Replacing manual lubrication with an automated system reduces downtime and enables OEMs to extend the performance and warranty of their machines.
Proper lubrication is integral to ensuring the functionality of components and systems within heavy-duty machinery. If there’s a bushing, bearing or gear, something that is rotating or sliding in agricultural, construction and mining machines, it’s going to require lubrication” and the heavier the loads, the more aggressive and dirty the environment, the greater the need for lubrication.”
While manual lubrication is still the norm in many applications, use of automated lubrication systems (ALS) is becoming a more prevalent alternative to help minimize downtime, improve overall quality and safety through preventative maintenance.
With an ALS, lubricant can be applied exactly when and where it’s needed while the machine is running. Manual lubrication, on the other hand, requires the machine to be stopped before lubricant can be applied, and may require a person to climb onto the machine which can be a safety issue.
In addition to helping increase safety and productivity for equipment owners, Laucis says OEMs can also benefit from integrating an ALS into their equipment. “It can extend warranty and performance, and it can maintain the unit running at various conditions under the design the machine was geared to do.” read more here
By SARA JENSEN