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Ultrasonic instruments producer UE Systems recently released a new device to help users better manage their lubrication procedures and reduce bearing failures. The Ultraprobe 401 Digital Grease Caddy Pro (UP401) has the ability to trend data and identify the amount of lubricant used in order to optimize equipment maintenance.
By translating inaudible ultrasonic bearing sounds to an audible noise heard by the inspector and indicated on the display panel in decibels, the UP401 enables users to know precisely the right amount of lubricant. Just as importantly, the ability to trend data provides the user with insight on bearing failure causes and equipment life expectancies.
To use the device, an operator only needs to watch the digital display as he or she applies lubricant. Once the decibel level drops to the baseline, the job is complete.
"Lubrication is one of the most common causes of premature bearing failures," explained Doug Waetjen, vice president of operations at UE Systems. "Too little lubrication results in friction, causing bearings to overheat and malfunction. Too much and the grease can build up, block seals and become a serious issue. With the UP401, users will have unmatched control over lubrication management, from the initial diagnosis to the analysis and storage of data."
The UP401 includes two display panels, a built-in LED lamp, a swivel base, noise-blocking headphones, a magnetically mounted transducer with a docking station and a belt holder for easy carrying.
For more information, visit www.uesystems.com.