An auto lube (automatic lubrication) system, also known as a centralised lubrication system, supplies predetermined volumes of lubricating grease or oil to critical points throughout a piece of equipment. It plays a critical role in keeping all sorts of equipment up and running, from small to massive equipment, from light-duty construction applications to heavy-duty mining applications.
Auto lube systems are made up of a few key components. The three main ones are pumps, metering devices and controllers.
On-vehicle and heavy-equipment automatic oil and grease pumps help to reduce unplanned downtime and maintenance costs. This is because auto lube systems provide consistent lubrication on a more frequent basis than manual techniques. Too little lubrication creates heat and wear. Too much lubrication creates drag, which in turn creates heat and causes wear, as well as damaging seals. Graco grease and oil pumps deliver the right amount of lubricant at the right time.
Selecting the right metering devices will also help keep your equipment running smoothly. They allow you to easily dispense lubricants to every point — you decide where and when. Graco (series progressive) valves and injectors are designed for a wide range of configurations, outlets and dispense volumes to lubricate multiple-sized bearings to help minimise equipment downtime.
By optimising lubrication intervals with controllers you can take total control of the whole auto lube process. The Graco GLC™ Series of controllers capture and deliver more information, allowing for faster, smarter decisions. Easy to understand and easy to update, this family of automatic lubrication controllers helps increase productivity. Control your system from the palm of your hand with the GLC X Controller and Graco Auto Lube™ app.