Different types of lubrication systems Prolube Marketing design, supply and install

Prolube Marketing has been in the fluid handling industry for many years. During this time, we have designed, supplied and installed a variety of lubrication systems for numerous clients. Read about the lubrication systems that we have on offer below:

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Things to consider when selecting the right automatic lubrication system

Automatic lubrication systems are a great investment. These systems reduce safety risks, promote accurate lubrication, decrease labour costs and so much more. Not to mention, most of these systems are very easy to maintain. There are so many automatic lubrication systems to choose from that you may not know which one is right for you. Read about the considerations of selecting the right automatic lubrication system:

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Different types of central pumping units offered by Prolube Marketing

The central pumping unit is the heart of the lubrication system, pumping oil to all the bearings, joints and other lubrications points. These units are very important for the operation of the machinery. Prolube Marketing understands their importance, which is why we offer so many different types! Read about the different types of central pumping units offered by Prolube Marketing below:

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Things to consider when selecting the right automatic lubrication system

Automatic lubrication systems are a great investment. These systems reduce safety risks, promote accurate lubrication, decrease labour costs and so much more. Not to mention, most of these systems are very easy to maintain. There are so many automatic lubrication systems to choose from that you may not know which one is right for you. Read about the considerations of selecting the right automatic lubrication system:

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Different types of lubrication systems Prolube Marketing design, supply and install

Prolube Marketing has been in the fluid handling industry for many years. During this time, we have designed, supplied and installed a variety of lubrication systems for numerous clients. Read about the lubrication systems that we have on offer below:

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What is the difference between a single line and a dual line lubrication system?

An automatic lubrication system is a system built to deliver controlled amounts of lubrication to different parts of a machine during its operation. We are going to be looking at the differences between single line and dual-line lubrication systems. 

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The importance of contamination management

Implementing proper methods of filtration is the most effective way to eliminate contamination in hydraulic systems. Contamination of hydraulic and lubrication fluids, as well as lack of adequate filtration, is a leading cause of hydraulic system and component failure. To successfully maintain hydraulic systems and components, one must understand the specifics of fluid contamination, the sources for system contamination, and why filtration is the most cost-effective way to maintain fluid cleanliness.

Fluid contamination is a major contributor in approximately 70% of hydraulic system failures. Contaminant particles find their way into pumps, valves, servo-valves and various hydraulic system components where they cause wear. In extreme cases, they can cause a component to seize.

By eliminating the particles and fibers that cause wear in these systems, many of these expenses can be avoided. Filtration is the simplest means of eliminating particles.

Contamination management is crucial. Hydraulic systems rely on a clean, properly specified fluid to deliver consistent power. Every hydraulic system requires some degree of filtration to keep the fluid clean. Removing particles that harm the system, or more specifically, system components, will prevent premature wear and prolong the system’s life. By implementing a contamination management program through proper filtration and systematic maintenance, plant managers can eliminate 80% of the potential causes of premature hydraulic system failure.

The advantages of using flow meters

As technology advances and new industries are developed, the need for precise and exact measurements increases. Liquid flow meters are one such innovative tool created to meet this need. Continuous development of these instruments has served the advancement of many different industries and an ever-increasing range of applications.

True to its name, liquid flow meters measure liquid or gas flow through a pipe and its rate of change. Different types exist with varying construction to serve a wide range of purposes; however, each are built to the best possible fluid temperature, etc of a liquid and the area of application.

Advantages through wide-range applications

Today, liquid flow meters have cemented themselves as essential instruments utilized in many different industries. Some of these industries include :

Fuel and oil
Petrochemical
Chemical
Pharmaceutical
Paints, grease and coating
Food and beverages
Differential pressure flow meters:
Suitable for gas and steam measurement
Low pressure drops for nozzles
Withstands extreme pressures and temperatures
Ability to change range

Electromagnetic Flow Meters:

Foremost advantage is fixed parts
Withstands changes in density, viscosity, temperature, and electrical
Conductivity
Not affected by contamination of liquid
Easy to maintain with a low maintenance cost
Capable of operating in both directions

All about grease pumps

Grease transfer is typically difficult due to its viscosity, therefore high pressure grease pumps are required to transfer grease proficiently and quickly. Grease is commonly transferred from barrels using a grease drum pump which must be used alongside a follower plate. The follower plate is placed inside a container and ensures the removal of grease from the sides of the container, directing it into the grease pump ensuring minimal wastage.

Air operated grease pumps are a popular choice, complete with a hose and trigger nozzle either for dispensing or for applying grease to machinery. For larger volumes of grease transfer, electric grease pumps are popular including peristaltic and gear pumps. The air-operated grease supply system operates with 2 up to 10 bar compressed air depending on the desired pressure ratio. The cylinder of the pump will automatically be switched before reaching the end position which generates the upward and downward stroke necessary for delivering.

This precise, mechanical switch-over is integrated inside the pump head and therefore well protected against external influences and manipulation. The well-engineered geometric form of the valve and the sleeve with spring supported toggle guarantee a safe switching.

Also, to ensure that the grease pump will not corrode in a marine environment, the pump is specified to come with a stainless steel tube set. We supply the complete package including barrel pump, motor, hose and connections. This ensures the pump is ready to be used as soon as it arrives.

The drum pumps we supply are of the highest quality and extremely reliable. You can be confident with grease pumps supplied by us as we strictly comply with international standards.

The Benefits of using spray lubrication systems

Spray lubrication systems ensure the proper volume of lubricant is applied to the target with minimal waste. Many spray system configurations are available ranging from simple automated systems to replace manual or roller/brush systems to more sophisticated systems that are suitable for use with multiple parts. System alternatives include a wide range of hydraulic and pneumatic nozzles, spray headers, coil lubricator, controllers, etc.

The benefits

Most systems include Precision Spray Control (PSC) to ensure uniform coverage even when line speeds vary

Accurate spray placement reduces lubricant consumption

Automated on/off control eliminates drips and leaks that cause quality issues

Reduced over-spray and misting means less maintenance downtime and improved worker safety

Wide range of system configurations for use with low or high viscosity lubricants

Optional spray headers ensure proper fluid delivery to the nozzles and trouble-free operation

You’ll get a spray gun ideally suited to your application. Choose from a wide range of our spray lubrication systems with dozens of compatible spray tips, materials and accessories.

All about Gear Pumps

A basic gar pump features a rotary housing containing 2 or more gears; that is toothed wheels, helical gears or lobed cams. Tight tolerances are required between the casing and gears, bore and gears and also between the gears. Typical housing will have an inlet and outlet, for suction and discharge respectively. The 2 main types are; external gear pumps, which use two external gears and internal gear pumps which use internal and external gears. The term positive displacement for gear pumps describes the fixed amount of fluid they move for each revolution.

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Getting the best out of your Fluid Management System

In the lubrication industry, a fluid management system is comprised of various fluid control components which meter, monitor and dispense oil and other lubes. Technicians dispense a huge amount of bulk fluid which makes it very critical to keep it in check, whether on the field, workshop or fleet service centres: every drop counts.

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Oil circulation systems

Mechanical engineering has evolved significantly, not only in advancements, but also in health and safety, environmental aspects, reliability and sustainability.

Competition among suppliers is also noted, with available suppliers exceeding market demand. Competition between customers also influences their choice of equipment used, with grease emphasis on productivity, reduced operating costs, quick return in investments, health and safety, and profits.

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Air-Operated pumps

An air-operated pump is a positive displacement reciprocating pump utilized for the general transfer of liquids, and is driven by means of a compressed gas from an outside source. The compressed gas that’s used within an air-operated pumps is normally just air, and the directional flow of the internal process liquid is produced from suction and discharge check valves. Air-operated pumps are utilized in different industries, including petrochemical and food and beverage facilities, along with wherever else they are needed.

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