Maintenance is a vital part of keeping any mechanical system working properly, and this extends to lubrication equipment as well. As we’ve mentioned before, lack of maintenance is a major cause of industrial downtime, and lack of or improper lubrication equipment maintenance is the primary reason for these failures. At LH Travis, we strongly recommend checking into our maintenance contracts so you can be assured that your equipment is getting the attention it needs on a regular basis.
Why Maintenance Matters
Proper maintenance of any lubrication equipment system is going to involve cleaning and replacement of things like screens, filters, and strainers. When we send a technician to your site to perform maintenance, we’ll go through a list of items to check to ensure that your system will operate at peak efficiency. Below are some of the points we’ll inspect for you.
- Cleaning the lubrication reservoir with the appropriate materials (This means not using cotton or fiber rags.)
- Inspecting the suction filter and screens and replacing the filter on an annual schedule.
- Removing and cleaning the strainers.
- Changing line filters once a year.
- Taking a look at the tubing or pipes to make sure there are no problem areas.
- Checking any flexible hoses for signs of punctures, cracks, or other wear.
- Ensuring that all connections are tight, but not too tight.
- Looking for any inconsistencies in operating pressure throughout the system.
The LH Travis technicians will take steps to ensure that no air or contamination enters the lubrication system. Once the service is completed, you will be provided with a detailed report with any recommendations for improvement to the system, including a breakdown of all parts and labor needed to implement such changes or repairs. We have monthly, quarterly, and annual options available to fit your needs.
LH Travis Keeps Your Equipment in Top Shape
LH Travis is always ready to take care of whatever issues may arise with the lubrication systems in your machinery. Please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-628-7481 any time you are having problems or to set up a regular maintenance schedule with us.