Why is it not possible to refill perma lubrication systems?
Deciding on safe and simple handling with warranty – for perma lubrication systems not refillable
Users often refill lubrication systems because they want to reduce costs (by reusing old parts and purchasing large lubricant containers). But does refilling really pay off? There are many points to take into consideration. One fact is the work input that is required when handling dirty components and open lubricant containers. The following questions must be answered prior to refilling:
- Have workers been instructed on the correct filling of lubrication systems (risk of contamination, lubricant mixing and air pockets in the lubricant).
- Will the recycled components withhold the exposure to high pressures or temperatures?
The warranty right expires with the allegedly cheaper refill. Lubrication system malfunctions, resulting from improper assembly, can lead to equipment breakdowns. The costs for such equipment downtimes are in no relation to the purchase of a new, fail-safe perma lubrication system.
Users who decide to purchase perma lubrication systems are focused on long-term optimal lubrication. Operators and maintenance people can be assured that perma lubrication systems will continuously provide fresh and clean lubricant. The lubricant discharge does not have any air pockets as it is often the case with refilled lubrication systems.
There is also a high risk of lubricant mixing and contamination when a different lubricant is refilled into the lubrication system. This has a negative effect on lubricant quality and performance.
Logistic is another factor which should not be underrated. The exchange systems must be stored. Labels must be reprinted and marked for correct application assignment. In contrast to perma lubrication systems which are clearly labelled for immediate use.
Take advantage of the benefits that perma lubrication systems offer
The compact perma lubrication systems are easy to handle and to install. There is no contact with harmful lubricants. Environmental contamination, caused by too much lubricant, can be avoided and slipping accidents are prevented.
Users can choose between two main types of lubrication systems:
- Complete systems which cannot be reused
- Systems with exchangeable Lubricant Cartridges (LCs). The drives or control units of these systems can be reused (e.g. perma STAR products or perma NOVA).
Users and operators who make the decision to purchase and use perma lubrication systems are interested in long-term, reliable, clean and precise lubrication around the clock.