The exploited raw materials must be processed in order to be feasible for further processing by other industries. That's what makes the segment Mining Processing an important chain in the supply chain. Similiar to mining trucks and excavators, Groeneveld-BEKA plays in this sector a significant role. Unplanned downtime as a result of a lubrication related failure is very costly. Next to that, machines are full-time in operation, making manual lubrication an unthinkable option.
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Automatic lubrication systems
In mining, optimal lubrication is key to prevent excessive wear and tear of pins and bushings (keeps out dirt, dust and water). Groeneveld-BEKA's heavy duty automatic lubrication systems are equipped with extremely strong lines and extra-large reservoirs in order to meet demands for lubrication. Groeneveld-BEKA automatic lubrication systems offer a number of important benefits:
Fully engineered systems
Groeneveld-BEKA will design a tailor made lubrication plan for mining processing machines. Firstly the type of grease will be determined. Because no matter how well the lubrication system will perform, if the wrong type of grease will be supplied to the greasing points, operations will run into problems. After the right type of grease has been selected, the lubrication technique will be chosen. Groeneveld-BEKA offers several lubrication techniques, all whith its unique characteristics. Afterwards the right lubrication pump and reservoir size will be selected.
The lubrication plan will be designed by well-trained and experienced technicians. Please feel free to get in touch with us to discuss the possibilities.
What is lubrication?
The application of a film of grease between moving parts in a machine or vehicle. The film of grease prevents any metallic contact between moving parts, like pins and bushings, bearings and steering knuckles. It also stops dirt, water and dust entering the lubrication point and prevents corrosion. Inadequate lubrication causes wear and tear, machine and vehicle failure and increases costs.
What is grease?
Grease is a thickened oil and always consists of two different components: oil and a thickener. The oil is the actual lubricant, while the thickener ensures that the oil remains in place.
What does automatic lubrication involve?
Automatic lubrication involves pumping the grease from the reservoir of the lubrication system to the lubrication points. The quantity of grease per lubrication point and the interval can both be set in advance.
Which types of automatic lubrication systems are there?
Progressive systems. All lubrication points are consecutively lubricated with the predetermined amount of grease. Parallel systems. All lubrication points are administered the predetermined amount of grease at the same time.
For which situations is an automatic lubrication system suitable?
For all situations in which moving parts need to be separated from each other by means of a film of grease. Groeneveld lubrication systems are most frequently used for wheel loaders, excavators, trucks, trailers, buses, port equipment, mining machines, forestry equipment and agricultural equipment.