Poor greasing practices are a leading cause of bearing failure. Less than 40% of bearings will last long enough to deliver their engineered value and over or under lubrication is most often to blame. The SDT LUBExpert is the ultimate tool when implementing a quality greasing program.
The SDT LUBExpert covers the following areas:
The Right Lubricant
Different applications require different lubricants. Which one is the right one? LUBExpert’s onboard assistant helps you select the correct grease and reminds you of the bearing’s maximum capacity.
The Right Location
With potentially thousands of assets to manage, how can you be sure you’re greasing the right bearings? LUBExpert’s onboard assistant guides you through your plant using UAS’s tree structured navigation.
The Right Interval
Whether you lubricate on a calendar-based or condition-based schedule, LUBExpert and Ultranalysis Suite alert you when bearings are due for relubrication. Alarms triggered by SDT’s evolutionary FOUR CONDITION INDICATORS make sure the “squeaky wheel” gets the grease on time.
The Right Quantity
Over and under lubrication are to blame for most lubrication related failures. LUBExpert’s onboard assistant continuously calculates friction levels between half shots of grease advising you to add more – or stop when optimal friction levels are reached.
The Right Indicators
LUBExpert delivers confidence to the task of re-greasing bearings. The onboard assistant guides you smoothly through the task and concludes with a GOOD, BAD, or SUSPECT result. Activities are tied back into UAS Suite data management software where logical reports illustrate before and after, quantity of grease added per point, and total grease consumed by department or plant.