Single-point lubricators are also an excellent option if the bearings are in an area that is difficult to access or if a constant supply of grease is required.
In the steel industry the access to many lubrication points is burdensome or dangerous. Manual lubrication is inconvenient due to a large variety of different lubricants and applications.
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.
In the manufacturing industry, equipment maintenance is integral to keeping your company running. If a piece of equipment fails, the downtime is expensive — both in equipment repair costs and lost production time.