What Are The Different Types Of Lubrication System?

Different Types Of Lubrication System

Choosing the Right Lubrication System for Your Machinery

Lubrication systems are an essential part of any machinery, ensuring smooth functioning and preventing wear and tear. With so many different types available, it can be challenging to know which one is right for your equipment. From single-line resistance lubrication systems to recirculating oil systems, each serves a unique purpose in the world of machinery maintenance.

Join us as we explore the various types of lubrication systems and how to select the best one for your needs!


What Is Lubrication System?

A lubrication system is a mechanical system used to reduce friction and wear between moving parts of machinery or equipment. It involves the application of a lubricant such as oil, grease, or other fluids to the contacting surfaces of the moving parts. The lubricant helps to prevent overheating, corrosion, and damage to the machine or equipment. Typically, a lubrication system consists of a pump, oil reservoir, oil filter, oil cooler, various valves, and pipelines that distribute the lubricant to the components that need it. Proper lubrication is critical to the effective operation and longevity of machinery and equipment.

Types Of Lubrication Systems

There are several types of lubrication systems available, each designed to meet specific maintenance requirements. We have 20 years of experience in the different types of lubrication system design and manufacture. Whatever you need the manual pump, electrical pump, metering valve, or the progressive blocks, fitting, or the pipes. We all could provide the right product for you and help you extent your machinery life and work situation.

The lubrication system are widely used in the machinery industrial,heavy-duty machinery,construction machinery, in a short,only the equipment has movement part,in principle saying,they all need the lubrication system

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SLR System
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PDI System
PRG System

Single Line Resistance (SLR) System

Single Line Resistance Lubrication Systems are one of the simplest types of lubrication systems available. They use a single line to distribute oil or grease to various points in a machine, making them ideal for machines with fewer lubrication points.

These systems work by pumping oil or grease through a small diameter supply line that has resistance fittings at each point where the lubricant is needed. When the pressure builds up enough, it overcomes the resistance and pushes out a set amount of lubricant.

The Advantage Of The Single Line Lubrication System

One of the benefits of Single Line Resistance Lubrication Systems is their ability to accurately deliver precise amounts of oil or grease to each point in your machine. This helps ensure consistent performance and reduces wear on moving parts.

The Disadvantage Of The Single Line Lubrication System

However, these systems do have some limitations. For example, they may not be suitable for high-speed machinery as they can’t deliver enough oil quickly enough to keep up with demand. In addition, if there’s an issue with one part of the system, such as a clogged fitting or blocked supply line, it can affect all other areas being serviced by that same line.

In Short

Single Line Resistance Lubrication Systems continue to be used in many applications due to their simplicity and cost-effectiveness compared to more complex alternatives.

Positive Displacement Injectors(PDI) System

Positive displacement injectors are another type of lubrication system. The system has a lubrication pump with a relief valve and injectors and a high-pressure hose.Isohitech maximum PDI system project has reach 500 points per system.We provide the controller system to make the system work at the setting time,also add a sensor in the end to monite the system.Our customer all like it.

The Advantage Of The PDI Lubrication System

The benefit of PDI Lubrication Systems is accuracy, efficiency, and versatility.It could provide the preciously lubricant to the lube point at setting frequency.

The Disadvantage Of The Single Line Lubrication System

It’s more complex to install compared to the SLR system. If one of the points have a problem,we must stop the equipment to check the complete system.So we usually choice a good quality digital sensor in the system to witness the complete syetem

Progressive Lubrication Systems (PRG) Lubrication System

Progressive lubrication systems are designed to provide grease to multiple points in heavy-duty machinery or equipment or most in the outside surrounding. These systems consist of a series of progressive blocks connected by tubing, which dispenses grease to the lube point.

The principle of PRG system is one piston push one piston to the one side of the blocks and the only one piston is located in the other side to finishd one cycle.Then the pressure grease puch this piston move to cycle the next cycle.

So isohitech has different design for the  progressive blocks,we have slice progressive blocks.This blocks could be choice based on the lube points requirement,for example,small bearing or the bigger bearing need the different amout of the grease,we could design at beginning and assemble based on the requirement.We also marked the discharge on each slice.

We have small and middle and bigger,three kinds of the blocks.

The Advantage Of The PRG Lubrication System

The high-cost effect of the grease lubrication system and working in the very harsh environment.It could equipped with indicate pin,so the operator could see the situation the progressive blocks

The Disadvantage Of The Single Line Lubrication System

Need the technical to solve if problem happed,so is Isohitech lubrication usually test two times before shipment.

Dual Line Lubrication Systems

Dual line system is widely used in the heavy duty equippment,such as the cement plant and steel plant.Isohitech lubrication provide dual line system in both industrial for many years.

The maximum system,isohitech lubrication maxium length system reach 100M(the pump located in the center,the pipes extend to the both side) and the Maximum points reach 500 points.

Our team fixed neary 20 days to finish the instalment.

The Advantage Of The Dual Line Lubrication System

The advantage of the dual line system is blocks,the rest lube points won’t be effected.It’s still could working.And the complete dual-line system is very flexiable.You could extend your system is very easy.You also could add progressive blocks as down stream distributor and delivery the grease to the more points at the same section.

The Working Principle Of The Dual Line Lubrication System

The system consis with the 2 main line system and high pressure pump and metering valve and change-over valve.We usually at a sensor at the end of the system to change the valve.When the points on a line finished the 1st cycle,the end sensor will send a signal to the change valve to the the pipe.So the complete system is consist with 2 half cycle.

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Metering Unit

FAQ For The Types Of Lubrication Pump

1. What are the 3 or 4 types of lubrication systems?

There are several types of lubrication systems, including Single-Line, Dual-Line, Multi-Line, and Progressive Lubrication Systems. Each system has a unique mechanism for delivering lubricant from a central location to multiple points on a machine or equipment.

2. What are the 3 types of lubricants?

The three main types of lubricants are liquid lubricants like oil, semi-solid lubricants like grease, and solid lubricants like graphite and PTFE, each used under different conditions and applications.

3. Which pump is used for lubrication system?

Various pumps like gear pumps, piston pumps, and vane pumps can be used in lubrication systems, depending on the system's complexity and requirements.

4. How many types of lubrication methods are there?

There are three primary methods of lubrication: Hydrodynamic Lubrication, Boundary Lubrication, and Mixed Lubrication, each serving a unique role in reducing friction and wear between moving surfaces.

5. What are the 4 types of lubricating materials?

Four common types of lubricating materials include Mineral Oils, Synthetic Oils, Greases, and Solid Lubricants, each offering unique benefits for specific applications and conditions.

6. What are the 4 most common methods used for applying lubricants?

Common methods for applying lubricants include Manual Lubrication, Drip Lubrication, Spray Lubrication, and Automatic Lubrication Systems, each ensuring that machinery and equipment receive adequate lubrication for optimal performance.

7. What are the 7 purposes of lubrication?

The purposes of lubrication include Reducing Friction, Cooling, Preventing Wear, Corrosion Prevention, Sealing, Cleaning, and Noise Reduction, each contributing to the efficient and reliable operation of machinery and equipment.

8. What are the two main types of lubricants?

The two main types of lubricants are Oil and Grease, each used in a variety of applications to reduce friction, prevent wear, and improve the performance of machinery and equipment.

9. What are lubricants Class 4?

Class 4 lubricants typically refer to synthetic oils, which are chemically engineered to provide superior performance in extreme conditions and specific applications.

10. What are the three types of oil pumps?

The three common types of oil pumps include Gear Pumps, Vane Pumps, and Piston Pumps, each designed to transport oil efficiently in various types of lubrication systems.

11. What are the classification of lubricants?

Lubricants can be classified based on their State (liquid, semi-solid, solid), Origin (mineral, synthetic, bio-based), and Application (automotive, industrial, marine, etc.), each serving specific needs and requirements.

12. What are the three general methods of lubrication?

The three general methods of lubrication are Manual Lubrication, Automatic Lubrication, and Centralized Lubrication, each ensuring that lubricant is applied effectively to reduce friction and wear in machinery and equipment.

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