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 speed is an indication that the grease is suitable for lubrication of applications operating at high speeds. This property depends on the grease viscosity, anti wear properties and resistance to shear degradation.
Low temperature conditions are present in arctic or sub-arctic regions where temperatures frequently drop below -30°C. At these conditions poor flow properties or even solidification of the lubricant can cause inadequate lubrication, resulting in rapid damage on components and lubricant degradation. An appropriate lubricant can aid these challenges with its ability to flow and lubricate at the needed temperatures. Flow properties Viscosity and viscosity index (VI)