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UE Lubrication

Ultrasound-assisted lubrication is a cutting-edge method that uses ultrasound technology to enhance precision in lubrication practices. This innovative approach ensures machinery receives the right amount of lubricant at the right time, extending equipment lifespan and reducing maintenance costs.


By providing real-time insights into rotating assets, ultrasound-assisted lubrication revolutionises maintenance practices, contributing to machinery longevity and operational efficiency.


Ultrasonic equipment has the remarkable ability to detect ultrasounds that are typically beyond the range of human hearing. It transforms these ultrasounds into audible signals, allowing engineers to listen through headphones and view decibel [dB] levels on a display panel. Some instruments even provide a spectral analysis screen. Armed with this data, engineers can assess the condition of bearings and determine any necessary corrective measures.

The strategic use of ultrasound for machinery lubrication optimisation leads to a substantial reduction in grease consumption. Establishing an ultrasound program fosters a culture of cleanliness, encourages proper storage practices, and prevents grease cross-contamination. Machinery that receives proper lubrication operates with increased energy efficiency, resulting in reduced energy bills. This reduction in grease consumption not only cuts costs but also contributes to machinery running at cooler temperatures, thus extending their operational lifespan.

The ultimate objective in optimising bearing lubrication is to extend the lifespan of bearings by ensuring they receive the correct amount of grease, avoiding over-application. When everything operates as intended, engineers spend less time on unnecessary greasing. Therefore, when assessing the advantages of your ultrasound program, it's important to consider the significant reduction in labour requirements.

Lastly, by monitoring machinery lubrication condition, valuable data about the overall machine condition is simultaneously collected. Both dynamic and static ultrasound data, in addition to the four key condition indicators (RMS, Max RMS, Peak, and Crest Factor), serve as critical indicators of bearing health.

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Did you know?

It has been estimated that 60 to 90 percent of all bearing failures are lubrication related. Bearing failures most often lead to unplanned downtime, which can impact production as well as affect all related components around the bearing. Downtime is costly. While the cost varies by incident and by plant, it can add up.


At IDPMS, we take immense pride in our unwavering commitment to quality and excellence. When it comes to ultrasound lubrication, we refuse to compromise on equipment selection. Our dedication to providing our clients with the best possible results drives us to invest in state-of-the-art technology and equipment available on the market. By utilising the finest tools and resources, we ensure that our services are delivered with precision and accuracy, ultimately leading to superior outcomes for our valued clients. In addition to our highly experienced and knowledgeable engineers, these are just two of a number of reasons why we are trusted by multiple clients spanning across a large number of industries across the globe. 

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