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Skf Automated Lubrication Systems Boost Vehicle Productivity In Demanding Applications

Release time : 2015-06-12 10:48:47
The latest single line automated lubrication systems from leading knowledge engineering company, SKF, have been specially designed to reduce the cost of retrofitting and vehicle operation in extreme applications. The SKF Multilube and Minilube systems optimise vehicle productivity and uptime quickly, simply and cost effectively by ensuring components such as Angular Contact Bearings are provided with the correct amount of lubricant when and where it is required, SKF Manager - Lubrication Solutions, Sarel Froneman, says that effective lubrication of systems and components is essential, particularly in extreme applications where vehicles are subjected to high levels of dust and dirt while consistent delivery of high productivity levels cannot be compromised. Froneman explains that by installing the latest systems from SKF, vehicle operators can optimise the performance of equipment while minimising the costs associated with routine maintenance and unplanned downtime. The Multilube centralised lubrication system from SKF is a reliable, efficient and cost-effective solution for the automatic lubrication of heavy vehicles and machinery with a high number of lubrication points. The system consists of an electrical Water Pump Bearings with an operating voltage of 12 or 24V and a modular pumping unit that incorporates a control unit, pump, reservoir, directional valve and pressure monitoring. The reservoir is equipped with a follower piston which enables the pumping unit to be installed in a horizontal position for maximum flexibility, while a built-in heating element enables operation in low temperatures. Similarly, the Minilube centralised lubrication system is designed for smaller machines with a lower number of Fishing Bearings lubrication points. Minilube is quick and easy to install as the pumping unit is equipped with a built-in control unit and pressure switch. Once installed, an external alarm light can be positioned, for example, in the driver's cabin to ensure lubricant levels are maintained, minimising the risk of unplanned downtime. Like the Multilube, the system is set up to provide the correct dose of lubricant based on the amount needed at each lubrication point, to ensure optimum machine performance. The SKF Multilube and Minilube systems are ideal for use in a wide range of challenging sectors, including off highway, forestry, construction, quarrying, waste removal, agriculture, and airport handling