Using Acoustic Lubrication Techniques to Provide the Right Amount of Grease at The Right Time
Every Thursday a mechanic grabs the grease gun and proceeds perform a lube route. Throughout the route, the mechanic pushes the grease gun onto the zerk and pumps grease into the bearing housing. Below the housing, there is a trail of grease leading to a small pile of old grease. The mechanic proceeds to the next machine and attempts to lubricate a bearing. However, no matter how hard he tries to pump the grease gun, the bearing will not take any grease. After a while, he moves on to the next bearing. This last bearing accepts the grease, but the machine has not run in the past 3 months. Does this lube route sound familiar?