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Grease injector raises productivity in harsh applications

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THE latest addition to SKF’s single-line lubricant injector range contributes to increased productivity in tough applications.

That’s according to SKF Product Manager Jordan Butler, who said the new SKF Lincoln SL-6 injector has been designed with ease of use and maintenance in mind, and boasts outstanding leak protection and service life, even with harsh EP (extreme pressure) greases. The SL-6 can easily be retrofitted to existing single-line pump systems.

“With higher demands on productivity, less time for maintenance and low tolerance for unplanned stops, lubrication performance is an important key to machine performance. Reliable lubrication solutions are a must to get the uptime you have invested in.”

Innovations in the SL-6 are focused on supporting the harsh environments for which it is designed, including in dump trucks, excavators, and other mining and construction equipment.

Quick maintenance features include a highly visible red indicator pin, an adjusting screw requiring only basic tools, and a hex-shaped body which maximizes working space, making it easy to handle and work with.

For optimally effective lubrication, its vent speed is faster than that of any competitor, Butler said. This is aided by a daisy-chain effect: as soon as each injector finishes venting, it helps the next one to complete its cycle by consuming grease from the main line.

Improved sealing reduces the risk of lubricant bypass. “In the unlikely event of a failure, the injector’s closed structure channels bypass lubricant to the bearing. Repair is then possible by simply replacing two components.”

Commenting on the benefits of automatic lubrication, Butler said, “Lubricating manually takes extra time, requires the machine to be stopped, and tends to swing between wasteful initial over-greasing and, over time, damagingly low lubrication.

“The SL-6 injector and SKF Lincoln lubrication system help customers to take a giant step toward increased productivity. With less maintenance, less time spent on manual greasing, reduced grease consumption and longer component life, customers will soon see a return on their investment.”

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