Condition monitoring – individual and systematic
Condition monitoring is based on systematically determining the condition of all drive technology and drive automation.
We create and implement entire concepts for you, from initial consulting and designing of the optimal analysis method to installation and diagnostics. This approach includes measurement, interpretation and visualization of defined parameters that are then forwarded to your maintenance system. Targeted evaluations require the appropriate expertise and the right sensors – this is easy with SEW-EURODRIVE on your side. We compare the measurements to reference values we have collected throughout the years – this enables you to act instead of react.
Time is money and maintenance is certainly no exception, so take advantage of the ideal product/service combination with drive technology diagnostic units from the modular CDS® system.
Each and every gear unit component that the oil comes into contact with during operation gradually passes on tiny wear particles as a result of mechanical and thermal stresses. The lubricant is therefore an important source of information about its own condition and also about the state of the gear unit and its components.
This information can be accessed at any time by performing an oil check. Trends revealed by regular checks enable very precise conclusions to be drawn about oil aging and component wear.
That’s why we work closely with OELCHECK GmbH, an independent laboratory for lubricant analyses. If you so wish, SEW-EURODRIVE will take care of the entire lubricant analysis process – including any subsequent measures that may be required – thus leaving you to devote yourself to your key strengths as a plant operator.
This eliminates time-consuming and costly production downtimes and enables scheduling of condition-based maintenance operations. If the assessment of the oil’s condition is positive, it is possible to extend the oil change intervals.
Every analysis report contains an overall evaluation. In addition to written findings based on the latest laboratory values, this also includes a recommendation as to whether the oil needs to be changed or can continue to be used.
Wear (gear unit)
The following wear metals are analyzed:
Impurities (foreign matter)
The following substances may contaminate the gear oil over time and are therefore analyzed:
As it ages, the oil’s physical and chemical properties change, too. The following are analyzed:
Additives (oil components)
The proportion of the various oil additives may also change (fall) over time. The following are analyzed:
If one of the wear/impurity values exceeds 1 mg/kg, additional analyses are performed as follows:
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