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Bearing Grease Replenishment: On-Condition or Time-Based?

Maintaining plant assets in an optimal state of lubrication is a topic receiving lots of attention.Maintenance and Reliability practitioners dedicate teams to the task but not every organization achieves world-class results. As much as 80% of all bearing failures are attributed to poor lubrication practices including:Using the wrong lubricantLubri...
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Six Signs of a Successful Acoustic Lubrication Program

Acoustic Lubrication is just one of the 8 application pillars adopted by world-class ultrasound programs.And what an important one it is. Poor lubrication practices account for as much as 40% of all premature bearing failures. When ultrasound is utilized to assess lubrication needs and schedule grease replenishment intervals, that number drops bel...
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SDT 340 & LUBExpert success case

Pick and Roll Title might make some of the readers to "google it", maybe even to ask themselves what does it have to do with Reliability or Condition Monitoring, but I simply like the metaphor and I am sure that at least one person will look at the title with a smile.What is Pick and Roll? It is a type of offense in basketball where two players in ...
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Develop Reliable, Safe, Sustainable Manufacturing Practices along-side Industry Experts

Organizations worldwide are realizing the benefits of sustainable manufacturing practices. They lead to increased production efficiency, reduced costs and waste, minimized negative environmental impacts and a positive effect on brand image. These better, more sustainable, reliable and safer manufacturing processes can be achieved through condition ...
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LUBExpert Implementation - Part 4

The Right Data​"Opinion should spark your ideas, but data should direct your decisions​"​I promised it is time to touch technology in Part 4. Well, I lied a little. Let us delay pressing buttons for a moment because there is important job to do before that; take data in your hands and make the correct action plan. I am sure that by now you have a c...
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LUBExpert - The Difference is in the Details

Anyone passionate about creating a world-class lubrication program realizes that ultrasound technology is the best tool for executing the replenishment task with precision. But which ultrasound instrument works best? Which features are truly game changers? What should a program leader look for when procuring an expert ultrasound lubric...
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LUBExpert Implementation - Part 3

The Right Team"Environment Shapes Behavior"​, Jacque FrescoIf, by now, you got the big picture and right mindset, it is time to gather the right team. It would be nice to write here that it is all ok and easy -- nothing to worry about -- but that would not be true. There is a lot to worry about, a lot of things can go wrong, and it is far from easy...
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LUBExpert Implementation - Part 2

The Right Mindset"Man cannot think outside his culture", Jacque FrescoTo lay the foundation for implementation, the right mindset and culture must take top priority. Both technology and skills need a fertile environment to bring benefit. "Change" is, obviously the critical word. Not only in Lubrication, but in every aspect of our lives.As Heraclitu...
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LUBExpert Implementation - Part 1

The Big Picture I was taught by people much more clever than me not to pay attention to features, but look out for benefits. Not only me but entire team I belong to has the same mindset. Real journey that everyone in industry should take when considering changes or improvements through technology & culture is defining benefits and evaluating th...
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SDT Releases Significant LUBExpert/UAS2 Update

An ultrasound solution to Grease Bearings RightToday, SDT Ultrasound Solutions announced significant updates to its award-winning LUBExpert, a solution that guides lubrication technicians to grease bearings right.Today, SDT Ultrasound Solutions announced significant updates to its award-winning LUBExpert, a solution that guides lubrication tec...
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