Systematrix Engg. Services have developed progressive distributor blocks for distributing oil or grease in even, metered quantity, to all points in a machine or plant. These progressive distributor blocks shall get the lubricant feed from the prime source like a pump (manual/ pneumatic/ motorized) or even simple grease gun and distribute it to the hard – to – reach, far away points. Each block has internal plungers which operate sequentially due to pressure of feed lubricant and deliver it to the corresponding outlets. The progressive distributor blocks are self monitoring. An indicating pin makes it possible to identify when the block is in operation without removal of piping. This pin can be coupled with proximity /limit switch for achieving different functions.
These progressive distributor blocks can be arranged in tandem as primary and secondary blocks depending on the location and number of lubricating points. The distributor blocks are available with outlets from 2 to 28 per block. Different flow per outlet is possible by different types of distributor blocks with solid or modular design, as per the requirement,
The typical application of the progressive type distributor blocks are Textile Machines, Steel Plant Machines,Over head Cranes, Sugar Industry, Hydraulic presses, bottling plants and any other special Purpose Machines.
Apart from the advantages of the Centralised lubrication system other advantages of the Progressive system over other systems are:
- It is economical as it does not require special pumps to operate the block, a simple grease gun can also make the block work.
- It is self monitoring - if any point is not receiving grease/oil due to high back pressure the system will stall and an indication through the indicator pin is visible as it will not move
- It is a very compact unit hence small machine can easily accommodate the block.