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Lubrication Systems by Livingston & Haven

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Maximizing the OEE of your machinery requires proper lubrication at precise intervals. The problem with manually lubricating machines is that they cycle through periods of under lubrication and then over lubrication; both can be problematic and reduce productivity. 

By installing an automatic lubrication system, a precise amount of grease or oil can be dispensed at a predefined interval to ensure optimal lubrication and do so while the machine is running.

Advantages of automatic lubrication include:

  • Ensures proper amount of lubrication at the proper time.
  • Lubricates while the machine is running, reducing machine downtime for maintenance.
  • Lubricating smaller amounts more often provides optimal lubrication to your bearings.
  • Eliminates the time and labor to remove guards to access lube points.
  • Safety can be enhanced by reducing maintenance’s exposure to hazards and difficult to reach lube points.

L&H provides design, assembly, and installation services for all types of automatic lubrication solutions and can repair and retrofit old, clogged or obsolete systems. As a certified lubrication distributor we can provide spare and replacement parts as well as service and repair for most major brands.

Single Point Lubricators

Single point systems are ideal when lube points are few or spread over a large area.  Single point lubricators typically dispense grease and can be ordered with almost any type of grease and single point oil systems are available.  Applications for single point lubricators include conveyors, electric motors, pumps, blowers, fans.

Series Progressive Systems  

Series progressive systems work with both oils and greases utilizing a centrally located reservoir and pump feeding configurable lube blocks for multi-point lubrication.  The series progressive operating principle allows for system monitoring and feedback to detect blocked ports. 

Typical applications for series progressive systems include manufacturing equipment, presses, slitters, injection molding machines, steel mills, rolling mills, continuous caster, as well as mobile equipment like loaders, dozers, and earth movers.

Volumetric Systems (Injectors)

Single line injection systems are ideal for multipoint lubrication spread over a larger area.  They utilize positive displacement injectors (PDI) to dispense a precise amount of oil or grease regardless of temperature or viscosity of the lubrication. 

Typical applications for single line lubes systems include saw mills, paper machines, injection molding machines, and mobile equipment.

Central Lube Systems

Central lube systems are typically oil based, closed loop systems consisting of a reservoir, pump, filters, and flow controls. Also referred to circulating or recirculating lube oil systems

Circulating lube oil systems are typically used for stamping presses, paper machines, gear boxes, rock crushers, and large industrial machines. 

Chain Oil Lubrication Systems

Chain conveying systems are utilized in many industrial applications and run continuously, often in harsh environments including high heat, wash down, dust and debris.  It is imperative to keep the chains lubricated to prevent premature failure and expensive downtime. 

Chain oil lubrication systems can be found in industries such as automotive, aggregate, food/beverage, heat treat furnaces, automated paint lines, and many others.  L&H provide solutions to maintain proper application of lube without messy over lubrication. 

Connect with us:

If you require assistance in developing a lubrication solution or maintaining & troubleshooting an existing lube system, please fill out the form below or send a detailed email to [email protected]. One of our technicians will contact you to see how can assist. 

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Maximizing the OEE of your machinery requires proper lubrication at precise intervals. The problem with manually lubricating machines is that they cycle through periods of under lubrication and then over lubrication; both can be problematic and reduce productivity. 

By installing an automatic lubrication system, a precise amount of grease or oil can be dispensed at a predefined interval to ensure optimal lubrication and do so while the machine is running.

Advantages of automatic lubrication include:

  • Ensures proper amount of lubrication at the proper time.
  • Lubricates while the machine is running, reducing machine downtime for maintenance.
  • Lubricating smaller amounts more often provides optimal lubrication to your bearings.
  • Eliminates the time and labor to remove guards to access lube points.
  • Safety can be enhanced by reducing maintenance’s exposure to hazards and difficult to reach lube points.

L&H provides design, assembly, and installation services for all types of automatic lubrication solutions and can repair and retrofit old, clogged or obsolete systems. As a certified lubrication distributor we can provide spare and replacement parts as well as service and repair for most major brands.

Single Point Lubricators

Single point systems are ideal when lube points are few or spread over a large area.  Single point lubricators typically dispense grease and can be ordered with almost any type of grease and single point oil systems are available.  Applications for single point lubricators include conveyors, electric motors, pumps, blowers, fans.

Series Progressive Systems  

Series progressive systems work with both oils and greases utilizing a centrally located reservoir and pump feeding configurable lube blocks for multi-point lubrication.  The series progressive operating principle allows for system monitoring and feedback to detect blocked ports. 

Typical applications for series progressive systems include manufacturing equipment, presses, slitters, injection molding machines, steel mills, rolling mills, continuous caster, as well as mobile equipment like loaders, dozers, and earth movers.

Volumetric Systems (Injectors)

Single line injection systems are ideal for multipoint lubrication spread over a larger area.  They utilize positive displacement injectors (PDI) to dispense a precise amount of oil or grease regardless of temperature or viscosity of the lubrication. 

Typical applications for single line lubes systems include saw mills, paper machines, injection molding machines, and mobile equipment.

Central Lube Systems

Central lube systems are typically oil based, closed loop systems consisting of a reservoir, pump, filters, and flow controls. Also referred to circulating or recirculating lube oil systems

Circulating lube oil systems are typically used for stamping presses, paper machines, gear boxes, rock crushers, and large industrial machines. 

Chain Oil Lubrication Systems

Chain conveying systems are utilized in many industrial applications and run continuously, often in harsh environments including high heat, wash down, dust and debris.  It is imperative to keep the chains lubricated to prevent premature failure and expensive downtime. 

Chain oil lubrication systems can be found in industries such as automotive, aggregate, food/beverage, heat treat furnaces, automated paint lines, and many others.  L&H provide solutions to maintain proper application of lube without messy over lubrication. 

Connect with us:

If you require assistance in developing a lubrication solution or maintaining & troubleshooting an existing lube system, please fill out the form below or send a detailed email to [email protected]. One of our technicians will contact you to see how can assist.