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Expert system for maintenance and wear diagnosis of lubricated mechanical systems

The expert system is a complete tool for maintenance, lifetime prediction and wear diagnosis of mechanical elements in any rotating lubricated machine with higher exposure to tribological wear. The tool will not only detect whether there is a problem or not, it will also search for the problem sources and will propose the best solutions. Finally, a selection of the best oils that fit a given machine and the suitable maintenance schedule are given to the user if requested.

The main sources of information the system uses include tribological calculus, lubricant and wear particle analysis, vibration monitoring and expertise on lubricants, tribology, maintenance and mechanics. The system works in any portable personal computer (PC) under Windows 3.1. This allows the user to have an on the ground machine diagnosis. The tool is modular (parts of the system can be acquired separately) and it could be implemented in English and Spanish.

Contact

Javier LAUCIRICA, (Head of Department)
Tel.: +34-43106744
Fax: +34-43102757
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