June 26 2015
Problems with manual lubrication:
- Manual lubrication is a time consuming process and is sometimes forgotten and as a result inadequate lubrication causes high repair and downtime expenses due to premature wear.
- Manual lubrication is done while the machine is sitting still or static which means that when you grease, there is a load on one side of the pin and bushing.
- The grease is directed to the no-load side with excess grease being pushed out of the joint.
- With manual greasing, every time you connect a grease gun to nipple there is a high risk of contamination.
- Regularity, availability and reliability of the maintenance staff.
- Climate conditions.
- Planning of Service logistic.
- Need for frequent interruption for lubrication purpose.
- Tiresome operation.