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Lubricators and lubricating systems dispense or distribute oils and grease to mechanical devices such as bearings, conveyor chains, railroad rails, air tools, or packing glands, for the purpose of minimizing friction between moving parts.
At one mine site, the replacement rate for four 44-mm ropes was extended from an average 18.5 months to 43 months. At another mine, life cycles of four 43-mm x 2073 meter ropes were extended from an average 8 months to 12 months.
Not only can long-lasting lubricants increase productivity, leading to greater profits, they can also reduce costs through more energy efficient processes, reduced lubricant consumption and a reduction in maintenance and replacement machinery.
Time saving Increasing work safety Lower lubricant consumption Less machine downtime Reducing energy costs Reducing risk of contamination Contamination Costs Safety In the mining industry the access to many lubrication points is burdensome or dangerous. Manual lubrication is inconvenient due to spacious facilities and a large variety of different lubricants and applications. Contamination […]
Electrically controlled automatic lube systems – a popular add-on to trucks in Europe whose popularity is growing in the U.S. – ensure lubrication points periodically get a small doses of fresh grease by dispensing it at regular intervals