Proper lubrication is important because without it there are many ill-effects such as higher than normal wear and tear, decreased machine accuracy and decreased production efficiency. As a result, lubricants are essential to maintaining efficiency and decreasing costs. Read More…
LSP Industries, Inc.Rockford, IL | 800-577-7895
When it comes to grease dispensers we are the experts! It is our goal that we provide the highest quality custom products in the industry to ensure that we achieve full customer satisfaction every time. We are committed to providing quick turnaround times in order to get your products back to you so we may assist you in keeping your business moving along! Fill out the easy contact form on our website or call us today to get started!$$$
Lumax, LLCCharlotte, NC | 844-660-6876
Lumax has proudly served the professional Automotive, Industrial, Agricultural, Hardware, and Retail Markets with quality lubrication products for over two decades. Our well-engineered Grease Guns, Pumps, Funnels, Drains, Fittings, Filter Wrenches, and Accessories are the results of years of ongoing research and development; while working alongside our customers to exceed industry standards and our customer's needs in lubrication and fluid management equipment.$$$
DUALCO Inc.Houston, TX | 713-644-1164
DUALCO, a Houston, Texas U.S.A. based company has been manufacturing quality products since 1960. DUALCO’s primary focus is manufacturing “handheld” lubrication and packing devices. All grease guns, couplers, fittings, and nozzle accessories available from DUALCO have a proven history of quality performance and are well suited to meet requirements for a wide variety of applications.$$$
J. Dedoes Inc.Wixom, MI | 800-941-9450
Welcome to J. Dedoes, manufacturer & distributor of sealant, adhesive & lubrication dispensing equipment. We offer a broad range of quality, Brand name products not limited to Graco, Loctite, Axson Construction Products and more. Additional services bring you an authorized warranty repair center for all Graco products, a full machine shop, custom filling and a pickup and delivery service system.$$$
Bartco TechGlenmoore, PA | 610-942-4861
Our lubricating systems cannot be beat! We have been producing high quality products since we first opened our doors and this is a tradition that we strive to continue long into the future! We have made it our mission to fulfill all of our customers industrial lubrication needs. We have the knowledge and the quality products to provide you with a low and competitive pricing plan in order to better serve you. Visit our website today!$$$
Grease, one of the more common lubricants, works exceptionally well for machinery that does not need to be lubricated too frequently. Because grease is such thick and viscous oil it will stay in positions that liquid oil from an oil dispenser would not. Formed from a mixture of oil and soap, various additives can be introduced into the mixture to develop desired characteristics. For instance, Teflon is a possible additive to grease that produces enhanced lubrication properties.
Commonly seen in the automotive industry, grease dispensers are essential in a wide range of industries including industrial manufacturing, for the lubrication of various process and assembly machinery; pharmaceutical, for use in research laboratories for the lubrication of glassware such as stopcocks and ground glass joints; food and beverage, for the lubrication of processing and packaging equipment; and construction, to lubricate various equipment and supplies such as hand-operated power tools.
Grease functions as a shear-thinning lubricant, meaning that its viscosity is reduced under shear, which is defined as stress that is applied in a parallel or tangential manner rather than normal stress, which is applied in a perpendicular method. When a sufficient level of shear is achieved, the viscosity of the grease drops and becomes similar to that of liquid oil, thus functioning as a lubricant.
Grease dispensers generally consist of three essential components: a pump, a gear set and some kind of control system or feature. Most grease dispensers have a motor, but since they can be powered in a couple of different manners including manual, electromechanical and pneumatic, they could also be powered through a hand-lever.
In terms of what kind of pump is used, grease dispensers often use a positive displacement pump, which functions by trapping a fixed amount of grease and then forcing it into the feed lines. The grease is taken from the reservoir, which is a container that stores the grease until it is needed to be dispersed or once the grease has left and returned again from area of lubrication.
Grease dispensers can feed one or more areas of lubrication. Grease dispensers that have a single point of lubrication are used on small machine applications, while grease dispensers with multiple points of lubrication are used for medium to large sized machines.