The safety benefits of machinery lubrication

safety-signageAll heavy machinery requires several points of maintenance to continue running successfully and to maintain a long life.

One key factor achieving this is through applying lubrication to different sections of the machinery to ensure that friction does not occur and, as a result, prevent unnecessary early damage that could lead to further problems down the road.

With automated lubrication systems, you can maintain your machinery and encourage a safe work culture in two ways.

1. Automated lubrication systems keep you away from danger

Ultimately, machinery lubrication 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 move around parts of the machinery 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 that person, leading to severe injury or even death. By using an automated lubrication system, you can allow it to lubricate the machinery without the need of any physical human intervention, ensuring you and your employees stay safe.

2. Automated lubrication is more effective, leading to safer machinery

The other safety benefit of automated lubrication is that it can reach more critical points in machinery that require lubrication that humans simply cannot reach. Most automated lubrication systems can disperse the the required lubricant to all important application points while the machinery 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 that is more well maintained, it also means it is safer for workers to operate on a more frequent basis.

 

If you’d like to find out more about our range of automated lubrication solutions, give Lubecore a call on (07) 3277 0980.

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