A new version of SKF's Enlight ProCollect app has been introduced to help industry improve lubrication management by planning detailed manual lubrication routines for factory equipment. The company has extended the capability of its Enlight ProCollect portable data collection system, enabling maintenance engineers to plan lubrication routes around a factory or process operation. It says that this new enhancement will help manufacturing and process organisations improve maintenance procedures, with the potential to increase uptime and thereby reduce costs.
Barrie Rodgers, Product Line Manager, Mobile Solutions at SKF explains: "This is a significant step towards integrating condition monitoring and lubrication data". The extended scope of Enlight ProCollect now allows users to create, schedule and carry out lubrication routes more effectively. It is a portable condition-based monitoring system that helps companies adopt digitalisation in their maintenance approach. The new functionality, made possible by an update to the SKF ProCollect app, helps users collect vibration data and carry out re-lubrication simultaneously.
When creating lubrication routes, maintenance managers can define the correct lubricant, amount, location and interval in advance. They can also document specific assets and their lubrication demands, via a web-based cloud portal called SKF Enlight Centre. In this way, lubrication routes can be assigned to individual maintenance staff. Technicians are alerted when each route is due, and the mobile app guides them through the correct lubrication routine. Lubrication data is entered directly into the app and automatically uploaded to allow documentation to be instantly completed and subsequent analysis of factors such as route verification and task trends. This, states SKF, helps companies make better-informed decisions whilst giving maintenance managers greater peace of mind because they will know instantly that a lubrication route has been completed correctly and on-schedule: greater visibility of overall maintenance activities, route status, team performance and asset health is also recorded.
The latest version of the SKF ProCollect app, which extends its capability to lubrication management, is now available on the App Store. Visit www.skf.co.uk for further details.