OLIP Patrol Management System (OPMS) consists of three components:
(1) OLIP RFID Lubricator
OLIP RFID Lubricator is equipped with a RFID (NFC) tag as an identifier, so that technicians have not to know what the identifier is and all that they have to do is just bring a RFID (NFC) reader close to the RFID (NFC) tag. Without recording identifier number manually, the correctness can be ensured and the maintenance information corresponding to the identifier number can be retrieved as soon as the RFID (NFC) tag is read.(2) Guardwatch ApplicationGuardwatch Application can run on a smart phone or a rugged PDA with RFID (NFC) support to assist technicians in their patrol missions. For smart phone version, it can be downloaded on Google Play. After reading the RFID (NFC) tag of an OLIP RFID Lubricator, Guardwatch application analyses the mission and states of the lubrication point immediately and provides GUI interface to guide the technician to check the key points intelligently. It not only simplifies patrol jobs, but prevents equipment from failure due to inattention or inexperience patrol process.
(3) OPMS Application
OPMS Application runs on a desktop for a maintenance manager to monitor the states of each lubrication point. The state of each lubrication point is highlighted with different colors to notify the manager to perform routine inspection, cartridge exchange or trouble shooting, etc.
With the assistance of OPMS application, a manager can assign and transmit patrol missions to Guardwatch application of a technician via an USB connection. The manager can also keep tracking the progress of each assigned mission on OPMS application
Besides the short distance transmission, OPMS application also provides the capacity of “Live“ transmission which allows OPMS and Guardwatch applications communicate with each other via Internet.
The architecture of “Live” transmission is many to many. That is, one OPMS can associate with multiple Guardwatches. In other words, a manager can assign missions of different divisions and groups to different technicians. On the other hand, one Guardwatch can also associate with multiple OPMSs. In other words, a technician can receive multiple missions from different OPMSs and report the patrol records of each mission to corresponding OPMSs.
Replenishing volume and re-lubricating interval are the critical factors affecting lubrication quality. OPMS provides Minimum Quantity Lubrication (MQL) calculation tool which is based on the maintenance theorem for users to rapidly and conveniently get the theoretically optimum lubrication setting, so that optimum lubrication quality can be achieved easily with MQL support.