SKF pump up the volume in lubrication management
Robust pump delivers grease to large automatic lubrication systems in demanding applications
SKF have developed a new hydraulic barrel pump for large automatic lubrication systems, to help reduce the risk of machinery failure. The BPH30 pump is available with or without sensors and can be configured to individual needs.
It is aimed at large automatic lubrication systems, such as single-line, progressive or dual-line, as well as filling processes. Target applications include excavators, wheel loaders, dumptrucks and other heavy-duty machinery used in the quarrying and mining industries.
‘This pump is designed to work reliably under demanding conditions,’ said Daniel Seitz, product manager at SKF. ‘The pump head is fully encased, which reduces the risk of damage during tough operations.’
The BPH30 is constructed from heavy-duty materials, making it very robust, and has a compact design, allowing it to be mounted in tight spaces. It has an operating temperature range from –40°C to +80°C and accepts greases up to NLGI 2. The pump has a single outlet, which can be positioned on the left, right or front of the device.
A special three-seal design helps to prevent leakage of both hydraulic oil and lubrication grease. This maintains safe and reliable operations, whilst minimizing the risk of contamination. A leakage indicator provides clear visual confirmation that the sealing system is working.
Built-in sensors monitor oil pressure, temperature and piston movement, which helps avoid sudden machine failure. At the same time, flow rate and reverse pressure can be adjusted according to the needs of the application.
Available to OEMs, dealerships and end-users, the BPH30 will initially be launched in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with other regions to follow.