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Product Spotlight: NextLube

February 14, 2017

Sage Oil Vac, a market leader in professional lube equipment, is excited to announce the launch of its next ‘big’ product innovation — the NextLube monitor system. While it might not be large in size, the all-new NextLube monitor system will bring huge improvements in terms of productivity and ease of use.

Sage Oil Vac NextLubeNextLube will allow operators to integrate data while incorporating automation and fluid control with Sage Oil Vac mobile lube equipment. Based on customer feedback, Sage is developing this system to allow for more operator control with a touch screen centralized control panel to take out the manual actuation of valves.

“Based on customer feedback, we developed NextLube to allow more operator control,” said Sage Oil Vac CEO, Aaron Sage. “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.”

NextLube also streamlines maintenance operations by providing real-time fluid levels, totalized quantities of oil dispensed, flow rates and oil temperatures, all while having the capability to tie into existing customer telematics operations. It will also streamline maintenance operations by creating the ability to label individual tanks for quick recognition and organization. With more information to be given to the operator, this product will simplify the job by reducing the learning curve for new operators.

The intuitive touch screen panel will bring a straightforward presentation of information to every job as an optional add-on to Sage Oil Vac equipment. NextLube will display the gallons within the tanks, instead of the percentage, making the process easier for the technician to determine the amount of oil available to complete an exchange. More safety features and logic will be built into the system.

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

NextLube system among top construction innovations

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.”

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 information.

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