A Lubrication Skid is a piece of lubrication equipment used to top off oils, greases, or other fluids for machinery. They reduce the need for oil storage lockers, barrels, and containers, which can be challenging to maintain. This asset is essential to monitor because it is crucial to plant operations and could lead to serious downtime, as replacement parts can take a long to arrive.
There are several inherent challenges related to monitoring power distribution and energy consumption.
A HUB would be the optimal solution for monitoring lubrication skids as it allows for the deployment of both vibration and ultrasonic monitoring from one device. Ultrasonic is a great early indication of lubrication issues and vibration can help to pinpoint the cause of these problems or areas that lubrication degradation could be impacting more than others. The HUB also offers the unique solution of triggered measurements for lubrication skids that may not run as frequently as others.
I am excited to drive change in partnership with you, find new efficiencies, take on complex challenges, and increase uptime across the Ford network while making your team's work life more engaging and fulfilling. Please contact me to discuss your unique asset challenges!