Proper lubrication is essential to keeping hydraulic machines working properly and well-maintained. However, it can be difficult to do it properly, and if it is not performed well, it can result in bearing failure. Bearing failures are one major cause of downtime and lead to unnecessary maintenance costs. When it comes to the benefits of attaching automatic lubrication to your hydraulic hammer, there are many. Below are the top four benefits from this type of lubrication system for your hydraulic equipment.
An automatic lubrication system applies the grease while the machine is still operating, which is not possible with manual greasing. This means there is significantly less downtime for your machine, and the internal surfaces are all exposed to the grease, which leads to a better application.
Automatic lubrication reduces costs in a multitude of ways. When manually greasing, there is a tendency to over-grease the accessible components, while completely missing some of the more interior workings. This leads to a waste in grease, which is unnecessarily costly and has an environmental impact. As mentioned above, it is also a more efficient application, because it can be applied while the machine is working. Therefore, there is not a costly down-time associated with this maintenance task. An optimally maintained machine will also have less downtime for other repairs. It will have fewer repairs, which means reduced maintenance costs and reduced replacement parts.
With auto lubrication, the bearings and necessary components of your hammer are always properly maintained, your overall machine will be better maintained. This leads to a longer lifespan of the machine, and also increases its resale value down the line, should selling the hydraulic breaker becomes appropriate.
There are several ways that automatic lubrication can help reduce the overall environmental impact. When bearings and other significant machine components are cared for properly, there is less premature wear and therefore fewer parts in need of replacement. Also, there is less risk of overlubricating, which is possible when greasing manually, and this leads to less environmental contamination in addition to decreased grease waste.
There are many benefits to an automatic lubrication system for your hydraulic breakers. If you are looking for a better way to maintain your machines while increasing also efficiency and decreasing costs, consider an automatic lubrication system. Contact Gorilla Hammers today for all of your hydraulic hammer accessory needs!