Plant downtime and disruptions can result in high costs. However, with automatic machine lubrication you can considerably reduce the risk of lubrication-related outages. The Klübermatic range of automatic lubricant dispensers from Klüber Lubrication help by providing continuous and efficient lubrication.
Lubricant dispensers act as controlled lubricant sources. They supply a defined amount of lubricating grease or lubricating oil to a lubrication point at regular intervals. This helps to keep your production equipment up and running.
You can also use automatic lubricant dispensers to optimise the quantity of lubricant applied. This ensures that lubrication is both efficient and that friction points are continuously supplied with sufficient lubricant.
The result: With the appropriate lubricant dispenser and lubricant amounts individually adjusted to your application, you avoid the risks of both over and under lubrication. The lubrication point receives the optimal amount of lubricant and, thanks to the closed system, it is also protected against environmental factors such as dust, dirt and moisture.
Automatic lubricant dispensers can be used in many different applications and generally they will need to be adapted to your individual conditions. Nevertheless, there are some application areas that especially benefit from automatic lubricators, such as:
Automatic lubricant dispensers are generally worthwhile in situations with a relatively time- or labour-intensive relubrication need by providing a continuous supply of the optimal amount of lubricant without additional cost or endeavour. They enable you to effectively reduce effort and conserve resources.
In addition, with the optimal combination of lubricant and refillable dispenser, you can significantly improve occupational safety by reducing maintenance activities in hazardous areas to the minimum necessary.
Furthermore, with the appropriate lubricator there is a reduced need to shut down machines for maintenance, so you can extend maintenance intervals and reduce associated costs.
To enable a lubricant to provide effective long-term protection against wear and environmental factors for your machines and spare you potential production loss, it is important to choose the right dispenser for the lubricant.
Klübermatic automatic lubricant dispensers from Klüber Lubrication are more than just high-performance products. As a result of many years of research and practical experience, they are unique worldwide and repeatedly set new standards in the industry. This allows our customers to benefit from this competence that makes our products unique. No matter whether it's a basic version or a premium product, we find the best solution for every requirement.
Single-point lubricant dispenser
An automatic single-point lubricant dispenser is attached to a single point (the lubrication nipple) and continuously supplies it with the right quantity of oil or grease. Especially in the areas of tool making, machine construction or vehicle manufacturing, this ensures the long-term supply of sufficient lubricant to a specific point.
Multi-point lubrication system
In a multi-point lubrication system, by contrast, there is a central unit that supplies the optimal amount of oil or grease to several lubrication nipples or components at the same time.
Particularly with complex systems of this sort, valuable time can be saved along with maintenance expense when implementing an automatic lubricant dispenser.
Depending on which machines or applications you wish to optimise and protect, you should select the appropriate lubricant as well as the optimal lubricant dispenser. Our Klübermatic product line comprises five automatic lubricant dispensers, based on electromechanical or electrochemical mechanisms, to precisely match your individual needs. These include:
Klübermatic FLEX is a compact, ready-to-use lubricator. It can be used for diverse applications at temperatures between -20 °C and +60 °C. The lubrication interval can be selected in monthly increments between 1 and 12 months.
An electronically controlled chemical reaction generates the pressure to ensure continuous fresh lubricant supply to the lubrication point at set intervals. Klübermatic FLEX is available in volumes of 60 cm³ and 125 cm³.
Klübermatic NOVA can be used for all applications between −20 °C and +60 °C.
On the Klübermatic NOVA control unit, a discharge period from 1 to 12 months can be set by push-button. The control unit will then calculate the amount of gas required for constant and reliable lubricant release over that time, taking into account the ambient temperature. Klübermatic NOVA consists of a reusable control unit, an LC unit (LC = lubricant canister) with integrated oil retention valve – filled with 125 cm3 of grease or oil – and a protection cover.
Klübermatic STAR VARIO is fully automatic and works independent of the ambient temperature. It dispenses lubricant with utmost accuracy over 1 to12 months.
It consists of an electro-mechanical drive unit with LCD display with push button control, an LC unit containing 250, 120 or 60 cm³ of lubricant and a battery set. The functional condition can be monitored by all around LED lights so that an empty LC unit or malfunction can be detected and remedied without delay.
Klübermatic STAR CONTROL supplies the lubrication point with oil or grease immediately on starting – ensuring constant, accurate and temperature-independent lubrication. Klübermatic STAR CONTROL is power-supplied directly from the machine it is connected to and can be linked up to the machine’s PLC unit for control and monitoring. Klübermatic STAR CONTROL automatically discharges a set amount of lubricant as long as it remains connected to power. The LC unit (LC = lubricant canister) is available with 60 cm³, 120 cm³ or 250 cm³ of lubricant.
If you have any questions regarding potential applications for our refillable lubricant dispensers, we would be pleased to advise you personally at any time.