Pumps with autonomous monitoring and lubrication
Schaeffler offers expandable complete solutions for Predictive Maintenance 4.0 with components, systems, and digital services for the monitoring and lubrication of a wide range of machines. The Perlenbach water supply association also relies on solutions from Schaeffler when it comes to pump maintenance. A combination of the SmartQB condition monitoring system and the Concept8 lubricator ensures fault-free and reliable operation.
Condition monitoring in plain terms
The preconfigured SmartQB condition monitoring system detects irregularities in electric motors, pumps, fans, and their rolling bearings, and reports potential fault causes in a plain text message after they have been identified. The integration of the system, which was developed in partnership with Mitsubishi Electric, into the control room visualization means that Perlenbach’s maintenance personnel are informed of incipient damage at an early stage and can immediately initiate maintenance measures and procure any replacement parts that might be needed.
The last pump failure to occur at Perlenbach was caused by the overlubrication of a bearing. Schaeffler counteracts this problem with its Concept8 lubricator. Insufficient lubrication or overgreasing and the resulting damage can be prevented by requirement-based relubrication.