Machine downtime has an immediate impact on the return on investment (ROI) and the profit of construction and mining equipment. An investment in an automatic lubrication system for a typical machine such as the Caterpillar 320 excavator has an ROI of as little as nine months.
Lubrication reduces friction and allows moving machine parts to slide smoothly past each other. An automatic lubrication system has many advantages compared to manual lubrication.
Air Operated Double Diaphragm Pumps are found in a huge number of applications in the mining industry. Their attractive total cost of ownership is one of their key advantages.
Machines fail for a variety of reasons. Likewise, not all failures are the same. The term “machinery failure” or “malfunction” usually implies that the machine has stopped functioning the way in which it was intended or designed. This is referred to as “loss of usefulness” of the machine or component. For instance, if a
Graco recently launched the Grease Jockey – a new automatic lubrication system for the trucking and fleet industry.