Extended capability of SKF Enlight ProCollect
Maintenance engineers can now plan lubrication routes with a portable condition-based monitoring system.
Lubrication is vital to rotating equipment performance and needs to be carried out at regular intervals. SKF has now extended the capability of the Enlight ProCollect portable data collection system, enabling maintenance engineers to plan lubrication routes around a factory or process operation.
Enlight ProCollect is a portable condition-based monitoring system that helps companies integrate digitalization with their maintenance approach. The extended scope of Enlight ProCollect allows users to create, schedule and carry out lubrication routes more effectively. 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 in advance the correct lubricant, amount, location and interval. They can also document specific assets and their lubrication demands via a web-based cloud portal called SKF Enlight Centre. This allows lubrication routes to 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 to enable subsequent analysis of factors such as route verification and task trends.
This approach helps companies make better-informed decisions while giving maintenance managers peace of mind. They know instantly that a lubrication route has been completed correctly and on schedule, with greater visibility of overall maintenance activities, route status, team performance and asset health.
The latest version of the SKF ProCollect app, which extends its capabilities to lubrication management, is now available in the App Store.