Easylube has introduced an automated electromechanical gearset using integrated RFID technology to track and manage lube points throughout a plant.
Each lubricator also features a bi-color LED warning light, replaceable grease cup, RFID tag and reader to enable real-time tracking of bearings. The RFID reader serves as a wireless data collector, reading Easylube RFID tags that are placed on each lubrication point and transmitting the lubrication status to a handheld PDA. Exact regreasing volumes and intervals are calculated using minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) formulation.
Each lube point’s regreasing rate and condition are tracked by the Guardwatch program. This software, which is downloaded to a PDA, enables uploading of data to the MQL software for data registration and downloading of up-to-date data to a PDA before routine inspection.
The computerized system provides precision bearing lubrication and condition monitoring by recording each bearing specification, working condition, lubrication and maintenance history. This helps eliminate human error and improve employee safety, particularly when equipment is located in isolated or dangerous areas.