Lubricant dispenser extends chain life
Published: 12 June 2020 - Rachael Morling
According to iwis, a leading supplier of precision chain systems for drive and conveyor applications, more than two thirds of all chain failures can be avoided with proper relubrication. In response to this, the company has introduced the CLA (Chain Lubrication Application) which is designed to permanently deliver lubricant to the chain drive and other components with absolute precision.
With this, the special applicator, which is made from a high-performance material, acts as a reservoir via which small quantities of lubricant are continuously delivered to the chain drive at the precise locations it is needed. This prevents too much, or too little, lubricant from being dispensed onto the operating roller chain.
The CLA pumps can be operated separately with time control or integrated into the machine’s PLC. Furthermore, a pump pressure of up to 70 bar means the distributors are able to supply as many as 16 lubrication points with sufficient oil without contaminating the environment and wasting valuable lubricant. The robust special applicators are available in many variants, including custom designs.