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feature | lubrication strategies

Lube Sensors Indicate
Asset Condition
IIoT technology converts lubrication systems into
bellwether tools that improve equipment reliability.

Manufacturing tolerances
have never been tighter,
requiring systems that constantly monitor lubricants
for quantity and quality.

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WHEN THINKING ABOUT lubrication, do you
think high technology or low technology? Chances
are, your answer is low technology.
In today's world of smart machinery employing
moving parts, a lubricant must be viewed as a critical
and integral machine component if the equipment
is to perform in accordance with its exacting design
specifications. As little as 10 years ago, the world of

| EFFICIENTPLANTMAG.COM

Ken Bannister
MEch Eng (UK), CMRP, MLE
Contributing Editor

lubrication was predominantly low tech, but the rapid
ascent of smart-machine technology and the IIoT
(Industrial Internet of Things) requires that lubricant
delivery and condition be carefully monitored and
controlled to provide an optimum machine state at all
times. If you have purchased a new car lately, you may
have noticed a change in how the car's lubrication
system is monitored.

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