Lubricating systems require regular replenishment of lubricants; oil dispensers store large quantities of lubricant until needed to refill a lubricator’s depleted supply.
Although various oil dispenser designs exist, commercial oil dispensers usually resemble a gas pump, and include a hose and nozzle connected to a larger unit. These units come in a range of sizes and holding capacities, ranging anywhere from twenty lbs. to four hundred lbs. Portable dispensers can be used to quickly load grease guns and oil cans that are used in everyday procedures. Oil dispensers, or oilers, are lubrication systems that exclusively dispense oil.
Oil lubricants are usually not organic, but mineral based like petroleum. That means they are substances that have been naturally altered by geochemical processes underground by way of porous rocks or plankton. Mineral oil degrades, but not nearly as quickly as organic oil does. Synthetic oils that have been specially engineered with positive corrosion and wear resistant characteristics are also dispensed by lubricating equipment.
Oil dispensers are important to the operation of many kinds of equipment, and their use extends throughout a large number of industrial contexts. Like grease dispensers, which are incredibly similar to oil dispensers except meant to apply grease instead, they can be found in all sorts of processing plants, such as industrial tools, food and beverage, packaging and printing.
The assembly and process equipment that is the backbone to all of these industries requires lubrication equipment in vast quantities to protect and maintain the functionality of their machines. Automotive industries also use oil dispensers to maintain their vehicle building machines, as well as maintaining the health of the vehicle after it is made.
Like a computer, cars are a good example of how lubrication is important beginning at the base manufacturing step through to the upkeep from a single owner. As responsible consumers who want products that last, a computer or car owner must use lubricants to maintain their products. Oil dispensers can also refer to consumer product contexts in small and simple designs.
An oil dispenser can be a small metal container with a nozzle and lid, meant to hold small amounts of olive oil or vegetable oil for domestic use.