NextLube system among top construction innovations of 2018

December 03, 2018

Each year, Construction Equipment magazine recognizes the industry’s most innovative new products — as well as companies’ commitment to research and development critical to bringing them to market — in its Top 100 New Products Award program.

After a lengthy review of the myriad products new to the construction equipment sector in the last year, the 2018 list includes a big innovation from Sage Oil Vac, the NextLube monitor system.

“We considered several hundred product introductions in the process that led us to [the NextLube monitor system],” said Construction Equipment editorial director Rod Sutton. “Our editors made these selections independently, drawing upon our own experience with equipment technology and the equipment marketplace.”

The Sage Oil Vac NextLube monitor system introduces new levels of productivity to fluid control and automation by providing the operator real-time data on fluid levels, enabling them to better organize and manage fluids via a central, easy-to-use control panel.

“NextLube will act as a centralized control panel, so operators can have automated fluid dispense capabilities and monitoring within Sage Oil Vac mobile lube equipment,” said Sage Oil Vac CEO Aaron Sage.

Though the system offers the operator new levels of efficiency and productivity today, it was designed to enable additional functions in the near future, Sage said. In short, this is just the first step of many in automating and streamline what’s long been a time-intensive, sometimes labor-intensive job.

“The overall digitization of what has previously been a manual process creates additional possibilities in future updates,” Sage added. “This could include running the system from an app on a smartphone, tablet or incorporating back-end costs and telematics to specific equipment. The sky is the limit.”

That spirit of innovation and continued work to improve upon the NextLube system in the future was also a key component of the Construction Equipment Top 100 New products of 2018 Awards program.

“These awards serve to emphasize innovations, highlighting manufacturers who are investing in research and development. Their investments pay off for equipment users in the form of greater productivity, efficiency and safety,” Sutton said. “They also ensure a competitive marketplace.”

Contact your local Sage Oil Vac dealer for more product information. Learn more about the NextLube system here.