Grease pumps work together with the reservoir and filter to lubricate machinery. The pump moves the lubricant along the system and into areas that need lubrication. Grease pumps can be manual or automatic; while the manual pumps rely on physical labor, automatic pumps can use pneumatic, hydraulic, or electric power.
Grease is a non-liquid lubricant with higher viscosity than regular oil. A viscous combination of oil and soap, grease is preferred to other petrol-based lubricants in locations where oil drippings are undesirable. Grease is applied to machinery under heavy pressure, specifically in points of heightened friction. It is a desirable piece of lubricant equipment because it is easy to use, built to keep the grease contaminant free and is economically and environmentally friendly. A grease pump is a lubrication system that aesthetically resembles a small vacuum, although its body can range in size, holding anywhere from thirty pounds to four hundred pounds of grease. Another positive attribute is the grease pump has the ability to match up with other lubricating systems, such as central lubrication systems and grease guns. Additional chemical additives can also be mixed into the grease formula for specific characteristics, such as adding anti-wear agents to keep the metal from abrasions and oxidation inhibitors to prolong the life of the grease. Grease pumps are commonly employed by the automotive and manufacturing industries, although large machinery in the food and beverage, marine and construction industries also make use of the lubricators.
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