Lubrication management brought up-to-date by Schaeffler
6 Apr 2022
For a perfect lubrication system maintenance staff have been lacking continuously updated and centrally retrievable information on the operating status of their individual lubrication points.
Schaeffler’s brand-new OPTIME C1 puts an end to this and provides the requisite information via a smartphone or web-based PC application.
OPTIME C1, an IoT solution for the relubrication of rolling bearings uses Schaeffler’s CONCEPT1 automatic lubricator and the OPTIME app to reliably prevent incorrect lubrication due to using too much or too little lubricant, using the wrong lubricant, lubricant contamination, blocked bearing lubrication channels, or empty lubricators.
The system communicates with maintenance personnel via the app or a web-based dashboard, giving an overview of all lubricators that have critical fill levels or lubricant supply problems. Thanks to the integrated temperature sensor, the system also provides an overview of all lubricators that are running at elevated temperatures.
With OPTIME C1, maintenance personnel no longer need to spend time on scheduled inspection runs or deal with complicated tables or software for planning relubrication in their plants. This takes a lot of the complexity out of lubrication management.