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SKF simplifies the design and operation of centralised lubrication systems with the Lincoln EDL1

Lincoln electrically driven lubricator EDL1 in a cabinet
EDL1 in a cabinet
Lincoln electrically driven lubricator EDL1 in a sectional system
EDL1 in a sectional system

2017 January 31, 09:00 GMT

Robust, self-contained electrically driven lubricator offers improved control and lower installation costs in demanding lubrication applications.

A new dosage and pressure boosting pump offers a simpler, more controllable way to deliver high precision lubrication in demanding production environments. The Lincoln electrically driven lubricator EDL1 is a robust, self-contained lubricant dispensing system that can inject grease at a pressure of up to 280bar (4,060psi) to the connected lubrication system or lubrication point.

The device incorporates an electrically driven piston pump with an integrated control board that manages the lubrication cycle based on pre-set time intervals or via signals generated by an external sensor or control system. Up to three EDL1 units can also be managed using SKF’s new dedicated LMC301 controller. Local control of lubricant delivery is particularly useful in applications where lubricant requirements or operating cycles differ significantly in different parts of a plant.

For equipment owners, the EDL1 offers numerous advantages over conventional centralised lubrication system technologies. Lubricant can be supplied to the device at a low pressure of 2 bar (29psi). That means the EDL1 can be installed at the end of long lubricant feed lines or as an extension to existing centralised lubrication systems without the need to upgrade distribution pumps or delivery pipework. In new installations, the reduced distribution pressure requirements can dramatically simplify system design, allowing high-pressure dual-line systems to be replaced with a simpler, lower pressure single-line configuration.

The electric pump means the EDL1 is easy to install, with no need for a separate compressed air supply, and essentially maintenance free in operation. In-built remote monitoring capabilities can be used to alert machine operators or maintenance personnel in the event of a failure in the lubricant supply.

Key application areas for the EDL1 include any production environment with demanding lubrication requirements, including food and beverage manufacturing, cement and other heavy industrial applications. It’s low power and input pressure requirements also make the unit suitable for remote and distributed applications, including railway infrastructure and wind energy systems.

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