Gravity feed oilers can use oils up to 50W viscosity (SUS 2000 @ 100 F). As always, operating temperature is important to insure flow. The oil must be in a liquid form to be able to flow in the environment where the gravity feed oiler is to be located.
No. However, there are adapters that can be used to convert it from NPT to BSPT threads. For 1/8 NPT use part number 14202R, for 1/4 NPT use part number 14208R and for 3/8 NPT use part number 14209R.
Where extreme vibration exists, it is recommended to connect the lubricator to the lubrication point by means of flexible hose or tubing.
The outside diameters of the wicks used on the vari-feed oilers are as follows: white(very fast)- 3mm, green/white(fast)- 5mm, green(medium)- 6mm, red/white(slow)- 8mm, and red(very slow)10mm.
Check the chain for elongation, if chain is more than 3% longer than its normal length there is a need to evaluate the lubrication method.
The nylon bristles have a diameter of 0.008", the stainless steel ones have a diameter of 0.005".
Yes. The needle valve in this assembly will stop the flow of oil.
Can an adapter be used to mount an applicator to either a "VM" manifold or a "S" bracket at a 45 degree angle?
Yes. Use a 10648R fitting. This fitting can be mounted to either end of the adjustable applicator assembly to make the 45 degree desired angle.
Yes. When the plug on the end of the manifold is removed, it has a 1/8 NPT thread connection. A hex nipple could be used to connect this manifold to another one. The 10971R connecter fitting on the second manifold would need to be removed.
If oil is attacking the reservoir, use glass. If you are cleaning the reservoir, you must use a solvent that will not attack the acrylic.
Needle valves may be clogged. Clean out plugs are located at each end of the manifold should internal cleaning be necessary. The manifold can be flushed or blown out by removing these end plugs.
Chain oilers can use oils up to 50W viscosity (SSU 2000 @ 100 degrees Farenheit). As always, operating temperature is important to insure flow. The oil must be in a liquid form and be able to flow in the environment where the gravity feed oiler is to be located.
Since the unit has not been used previously, air bubbles may get trapped in the line(s). Open all neelde valves slightly to permit system to fill and trapped air to escape from the lines and manifolds. Air bubbles may appear in drip sights, but will disappear as soon as all air has escaped.
For applications where the temperature exceeds 160 degrees Farenheit, glass reservoirs are recommended. If temperature is not an issue, the acrylic reservoir provides a less expensive, durable substitute.
All solenoids on these oilers are normally closed (NC).
Even-Flo Applicators – nylon and stainless steel operate at the same temperature of 160 degrees Farenheit. Ever-Last Applicators – operate at a temperature of 200 degrees Farenheit. Round Brush Applicators – nylon and stainless steel operate at the same temperature 160 degrees Farenheit. Rotary Applicators – nylon operate at 250 degrees Farenheit, stainless steel at 400 degrees Farenheit.