Lubrication systems usually consists of a controller/timer, supply lines, pump and reservoirs, feed lines and metering valves & injectors. Each of these parts have a unique function without which the system cannot operate and provide the necessary lubrication to a machine. The Pump is one of the most chief component of the Lubrication Systems. Lubrication pumps are available in varieties.
Lubrication Pumps are available in myriads like Grease Pumps, Manual Pumps, Pneumatic Pumps, Electric Pumps, so on & so forth. However, the most popular ones persist to be the grease pumps, manual pumps and the pneumatic pumps. Lets take a look at some basic features & facts of these pumps.
Grease pumps are the most widely used pumps in industrial world. These pumps are usually compact & rigid thereby, being an easy and convenient option for lubrication.
The Grease pumps are meant for dispensing grease as a lubricant to the parts of application in a machine. The grease pump is quite convenient and apt for machines comprising of 1-20 lubrication points.
The grease pumps work on the pull of the handle. Once the handle is pulled, grease is pulled via the suction port. This creates pressure and grease is thus dispensed through the check valve.
The Grease Pump Equipment is constructed in translucent acrylic reservoir within which the grease is stored. The grease level is indicated by a tell tale rod. In order to ensure positive suction of grease, a follower plate assembly is provided in the equipment. The Grease Pump Equipment comprise of dual outlets of around ¼ BSP on the right as well as the left. Amongst these two outlets in the equipment, one is used for air bleed & the other is used as an outlet.
Manual Lubrication Pumps are highly known for their rigid and compact measures. The manual pumps consists of a very few moving parts making them highly user-friendly. The compact parts make the Manual Lubrication Pump completely hassle free and appropriate for operation.
Manual Pumps are applicable for use when grease has to be fed to the bearings & parts of the machine. The machines that could use manual pumps lubrication need to be light and have a stipulated lubrication parts ranging between 1-20 in number.
Manual Pump Equipments are once again like Grease Pumps made up of translucent acrylic reservoir that contains & stores grease. The rest of the equipment is very much like the Grease Pump except that the Manual Pump Equipment enable the checking of the reverse flow of grease.
Pneumatic pumps are considered to be a little more reliable and durable when it comes to proficient lubrication.
These pumps are quite apposite for allotting grease automatically to the bearings and other parts of lubrication applications in the machine.
The Pneumatic Pump Equipment lubricate parts of application using pneumatic lines that are linked to the ports of pneumatic cylinder, which is in essence built in with pump casing. The lubricating process and mechanism of a pneumatic pump equipment is quite different from the usual Grease pump or manual pump. The mechanism is a little more meticulous and intrinsic for an enhancive and superior lubrication of parts in a machine.
In addition to the Grease Pumps, Manual Pumps & Pneumatic Pumps, a few more varieties of Lubrication pumps are now available in the market for maintaining high industry standards.