Avoid These 3 Common Mistakes When Lubricating Bearings
Mistake #1 – Lubricating based on TIME instead of CONDITION
Mistake #2 – Over and Under Lubrication
Mistake #3 – Using a “Listen-Only” Ultrasound Instrument
Your machines depend on proper lubrication to reduce friction forces which otherwise reduce asset life cycle. Optimized lubrication means applying new grease only when its needed. It also means using just the right amount of grease to return friction levels to an acceptable level. Ultrasound provides you with the data to shift from calendar based to on-condition based scheduling. It tells you when friction levels elevate above acceptable baseline, and it guides you as you apply just the right amount of grease to get things back to normal.
If your calendar is still scheduling your lubrication tasks, it may be time to listen to a higher power. Choose SDT… and Hear More.