These kinds of systems typically consists of a reservoir, a pump and one or several hoses. The intention is to supply lubricant to several lubrication points from one system, instead of having to perform manual lubrication at each lubrication point. Smaller systems of this type is usually found on different type of off-road vehicles, while larger ones are used to perform lubrication on large installations such as paper machines, continuous casters, etc.
This is a term used to indicate how good the product is to prevent corrosion from taking place in an application, which is an important aspect when applications operate in wet or humid conditions. Our method of evaluating this property is typically the Emcor test, which is a dynamic bearing test performed in presence of water that shows how well the grease can protect the bearing surfaces during a defined test cycle.
This is a term used to indicate the ability of the grease to protect the application from shock loads. Shock loads are short spikes of high load that may take place in an application that risk to damage the application surfaces. Some examples here are forces created when large rocks are handled by an excavator or when a truck passes a bump on the road.
High temperature conditions are present in many industries where running and/or peak temperatures exceed 120°C. These conditions can cause the lubricant to soften or degrade with the consequence of improper lubrication eventually resulting in component damage. An appropriate lubricant can aid these challenges with its ability to withstand shear and thermal degradation. Peak temperatures exceeding recommended temperature range require frequent re-lubrication.