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.
In this article, a case will be made for automatic lubrication as a true necessity, rather than an option. Here are just five of many reasons why automatic lubrication is so valuable.
Some plants have moved to auto lubricators. But let’s not forget these are not maintenance free and they need continuous care. We need to check the reservoirs on a consistent frequency to make sure they have sufficient lubrication to last to the next interval of checking. We need to make sure we record the level of reservoir lubricant to make sure it is delivering lubrication between our level checks.