Visualizing Success: Incorporating Pictures to Routes with SDT340


Setting up routes using SDT UAS3 software with the SDT340 includes a feature that greatly adds to the efficiency of the measurement taking process.

Some routes can have dozens or even hundreds of measurement points. By adding pictures to the measurement data in the UAS3 software it allows the user to specify the locations where data will be collected. When the route is uploaded to the SDT340, the pictures can be displayed on the screen while taking data. With the picture feature, technicians can visually confirm each measurement point, providing a clear reference.

UAS3 location identification

Pictures can be added to measurement points in the UAS3 tree structure. Then when sensors are added to the measurement point, an icon will be displayed on the picture representing that sensor. The sensor icon can then be moved around in the picture to represent the exact location on the machine that the sensor should be mounted to record data.

SDT340 measurement points, pictures to routes sdt340

The route is then uploaded to the SDT340. When the technician brings up a measurement point, the pictures can be viewed by pressing F1, helping the technician to verify where the data should be collected.

SDT340 measurement points zoomed

The picture can then be zoomed in with F1, out with F2 and scrolled with the navigation arrows as needed.

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Precision Bearing Lubrication

It’s been said that Industry runs on a 10 micron film of oil… it’s important we get it right. Using ultrasound to monitor the addition of grease to the bearing allows us to ensure that the proper amount is being added.

In this video, Rob Dent CMRP, CRL details precision lubrication with ultrasound. Using the LUBExpert, SDT270 or SDT340 also allows us to trend and monitor the bearing condition every time the bearing is greased. 


By using ultrasound technology, you can detect sounds that indicate whether a bearing needs lubrication, a valve is closing properly, or there is an air leak.

These sounds can provide valuable insights into the condition of your machines and help you identify defects before they become major issues.

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Lubrication Best Practices





Bearings that are properly lubricated will last longer and perform more efficiently than those that are not properly lubricated. Greasing bearings is critical for maintaining the lifespan and performance of the bearings and your equipment. For the best results, there are many things to take into consideration.

Here are some best practices for bearing lubrication:

Choose the Right Lubricant:
Select a lubricant that is suitable for the bearing type, operating conditions, and temperature range. Consult the manufacturer’s recommendations or a lubrication expert for guidance.

Use Clean Lubricants and Tools:
Ensure that lubricants are clean and free from contaminants, as dirty or contaminated lubricants can lead to premature bearing failure. Use clean tools and equipment during the lubrication process.

Proper Storage of Lubricants:
Store lubricants in a clean and controlled environment to prevent contamination and degradation over time. Keep them sealed and protected from moisture and temperature extremes.

Monitor Lubricant Levels:
Check lubricant levels regularly to ensure they remain within the recommended range.

Monitor Operating Conditions:
Keep an eye on the operating conditions of your equipment, including temperature, load, and speed, as these factors can affect the lubrication needs of the bearings.

Maintain Clean Bearing Housings:
Ensure that the bearing housings are clean and free from debris, dirt, and old lubricant residues before adding fresh lubricant.

Use Seals and Shields:
Employ appropriate seals or shields to prevent contamination and retain lubricant within the bearing. Regularly inspect and replace damaged seals.

Train Personnel:
Provide proper training to maintenance personnel responsible for bearing lubrication. Ensure they understand the importance of lubrication and follow the best practices.

Keep Records:
Maintain detailed records of lubrication activities, including dates, lubricant type, quantity used, and any observations or issues noted during lubrication.

Implement Condition Monitoring:
Use condition monitoring techniques such as ultrasound, vibration analysis, temperature monitoring, and oil analysis to detect early signs of bearing problems.

Proper bearing lubrication is essential for equipment reliability and longevity. By following these best practices, you can help ensure that your bearings operate efficiently and have an extended service life.



Lubexpert acoustic lubrication


The SDT LUBExpert Ultrasound tool is an affordable tool to help you grease bearings right. The Lube expert allows you to monitor bearings as lubrication is being added. A bearing with not enough grease is “loud” as is a bearing with too much grease.



In the realm of bearing maintenance, inadequate lubrication is a primary culprit behind costly failures. Enter LUBEChecker, an ultrasound-based innovation laser-focused on optimizing grease replenishment. This remarkable tool seamlessly integrates into your lubrication routine, harmonizing with condition-based intervals.

SDT270 with RS1T lubrication sensor
SDT270 with LUBExpert Option

SDT270 with Lubexpert Option

The SDT270 with the LUBExpert option lets you know when to grease, and how much to grease to use, which are key to optimizing bearing lubrication.  Predict lubrication intervals and add just the right amount of grease with SDT’s integrated ultrasound greasing solutions.