An oiler is a device used to apply lubricating oil to machinery. To ensure effective operation, most moving parts require regular lubrication to prevent wear from friction. Oilers use several different lubricating materials and can apply these materials by various means.
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Applications of Oilers
Oilers are lubrication equipment that applies petrol-based lubrication to machines and parts. They are vital to manufacturing industries. Moving or rotating parts of machinery need to be lubricated in order to continue to run smoothly and reliably. Oil is the perfect substance for this because it does not adhere and harden to surfaces but keeps them smooth while protecting them from wearing out and corroding.
Parts commonly in need of such lubrication include:
Consequently, oilers are employed by numerous industries, such as:
- Food and Beverage
- Industrial Manufacturing
- Power Generation
Oiler Design and Customization
Lubricant distribution can be powered by many means; it can be driven by manual labor or by pneumatic, hydraulic, or electric power. Delivery techniques for lubricators include constant level, full flow, metered quantity, microfog, and spray methods. Constant level oilers involve automatic lubricators that provide a continuous supply of lubricant to machines and systems. The specific mechanics of constant level oilers are, in short, a three part dispenser shaped like a trapezoid light bulb. A reservoir contains the additional oil at the top, while a pump is what pumps it out through the pumping house when the sensors let the automatic system know it is necessary. Like other automatic systems, such as the central lubrication system, which are full flow oilers, constant level oilers are often attached to the machine itself. Microfog lubrication delivers a mixture of atomized, micron oil particles, and air. Spray methods would be done manually for occasional spot lubrication on machines without automatic systems attached. The types of oil used for lubrication are usually mineral oils, such as petroleum or synthetic oils. Organic oils degrade too fast to be used as lubes.