Whether you’re looking at heavy duty machinery or trucks/semi-trailer trucks, many of these require regular greasing/lubrication to be effectively maintained.
Automatic greasing systems offer a technology with a number of benefits, but there are two key advantages that lead to greater machinery maintenance and help nurture a safer work environment.
1. Automatic greasing systems reduce workplace danger
Ultimately, machinery greasing can be done in two ways. The first option is having someone do it manually. The second being the purchase of an automated solution. When dealing with heavy machinery, it can be a fairly risky practice to apply lubricants manually. That’s because such an approach requires an individual to move around the machinery and potentially navigate parts of it that can pose significant risks.
For example, if a piece of heavy machinery were to move while someone was applying lubricant to an under section, the machinery could run over them, leading to severe injury or even death. By using an automated greasing/lubrication system, it will regularly lubricate the machinery without the need of any physical human intervention, ensuring you and your employees stay safe.
2. Automatic greasing is more effective, leading to better maintained & safer machinery/trucks
The other safety benefit of automatic greasing is that it can reach more critical points in machinery/vehicles that require lubrication that humans simply cannot reach. Most can disperse the the required lubricant to all important application points while the machinery/vehicle is in motion, a feat that is near impossible – and exceptionally dangerous – for a person to do.
As the lubricant reaches more places, it keeps your machinery safer and will encourage a far longer operating life. With machinery and vehicles that are more well maintained, it also means they’re safer for workers to operate on a more frequent basis.