Reliable, accurate lubrication solutions

By | 2021-11-17T06:55:11+00:00 November 17th, 2021|

Equipment lubrication requirements are determined by the type of application and operating conditions. While certain applications need constant lubrication, others may require lubrication only when equipment is running. Irrespective of the type of application and its lubrication requirement, extreme reliability and accuracy are pre-requisites for both as under- and over-lubrication can result in catastrophic as well as costly equipment failure and subsequent production stoppages.

Eddie Martens, SKF Product Manager, Mapro, offers the SKF System 24 TLSD Series as a solution to meet both application requirements, saying, “There are two different types of lubricators in the TLSD Series – the Electro-mechanical single point and Cabled single point automatic units. These TLSD lubricators deliver ultra-reliable lubrication and are ideal for applications that require additional monitoring.”

The Electro-mechanical single point automatic lubricator is used in critical applications that demand constant lubrication. Performing optimally under variable temperatures, this lubrication unit is also suitable for remote installation in restrictive and hazardous locations as well as for applications where high volumes of lubricant are required. The lubrication set is supplied with drive unit, battery pack, filled lubricant cartridge and matching support plate.

The Cabled single point automatic lubricator has been developed for applications that do not run continuously and is ideal for industrial equipment, elevators, and compressors. The lubricator can be set to deliver the correct quantity of lubricant over a set time period and when the equipment or machine is running. Offering an alternative to the battery powered drive unit, this cabled drive unit is cable connected to enable direct power supply and signal transfer.

The main differentiators of the Cabled single point automatic lubricator are the direct power supply from the machine’s control panel and the wired signal function towards the machine’s PLC. The lubricator’s output signals can be used and stored within the equipment’s PLC. “Because the lubricator is powered from an external power supply, it can be switched on and off when necessary,” notes Martens. “This allows improved accuracy of the amount of lubricant supplied compared to traditional manual re-lubrication techniques.”

The TLSD lubricators are suitable for direct and remote installation and have a maximum discharge pressure of 5bar over the whole dispensing period. The replaceable cartridges are filled with 125ml or 250ml SKF lubricants (grease or oil) that has been especially developed for bearing applications. The transparent cartridge reservoir allows fast, easy visual inspection. Multiple accessories are available for both TLSD lubricators.

The SKF System 24 TLSD Electro-mechanical and Cabled single point automatic lubricators for seamless lubrication solutions. Photo credit: SKF SA

The SKF System 24 TLSD Electro-mechanical and Cabled single point automatic lubricators for seamless lubrication solutions. Photo credit: SKF SA