The IFH Group's newmobile
lubrication system provides storage and dispensing of lubricants, cutting oils,
bearing oils, hydraulic fluids, transmission fluids and engine oils for
plants requiring lubrication maintenance at multiple locations over a large
The new system is delivered on a
pallet that allows it to be placed by a forklift in the bed of a heavy-duty
pickup truck for go-anywhere mobility anywhere within the plant. It includes
two 50 gal and two 25 gal steel containers with PVC sight gauges. Air-operated
piston pumps on top of each container provide a 5:1 pumping ratio while filters
on the side of each container remove any dirt or small particulates. A ball
valve manifold attached to the compressor in the center of the system allows
users to turn on one, two or all four of the pumps at any given time. Startup
is quick with the system's on-board gas-operated air compressor.
At the dispensing end, the system
provides retractable hose reels with metered dispensing control handles
to show how much fluid has been dispensed. A large steel tool box with cabinets
is placed underneath the reels for storage.
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