GVD Meter Takes Guesswork Out of Manual Grease Lubrication

In order to maintain and run an efficient fleet of vehicles, optimal lubrication is a key component. The problem with manual grease lubrication is that no matter how skilled your mechanic is with a grease gun, there will always be a certain amount of guesswork involved. This leads to under- or over-lubrication, both of which are harmful and wasteful.

By equipping you to apply just the right amount of grease, Lubecore’s Grease Volume Delivered (GVD) Meter protects your seals from too much or too little lubrication, meets equipment manufacturer requirements and keeps accurate and up-to-date records.

It’s time to take the guesswork out of manual grease lubrication in order to accurately service your vehicles’ grease-volume requirements.

GVD Meter Benefits

  • Can be used in conjunction with a grease gun
    • Displays accurate measurement of the volume delivered to critical grease points
    • Meets equipment manufacturer lubrication instructions
    • Protects critical bearings and reduces downtime from both over- and under-lubrication
  • Can be used in combination with a progressive divider valve
    • Volume of grease going into a number of grease points is controlled by a progressive divider which regulates the ratio and volume of grease per point.
    • Each grease point receives the correct volume according to design specifications.
    • Total volume of grease required for the group of points is known, and the GVD Meter measures and records the volume delivered to the entire group of grease points.
    • Responsibility for meeting lubrication requirements lies with the machine operator
    • Responsibility to measure and record grease delivered lies with the equipment operator
  • Automatic grease-to-grease point delivery
    • GVD Meter is attached to the progressive divider valve, which is fed by an automatic grease-based lubrication system
    • Pump delivery is set to meet manufacturer’s greasing requirements by an electronic timer
    • Grease is delivered in small portions during operating hours instead of in single, manual applications
    • Amount of grease delivered is measured and recorded
    • Manual override is allowed
    • GVD Meter can be installed in a series in the mainline of an automated lubrication system
    • Equipment running hours are measured

Installing the GVD Meter in your vehicles will reduce component wear and tear, save on maintenance and labour costs and improve fuel efficiency.

For more information, contact Lubecore today.

Lubecore Opens Second Machine Shop in Millgrove

In May 2019, Lubecore purchased an existing Mississauga machine shop operation and moved it to Millgrove, Ontario, in close proximity to our main location in Campbellville. The acquisition included four mechanical screw machines, two CNC lathes and a milling machine. These machines can produce parts very quickly and have expanded Lubecore’s fitting production capabilities significantly.

According to general manager John Smid, “While our main location in Campbellville produces injector parts for our line of 210 super injectors, the new shop allows for the production of slightly bigger parts in the form of auxillary fittings such as barbed fittings for hoses, cubed fittings for vehicle installs and pipe adaptors.”

Following the principles of lean manufacturing, along with some crucial machine upgrading, Lubecore concentrated on the minimization of waste in the setup and operation of the new facility.

By capitalizing on an opportunity to buy production equipment that was already making its parts, Lubecore now manufactures even more parts than the former machine shop was producing.

While Millgrove is a production shop, the characteristics of its CNC machines are much more conducive to running smaller batch jobs. In addition, the Campbellville facility tends to use mostly brass while Millgrove utilizes approximately half brass and half steel and is pushing the limits in terms of the types of materials being cut (e.g. tubes and stainless steel).

Procurement of the new Millgrove shop has dovetailed nicely with Lubecore’s goal to vertically integrate manufacturing for the purposes of real-time quality and product control and better inventory management. Enhanced vertical integration means much less outsourcing and far more parts made in-house.

Contact Lubecore today.

Automatic Greasers for Heavy Equipment

Automatic lubrication systems, also called automatic greasers, work wonders on providing equipment with consistent grease cycles in harsh weather, busy work schedules, and rough working conditions.

Weather: Here in Canada it seems the environment is against us for the majority of the year: freezing rain, -40c temperatures, blizzards pounding the work site for weeks, and of course salt corrosion. Because of this companies and workers find themselves extremely busy during the summer months, having to make up for the lost time. The last thing an operator or company wants to do is have down-time fixing components and greasing equipment (which can take hours depending on the equipment and condition). ALS allows a company and operator to work in these environments without the worry of improper greasing (or the operator freezing while manual greasing).

Grease also acts as a barrier for the pins and bushings from the elements such as dust, rain, snow, and whatever else mother nature can throw at us.

Busy Work Schedules:  We’ve all been there- A full day ahead of us as we climb into the cab of the equipment, coffee in hand. Everything is running fine until the squeak of the excavator bucket starts to be noticeable. According to ‘proper’ instructor manuals you’re supposed to grease most components every day (sometimes even more), but with busy days we just flat out forget sometimes.

Automatic greasers for heavy equipment allow the operator to hop in and start their day off knowing that important pins and bushings are safe from damage throughout the day. Lubecore also has In-Cab Displays that automatically notify operators inside the cab when our automatic greasers need to be refilled – an easy-to-do job.

The operator can work harder on what they need to get done, the company has to take less downtime for equipment repairs and maintenance, and of course, the equipment runs like brand-new.

Harsh Working Environments: Heavy equipment was never meant to stay free of dents from rocks and whatever else might fall from at the job site. The good news is our automatic greasing systems were designed to withstand every scenario.

Lubecore systems feature break-proof grease reservoirs, cut-proof Korilla© lining, and sealed grease housing that protects from moisture and dust. All of these features allow our systems to be protected from the same elements you have to work in every day.

Want to learn more about Automated Lubrication for heavy equipment? Contact us today!

Automated Lubrication Systems

Lubecore Introduces New Multiline “Spyder” Pump

LCI Spyder 4 kgLubecore International Inc. released its new and improved multiline pump called the Spyder.  The Spyder pump is a result of market research and design improvements to meet the demands of the industry.  There are many features including a heavy duty insulated mounting system, a fully potted programmable timer and a large clear reservoir with a follow plate which enhance the pumps ability to deliver the appropriate lubricant on a large array of equipment applications.  The Spyder pump will enhance your preventative maintenance program and keep your greasable components in excellent condition.

This maintenance tool keeps your equipment on the road, earning you money!