Setting up a lubrication schedule
A great deal of knowledge is required to draw up an optimal lubrication schedule. Van Meeuwen’s Project Engineers can do this like no other and will gladly advise you about it.
A number of important things to take into account when taking recordings are operating hours, lubrication frequencies, inaccessible lubrication points and walking routes.
First of all, one of our specialists will make a detailed record of all the machines and their lubrication points and then enter all the data into the schedule. The amount of time needed for this depends on the availability of the necessary information relating to machines, any reference numbers and items such as manuals or floor plans.
The initial version of a lubrication schedule will be issued to you as completely as possible, based on the information available at that time. As part of our ongoing collaboration, the lubrication schedule will be supplemented and optimised.
The analyses and benchmarks will give you greater clarity and control over daily lubrication maintenance and its current status. Combined with the ability to view historical data more easily and clearly, this allows you to better prepare all your work, plan more efficiently and manage it more effectively.
Generally speaking, production lines are continuously optimised: new machines are added or old ones are removed and lubricants can be replaced. Operating hours can also change or there might be a different employee.
These are examples of why a lubrication schedule is necessary and how it can handle the dynamics of lubrication maintenance. It also provides you with constant real-time insight and safeguards critical lubrication points in (food-safe) production processes.