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Mechanical grease overflow prevention system increases worker safety and efficiency

SKF announced the introduction of its Lincoln mechanical grease overflow prevention system. Designed to prevent hazards associated with reservoir overfilling, this product improves worker safety and minimises environmental concerns caused by this type of spill.

Easy to install and simple to operate, the system reduces the manpower needed for reservoir filling, freeing personnel for other tasks. In addition, the mechanical grease overflow prevention system can be used with a wide range of supply/filling pumps and is compatible with any pump using a FlowMaster reservoir.


Increased worker safety & efficiency with new Lincoln mechanical grease overflow prevention system from SKF

Operating mechanically with no electricity required, the system features heavy-duty, all-steel construction with anti-corrosion plating to withstand harsh environments. Its high-pressure system shut-off valves are available in 1/2-inch NPT. The mechanical grease overflow prevention system can be operated with or without a Lincoln grease level sensor, which enables it to be connected to a grease level gauge at the fill station or in the cab. With operating pressures up to 517 bar (7,500 psi), the system offers an operating temperature range of -40 to +65.5 °C (-40 to +150 °F).

The mechanical grease overflow prevention system is suitable for mining, aggregate and industrial applications, as well as for use on off-road construction equipment. Optional components are available for customised installation.

Combining more than 100 years of SKF and Lincoln expertise, SKF offers the industry’s most complete portfolio of innovative lubrication solutions – from manual lubricators and tools, to the most advanced centralised and automatic lubrication systems.

SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 17,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2017 were SEK 77 938 million and the number of employees was 45 678.


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