Lubrication is one of the most important factors when operating industrial grade machinery, the barings of the machines can get too hot and deform or the friction can cause the metal to deform or chip. This could potentially end in catastrophy since the bearings are going at very high speeds and one problem could cause them to shoot out from their casings causing massive damage to the machine, but most of the time it will only require them to be changed out for new ones. And with a decent lubrication system your machine’s bearings and engine will be prevented from overheating.

To get your machine well-oiled you’re going to need to install a oil pump and hose reel that will connect to the machine via the hose which lubricates plain bearings with grease from the pump which is also connected to a reservoir situated above the pump to ensure that the grease is always fed positively. With this kind of system you can set the pump to output lubricant to any part of the machine due to the reel which can be extended and retracted to fit a variety of machines, which i don’t specify since there are too many industrial machines that require lubricated bearings to function to its fullest capacity.

However, there are some dos and don’ts when it comes to oil pump and hose reel use. You’ll want to use a hose specifically designed for the type of service you intend to use it since some mateirals might be reactant to the lubricant that passes through it. Subsitute hoses are an option but only when you have no other choice since substituting quality could make the hose more prone to damage. Then you should consider the information on the hose, namely you’ll want every hose designated to ensure that everyone that comes across it is informed on the nature of the liquid passing through it (you could set a chart with all of the color codings).

You’ll also want to wear PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) when handling the hose, which you should do regardless of the volatility of the liquid being transported. Additionally, you’ll want to prevent any potential outside damage to the hose, which is handled by the reel during storage. However you’ll need to ensure it does not bend, and that it does not pressurized more than the maximum capacity would allow since that would inevitably lead to a rupturing of the hose and potentially the pump.

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