The greaser, that's how it changed the world

From Henry Ford to industrial robots, here's how the industrial greaser changed the world we know.

When is the lubrication of modern industrial plants born? In the early 1800s. With the birth of the assembly line and the subsequent use of conveyor belts, the greaser becomes a fundamental part of the invention that has in fact initiated globalization and capitalism. Find out how to use it today by making your business easier and more profitable.

In any dictionary or dissemination site, you will read that the greaser is a tool for lubricating, which is divided into manual or automatic. The manual grease gun is a tool for lubricating, equipped with a trigger and a hose with a nozzle at the end. The automatic grease nipple, on the other hand, is a cylinder-shaped instrument which, once screwed in the chosen point for lubrication and after the choice of the dispensing duration, automatically expels the grease.

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From the shipyards of the British navy of 1800, to a completely automated chain managed by industrial robots: the evolution of the lubricator and its use for assembly lines.

The need to lubricate the various assembly lines arises immediately after their creation. The first assembly line was born in the early 1800s, in the yards of the British navy, but only in 1913, thanks to Henry Ford the chain assumes a manufacturing role for the civilian sphere. Ford used this process for its car factory and extended the use of conveyor belt for all the factories that it would soon build. From the outset he took a considerable advantage in terms of reduced production times and economic savings. Many other companies would later adapt to this revolution. However, one thing that seemed clear immediately was that these conveyor belts needed constant maintenance and that the only way to prevent unwanted friction between the product and the assembly line and various corrosion was to lubricate the system. At that time, the greaser technology was very primitive and the whole process was characterized by huge amounts of lubricant used.

The elements that characterize the greasers are:

  • A cartridge: it has the lubricant inside.
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  • The nozzle: allows the fat to flow out evenly.
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  • A trigger: we find them in the manual greasers and allow an accurate dosage.
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  • A dispenser: we find them in the automatic greasers and give the possibility to choose the greasing time.

How are the greasers divided?

The greasers are divided into manual greasers, which can be:

  • With hand pump, where the grease is let out thanks to the press of a lever, which moves a pump placed inside the grease fitting.
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  • By hand, the lubricant is forced out of the manual movement of a piston.
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  • Pneumatic, the grease is emitted thanks to the use of compressed air, a compressor is almost always used.

Or there are automatic lubricators, which in turn are divided into:

  • Electromechanical charge lubricators; electric oilers, whose grease is let out by an integrated pump. They are used for the lubrication of one or more points at a maximum distance of 6 m. The fattening period can vary according to your choice from 1 to 24 months, with a delivery at 60 atm of pressure and a temperature between -40 ° C and +60 ° C.
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  • Electrochemical lubricators, disposable electronic lubricators used for greasing a single point. The dispensing speed can also be changed during use. They have a delivery period, always chosen, from 1 to 12 months and a use temperature from -20 ° C to +50 ° C.
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  • Spring lubricators, lubrication takes place on the single point with a charge of 100 ml. The temperature to be used varies from -23 ° C to +121 ° C.

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What are the uses of the greasers?

  • They can be used for bottling and packaging plants for food products

    The conveyor belt chains that are used in bottling and canning factories require constant greasing to prevent too much friction between the packages and the chains in the accumulation areas. The simplest solution and used by many companies is to dispense large quantities of a mixture of water and soluble lubricant, which can cause injuries to workers or quality problems due to the proliferation of organic substances or the formation of moisture due to its spillage . Moisture can cause corrosion, then you will then be forced to replace very expensive components of the plant. Thanks to the new Pulsarlube grease nipples and a fully automatic system, they dispense a small amount of the lubricant onto the chains and conveyor guides, based on the selected time selection. Thanks to this system, floors remain dry, lubricant consumption is minimal and waste water, moisture on the packaging and the effects of corrosion are eliminated.

Also worth mentioning is the use:

  • For agricultural machinery.
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  • For earth moving equipment and machines.
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  • For industrial vehicles.
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  • For forklift trucks.
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  • For bearings and linear guides.
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  • And for industrial machines: (Wine sector, packaging etc.)

In conclusion, the greaser is an essential part of our work and has become indispensable in any field. As technology advances, many assembly lines have become automated, but man is still necessary for the supervision and detailed care of the products being built. Choosing a grease gun you will prolong the life of your machines and with less than 20 euros, you will find on our site solutions that will allow you to no longer have to spend hundreds of euros, to replace the fundamental components of your machinery.

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