MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — FLO Components announced it is now offering a new Hose Connection Control (HCC) system to monitor grease lines in automatic greasing systems.
“Historically, regardless of the brand of automatic greasing system or operating principle used, one potential weakness has been that a break in a grease feed line (the final length of hose that connects to a bearing) would go undetected if a visual inspection is not conducted,” said Mike Deckert, vice-president of FLO Components. “The system would continue to operate without ever greasing the point with the broken line. Ultimately of course, the bearing could fail.”
The HCC is designed to check for breaks in the grease hose and alerts the operator immediately if there’s a fault in either the main line from the pump or in the feed lines to the bearing points, the company explains.
Deckert say the HCC can “Help prevent costly bearing damage and unplanned downtime. It can also significantly reduce the risk of accidents and environmental pollution from leaking grease.”
The unit can monitor from 10-20 hoses and requires either a 12- or 24-volt power source.