliver accurate and reliable results making your company the best it can be!
If you’re missing one of these six signs, contact GVS today to learn more about the SDT acoustic lubrication range and how it can help your plant today!