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This tag will communicate practical user information in a consistent manner regardless of equipment manufacturer.
1. An asset number: A common permanent identification marking system for all of your production equipment.
Some equipment lacks an ID tag or is difficult to read. Some equipment has multiple ID tags.
This number may be used for Tax identification.
2. Production Grease Schedule: 80% of bearing failures can be attributed to "over lubrication". Sealed bearings
open when too much grease is pumped into them.
Many of the bearings on machines are lubricated during assembly and "sealed". Many bearing manufacturers
use the term "sealed bearing" and "maintenance free" synonymously.
In many cases, no grease is better than too much grease. This depends on the condition and the type of the
Zerk fittings on the machine to achieve optimum life.
Consistent color codes will decipher how often to grease each Zerk fitting.
3. Grease Type: Many facilities use food grade grease for all applications. Food grade grease falls short when
compared to machine grade grease in performance. Identify where there is any chance that grease could come
in contact with product and use food grade grease there. In places where there is little or no risk for product
contact such as in rolling casters and in some drive motors, use machine grade grease. You will notice better
performance and longer life as well as a longer duration between lube visits.
4. Grease Amount: The average size of a bearing on a wine production machine contains 1 square inch of space
inside of it. Approximately 80% of this space is taken up by ball bearings. There is a
very small space left inside of a bearing for grease. When grease is applied to a bearing, 95% of the grease is
displaced during the first hour of production. A thin film of grease is what remains to lubricate the internal parts.
A new sealed bearing can easily be left un-sealed during the first visit with a grease gun. 2 pumps will likely blow
the seals out. When lubricating, as a rule of thumb, open the grease gun lever 100% to maximize the chances
that the cylinder will prime. Connect the grease hose to the Zerk fitting. Pump half of the stroke before
dis-connecting from the Zerk fitting. Yes. Half of a pump is plenty of product.
5. Overall machine health: The last bar on the "Machine Health Page, bar chart" is called "Overall Machine". This
is an average of the inspection category ratings which apply to the machine. This Machine health score has a
color associated with it.
Green = Production Ready; Yellow = Production Risk; Red = Recommend Attention.
The color the machine currently rates will be the background of the WSC equipment ID tag. At a glance, the
customer can now look at the control panel of machinery and see its "Overall Health Level" designated by color.
6. Number of Zerk fittings to account for: The label will specify the number of zerk fittings on the machine. This
will ensure the grease technician accounts for all lube points.
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