ROCKFORD, MI — Elite Lubrication Specialties (ELS) announces the launch of predictive maintenance services to help manufacturing, energy, food-processing and municipal operations harness smart-factory technology to improve their overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).
“Industry 4.0 is going to require maintenance 4.0 — and predictive maintenance paired with precision lubrication is a huge part of that,” said Jimmy Kukulski, CEO of Elite Lubrication Specialties. “As more factories implement automation technology, they’re also starting to turn to automated maintenance solutions that deliver the right lubrication.”
ELS’ predictive maintenance services will equip factories with advanced software, sensors, and cloud-based technology that automate the equipment lubrication. These services also reduce maintenance, replacement and lubrication costs by predicting equipment malfunctions before they occur.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, lubrication-related equipment failures cost an estimated $1 trillion a year in downtime and lost productivity in the United States. ELS’ predictive maintenance solutions are designed to help operators avoid these failures.
“Preventive maintenance just doesn’t cut it anymore,” Kukulski said. “To reduce their repair costs and minimize productivity losses, smart operators are moving from fixed-schedule preventive maintenance to predictive maintenance solutions.”
In addition to predictive maintenance solutions, ELS also provides audits, precision lubricants, and precision lubrication solutions.
“Whether you’re a cardiologist or tribologist, early detection of problems and prescribing changes in routines are always the best solution for long-term health and safety,” Kukulski said.