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:

The application

You would need to consider the application that you intend to use the automatic lubrication system for. Different applications would require different lubrication systems according to their method of lubrication, such as injectors, or their ability to withstand the pressure or temperature of the equipment. Single line injector lubrication systems are a very reliable choice; however, dual line lubrications systems are also reliable, but are more suited to high pressure situations, making them the top choice over single line injector lubrications systems when it comes to pressurised equipment such as loading equipment.

Oil vs grease

You would need to consider whether you require an oil or grease lubrication system. When it comes to high speed applications that reach high temperatures, oil lubrication systems are the best choice, and the most common choice in these cases. However, grease is the most used lubricant for bearings due to its high viscosity. The thickness of grease allows it to provide adequate separation of parts such as the sliding and interlocking parts of the equipment. A grease lubrication system is also more efficient in keeping the grease within the bearing envelope.

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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:

Hand operated Pumps

Hand operated lubrication pumps are one of the many central pumping units offered by Prolube Marketing. As the name suggests, these units are manually operated. These central pumping units are suitable for small machinery.

Air Operated Pump

An air operated pump is a central pumping unit that operates by mean of compressed air. This pressurised air carries the lubricant to its necessary points. These pumping units are very efficient and are easy to operate.

Electric Motor Driven Pumps

Electric motor driven pumps use motors to pump the lubricant into the necessary areas of the system. These pumps are useful as the motor can be used to alter the flow of the lubricant. The flow can be set at a specific rate, or it can fluctuate depending on the application it is being used for.

Mechanical Driven Pumps

Most mechanical driven pumps are used in multi-line lubrication systems. Multi-line lubrication systems are systems that have more than one lubrication outlet. Each lubrication point has its own pumping element. Mechanical pumps use stackable elements to feed these lubrication points.

Hydraulic Driven Pumps

Hydraulic driven pumps use pressurised hydraulic fluid to push the lubricant through the system, to its designated points. These hydraulic central pumping units are useful in providing clean, cool lubrication to machinery.

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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:

The application

You would need to consider the application that you intend to use the automatic lubrication system for. Different applications would require different lubrication systems according to their method of lubrication, such as injectors, or their ability to withstand the pressure or temperature of the equipment. Single line injector lubrication systems are a very reliable choice; however, dual line lubrications systems are also reliable, but are more suited to high pressure situations, making them the top choice over single line injector lubrications systems when it comes to  pressurised equipment such as loading equipment.

Oil vs grease

You would need to consider whether you require an oil or grease lubrication system. When it comes to high speed applications that reach high temperatures, oil lubrication systems are the best choice, and the most common choice in these cases. However, grease is the most used lubricant for bearings due to its high viscosity. The thickness of grease allows it to provide adequate separation of parts such as the sliding and interlocking parts of the equipment. A grease lubrication system is also more efficient in keeping the grease within the bearing envelope.

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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:

Single line progressive lubrication systems

These systems offer years of durability and reliability. They have a very compact design and require minimal maintenance to keep operating and providing continuous lubrication to bearings for time to come. Single line progressive lubrication systems can be used for many applications such as construction equipment, wind turbine generators and much more.

Single line injector lubrication systems

Lubrication systems such as this can always be trusted to keep your system running, even if there are faults. If one injector happens to fail, it will not affect the entire system as other injectors will continue to inject an accurate amount of lubricant to each lubrication point.

Dual line lubrication systems

Dual line lubrication systems are commonly found in application such as loading equipment, cement works and more. These systems work well on pressurised equipment as it can function at high pressures. The systems can also easily be expanded or changed due to the modular elements.

Machine tool lubrication systems

This centralised lubrication system is used on industrial machinery in order to reduce downtime, improve the overall operations of the machinery, reduce the waste of lubrication and more. It is an efficient way to automatically lubricate all parts of the machinery.

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Hand operated pumps vs electric motor driven pumps

There are many different types of central pumping units that can be used to complete various pumping tasks. Two types of pumps that you may find on offer are hand operated pumps and electric motor driven pumps. Read more about these two pumps below:

Hand operated pumps

As the name suggests, these pumps are manually operated. They do not have any motors to control them and are completely reliant on human operation. These pumps are used in various industries in order to move fluid through systems. One type of hand pump that you may be familiar with is a hand pump placed above ground level, used to pump water from below the surface of the ground out through a tap on the pump. These hand operated pumps do require a bit of manual labour, but they are perfect for systems that require fluid infrequently.

Electric motor driven pumps

Unlike hand operated pumps, electric motor driven pumps do not require manual operation . Instead, these pumps have a motor that will automatically pump fluid through the system whenever necessary. These pumps will push the fluid through the system on their own at specific times. These electric motor driven pumps work systematically and are the perfect choice for systems that require fluid regularly. These pumps are often used in industrial machinery to provide the moving components within the machinery with the frequent lubrication that they need to continue working.

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Is it important to test and service your pumps and lubrication system?

The pumps and lubrication system are very important factors that allow the operation of your machinery. If these components fail, your machinery will cease to function. For this reason, it is highly important to test and service your pumps and lubrication systems.

What is their function

The function of a pump is to push the lubricant through the lubrication system to the points within the machinery where lubrication is required. The function of the lubrication system is to carry the lubricant to these points. If the pump fails, the parts of machinery that require lubrication will not receive any, causing irreparable wear and tear. If the lubrication system is clogged, or has leaks, it will be inefficient in carrying the lubricant to its destination. However, this can be avoided by means of testing and servicing.

Why you should test and service them

Testing your pumps and lubrication system will ensure that they are in optimal working condition. If they are not tested, and your machinery is allowed to run as usual, it could cause some major problems. By testing it, you are avoiding unnecessary damage to your machinery. These components should also be serviced according to manufacturer specifications. These services will provide your pumps and lubrication system with the special attention that they need to continue performing as they should.

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Everything you need to know about Oil Circulating, Jacking and Filtration Systems

Oil circulating, jacking and filtration systems are used mostly to pump lubricating oil to bearings and gears to ensure their continued effectivity in any given application. These machines are also handy for cleaning off wear debris on gears and bearings and provide an all-in-one lubrication solution for any mechanical system. If need be, oil circulating, jacking and filtration systems also remove any heat introduced into the oil by friction.

How do oil circulating, jacking and filtration systems work?

These systems come standard with several parts and components that act in harmony to accomplish their objectives.

Reservoirs

The oil system’s reservoir has a rectangular area which forms the base for the other items to be mounted. Reservoirs come in different sizes that are dependent on the purity of the oil being circulated. Bigger reservoirs are usually needed for systems that circulate contaminated oil, whereas smaller reservoirs are good enough for systems with clean oil.
Another factor is the heat that may be introduced into a sample of oil. Bigger reservoirs are recommended so that oil coolers won’t be necessary additions.

Reservoir heating

When controlling the flow of high viscosity oil, some form of heating is required to ensure that the oil is circulated at a constant viscosity. Most lubrication systems only have simple needle valves or orifice plates to read the temperature without giving controllers much opportunity to control the heat and flow of the oil.
The oil circulating, jacking and filtration systems we offer at Prolube Marketing offer heat control functions, making it easier for controllers to keep the system in balance. Get in touch with us today to learn more!

Pumps

Generally, two gear and screw positive displacement pumps (a main and a standby) are fitted to the system to for an automatic changeover which allows the system to continue its operation if anything goes wrong. These pumps are normally driven by an electric motor; in some systems though, the main pump is driven directly by the plant being served.

Control

All the operations mentioned above need to be regulated, controlled, and maintained by operators. This requires a full range of pressure, temperature and flow valves and instrumentation for operators to ensure that the system works as it should. Routine maintenance is also essential to keep the systems operating at full capacity.
Get in touch with us today to learn more!

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Advantages of using high delivery transfer pumps

Transfer pumps, also known as utility pumps, are machines that make the lives of many people much easier. They serve the purpose of transferring water from one location to another and are relied on by several industries around the world.
Transfer pumps offer numerous advantages in a number of industries, including but not limited to industrial and construction projects, domestic DIY fixes as well in commercial applications. If you’re in need of such a device, there are available to you; if you want to learn more about them however, continue reading!

How do transfer pumps work?

Utility pumps basically pull water from one spot using a suction motor and transfers the stream through pipes to the desired location. These devices come in several sizes, though the most is a compact configuration that can be used in several locations.

The beauty in the design of a transfer pipe is in its simplicity; because of their minimalist build and clear-cut function, transfer pumps can be used by virtually anyone. There are different kinds of transfer pumps available, such as fuel-powered piston pumps and electrical pumps, each offering their own benefits. Let’s take a closer look at a few advantageous domestic uses of high delivery transfer pumps:

Flush out a flooded basement

Is there too much rainwater seeping into your basement? Get yourself a transfer pump! Don’t let rainwater damage all the items you have stored in your basement. Transfer pumps will save you both time and money .
Empty your pool with ease.

Rather than going through a laborious manual process of emptying your pool, transfer pumps can help you easily drain your pool if it hasn’t been built with a fully capable drainage system. This applies mostly to old, unmodified pools; if this is your issue , get in touch with us today!

Long term solution

Transfer pumps are built to last you years with minimal maintenance. Because of their efficient design, you can even stand to make money by renting out your machine! Browse the pumps we have in stock .

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Tips for choosing the right flow meter

A flow meter is a device that helps determine the flow of water through pipes, whether it be the speed, velocity or distance traversed. As handy as these devices can be, they are often specific only to certain jobs, thus making them inaccurate in some applications and fully accurate in others. This makes it imperative to choose the right flow meter for your specific application.

How do flow meters work?

There are several types of flow meters that you can use to measure different aspects of the flow of water. Some meters measure the water’s speed and/or quantity while others can determine the velocity at which a stream of water is travelling.
Most flow meters make use of sine wave technology to measure the displacement of water relative to certain variables to come up with accurate readings. Contact us today to learn more about how flow meters work and to find out whether or not you need one .

How to choose the right flow meter

Water flow meters are primarily used for water distribution systems where the water flow rate needs to be measured to provide accurate readings for water distribution pipes. They have several applications for professionals in industry and commerce, as well as for DIYers. As such, choosing the right one for your needs can prevent frustration.

Understand your application

As we’ve mentioned, there are several types of water flow meters that all accomplish different goals, such as measuring the quantity of water in a sample space or the speed of the water relative to desired variables. If you don’t know exactly what you need to use the flow meter for, chances are you’ll end up wasting your money.

Traditional vs new school

As with all machines, flow meters are evolving every single day. Today, you have the option of going for high-tech flow meters that use infrared light to create more accurate measurements of the flow of different liquids.
While these are mostly used in laboratories, they still have uses in high-stakes applications such as in manufacturing and construction. Before purchasing a flow meter, be sure to do some research into whether you should invest in new school tech or if traditional (and cheaper flow meters can get the job done .

Browse your options

As with all things, you need to browse every plausible option before making a purchase. There are many types of flow meters in the market today, and several brands all competing to bring you the best product. Get in touch with us today if you’d like some help choosing the right flow meter.

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Types of industries that use Lube Trucks and Lube Trailers

When you’re working with any form of machinery, you’ll be working with more moving parts than most people would care to count. As such, you need to be able to keep all of your machines and devices lubricated no matter what environment you’re in. This is where lube trucks and lube trailers come into the picture.

What are lube trucks and lube trailers?

A lube truck is a truck that easily dispenses lubrication for a wide variety of tools and machines. These vehicles are multi-purpose instruments that people in several industries rely on when working on the move or in remote areas, such as on a country-side freeway or a remote mine. Most trucks are built for resilience and reliability, allowing workers to use them in the harshest of environments.

Most lube trucks are multi-purpose, they can also be used to house tools, provide lighting for workers as well as store any essential items workers need to do their work. They can also be used as fuel vessels, making them the best option when you’re working with power tools and machines that run on fuel.

Lube trailers on the other hand are suitable and much more affordable alternatives to lube trucks. While not offering as much functionality as lube trucks, lube trailers allow users to keep their equipment lubricated and depending on their size can also store small-to-medium sized tools and equipment.

Which industries use lube trucks and lube trailers?

Construction

For any construction project, you need to have a quick and convenient way to keep your equipment well lubricated, lest you take the risk of needlessly damaging your tools.

Mining

Mining is only as effective as the miners and the tools that they use. Lube trucks and lube trailers allow miners to do their jobs without the hassle of rusty or unfuelled equipment, especially when working in remote areas.

Road maintenance

Road maintenance requires people to work in remote locations, especially when county-side freeways need to be maintained.
Lube trucks and lube trailers are the perfect multi-purpose tools to use for road maintenance, get in touch with us today to learn more!

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