Automated lubrication systems can be used in a wide variety of industries in addition to food processing, including the pulp and paper, chemical processing, steel, petrochemical and mining industries. From an economic point of view, the payback period for most of these systems is less than a year. In some cases, engineered lubrication systems with advanced monitoring capabilities can save millions of dollars in downtime costs per year.
Selecting the right lubrication system, eliminates the cost and sometimes hazardous task of manually applying controlled amounts of lubricant to multiple equipment locations at frequent time intervals while the equipment is operating. More frequent delivery of smaller amounts of lubricant is particularly important to bearing points on high-speed equipment. This prevents overheating the bearings due to excessive lubricant buildup and ensures longer operating life.