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Protecting with lubrication

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Proper lubrication is essential to the correct functioning of mechanical equipment and ensures its longevity. “Even over-lubricating is problematic as it causes grease churning and overheating, which can eventually damage a machine’s motor coils or windings,” says Callum Ford, national marketing manager at Lubrication Engineers (LE). “We advise customers to use the minimum quantity lubrication at the correct interval to protect equipment, minimise costs and ultimately optimise their businesses.”

LE’s Xport battery powered grease gun with clear grease tube is especially useful for lubricating hard to reach areas or equipment that requires frequent or large scale lubrication. “We estimate that 60 to 80% of bearing failures are lubricant related, including problems caused by grease cross-contamination,” says Ford. “The grease gun allows for easy and 100% accurate visual identification, eliminates cross-contamination and enhances existing lubrication reliability programmes.”

For larger scale applications, Ford suggests LE’s single point lubrication systems, which are essentially microcomputer lubricators. “With our range of top-quality Xport Perma single point applicators, customers can ensure they deliver precise, timed lubrication without the need for time-consuming manual lubricant application,” he says. “The exact greasing quantity and regreasing intervals for each bearing can be easily calculated and managed by the MQL schedule. In addition, the RFID system helps customers to track, monitor and fix lubrication-related issues during routine inspections, thus simplifying and improving their plant maintenance.”

Single point lubricators remove the uncertainty in greasing intervals and grease volumes on each bearing, as well as ensuring no lubrication point is missed during inspection. They enable easy tracking of bearing problems and ultimately reduce maintenance costs.

For more information contact Callum Ford, Lubrication Engineers, +27 11 464 1735, callum@lubricationengineers.co.za, www.lubricationengineers.co.za




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