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Automatic central lubrication

Central lubrication means, that within a machine or plant all lubrication spots are accessible from one spot, no matter where the lubrication elements are located. The lubrication will be led via leading hoses to the targeted spot.

Advantages opposed to other lubrication

With correct programing a precisely dosed amount of lubrication can be added for the optimal point in time. Thus an optimal maintenance of the machine can be ensured. It can also be excluded that the machine can take damage through necessary lubrication by forgetfulness or negligence or even overall ignorance. Hence, such system increases the economy of a machine with the right application despite the higher costs.

Disadvantage

One disadvantage is in the complexity of such systems. Hence the acquisition costs are comparably higher. With the wrong programming mistakes in maintenance may occur, which were more difficult to be detected, than e.g. the simple fact that a machine controller has forgot to execute the lubrication.

Special forms

  • An automatic central lubrication doesn´t necessarily have to have a central lubrication container. The control doesn´t change, as it´s being controlled from a central spot. Such solution is mostly a bit more expensive, but facilitates several different lubricating interbals. Partly several lubrication containers will be used in order to avoid long leading distances.
  • Partly semi-automatic central lubrication can be found as well. The lubrication process will, however, be automatically executed, but the controller has to trigger it manually (e.g. by pressing a key, by clicking a button on the screen, etc.), so that the automatic planing and surveillance intervals is cancelled.

see also: manual central lubrication

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automatische Zentralschmierung an CNC
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automatische Zentralschmierung an Morbidelli CNC
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