Easylube® Total Patrol Management System (TPMS)
Before entering industry 4.0 intelligent management, the lubrication standard may be inconsistent from the
manufacturing plants, the engineering company that sells machinery, the bearing supplier, or grease
suppliers. Each is in its own position to elaborate on different maintenance concepts. Even if under the same
operating conditions, maintenance engineers in the factory still have different methods and results of
operating, due to personal knowledge, experience and arguments.
Based on a large number of unsettled factors, each factory began to develop a Standard
Operating Procedure (SOP) or implement the quality management of International
Standards Organization (ISO 9000) in order to achieve a certain quality target of lubrication
management, and achieve a quality assurance certification and management system of the factory. However, this
is still be controlled by humans.
AI (Artificial Intelligence) has been developing rapidly in recent years. The intelligent management of
Industry 4.0 has begun to change people’s thoughts and operation modes. It has become much easier in terms of
application, operation requirements and management. No matter how experienced or inexperienced people are,
anyone can still follow the procedures of industry 4.0 and get the job done right away. Once the unstable
factors are eliminated, the procedure and results of one’s experience can be under the same working
conditions, and the same work target can be completed effectively and reliably.
Easylube® RFID Total Patrol Management System (TPMS) can help you to simplify your lubrication
maintenance. With the help of AI software, you can monitor the state of each lubrication point and monitor
the patrol mission progress of each technician easily. In addition, TPMS provides graphical user interface to
intelligently guide a technician to perform patrol missions step by step. Even if the mission is assigned to
inexperienced technicians, they can still perform the lubrication maintenance. Moreover, the routine
inspection can be carried out easily and correctly. At the same time, the lubrication status of each bearing
can be monitored remotely, and it can be seen whether or not patrol missions have been completed. Thus, the
goal of preventive maintenance is implemented.
Operation Process Flow Chart:
1. Lubrication Standard Operating Procedure (SOP):
How to lubricate a bearing properly? The first thing to do is to calculate the bearing’s greasing
volume, re-greasing interval and proper lubricant
based on the bearing’s model, operating speed (rpm) and operating environment, which are required by the SOP.
(You can also compare this data with the lubrication instructions on the original maintenance manual or the
nameplate on the mechanical equipment)
Based on professional lubrication science formula and with 20 years of expertise in bearing lubrication and
maintenance, the Easylube® R&D team has used AI and industry-leading innovation to develop
professional computing software (MQL calculation), for "general bearings" and "electric-motor bearings"
lubrication operating specifications. This calculation program has been added free of charge to Easylube®
Total Patrol Management System (TPMS), Easylube® Guardwatch, Easylube® Skymonitor. Even
inexperienced technicians can easily use AI as their guidance and enjoy the modern technology of Industry 4.0
2. Optimize lubrication method (Lubrication Maintenance):
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Using grease guns, air pressure tools or electronic tools to fulfill the lubrication standard for each
bearing are very common maintenance practices. However, it is difficult for people without professional
training to control the amount of grease and greasing pressure when greasing bearings, and it is far more
difficult to judge whether the grease is smoothly injected into the bearing or not.
Especially in harsh working conditions, punishing operating environments and areas of serious dust pollution.
Considering the safety of the workforce, it is usually only possible to carry out regreasing during a
factory’s downtime, which cannot meet each bearing’s lubrication requirements. Therefore, the problem of
mechanical failure or equipment shutdown are completely common and unpredictable.
Easylube® intelligent management automatic lubricator is a patented product based on these key
concepts. Its function is to ensure that the regreasing of a bearing can be automatically completed through a
gear transmission mechanism following the lubrication Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) of the bearings.
At the same time it also has an intelligent detection system, utilizing an infrared pulse wave program, to
monitor “greasing pressure” and "blocked pipeline warning" . When your device is installed, the automatic
lubricator can help you prevent abnormalities constantly, and can actually perform the bearing regreasing
while the machinery is still working.
Easylube® intelligent management automatic lubricator
Easylube® RFID automatic lubricator is equipped with an RFID (NFC) wireless sensor tag. During the
inspection, the technician only needs to bring the NFC reader-equipped mobile phone or personal digital
assistant (PDA) to the wireless sensor tag on the automatic lubricator to view the current status of the
lubricator and to perform the routine inspection. The system helps prevent inspections being missed, time
wasting on paper reading and many possible human errors are avoided. Thus, the goal of preventive maintenance
3. Monitoring management software (Monitoring Program):
Even if the automatic lubricators are installed with the bearings, not having monitoring software can not
fulfill the requirements of reliability with regards to lubrication.
Easylube® ‘s users can enjoy the technical support of remote monitoring, which includes Easylube®
Total Patrol Management System (TPMS), Easylube® patrol software (Guardwatch), Easylube®
monitoring management (Skymonitor). Even inexperienced technicians can easily use AI to guide them and enjoy
the incorporation of Industry 4.0 into their working lives. Easylube® software can help you to set
up the lubrication SOP, simplify operating management, build maintenance record reports, eliminate possible
maintenance problems in the factory, and simultaneously reduce the cost and risk of labors.
|▲ Patrol Inspection
|▲ Error Report
||Windows 7, 8, 10
||1G Hz (or above)
||2G Bytes (or above)
|Hard Disk Space
||2G Bytes (or above)
||Firefox 3.6、Google Chrome 5.0
||1024 x 768 (or above)
Skymonitor for web
|Guardwatch for Smartphone
||Android 4.0 (or above)
||1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
960 x 540
Guardwatch for Android Smartphone
|Guardwatch for Rugged PDA
||Windows Mobile 6
||320 x 240
640 x 480
||Unitech PA692, PA690, PA600