Keep Machinery Running Smoothly with Remote, Vibration, Motion and Pulse Control

At A.T.S. Electro-Lube, we offer additional control options to manage our unique lubrication schedules for specific environments and scenarios, including Remote, Vibration, Motion and Pulse Control.

Our adaptive control options help mitigate the following problems caused by improper lubrication:

  • Churned grease in the bearing
  • Excess energy loss caused by increased friction
  • Excess bearing temperature
  • Chemical degradation of the grease
  • Failed seals on the bearing

Which control option is right for you?

Remote Control
Remote Control is used to turn a luber unit ON and OFF remotely for specific periods of time. Remote Control monitors a dry contact (customer supplied), allowing the user to use their PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) as an on/off switch.

  • Benefits: Remote control is the most versatile and can be installed on almost any industrial machine. This unit also provides visible confirmation in active or pause mode
  • Settings are pre-determined and programmed by the user. A specially programmed circuit board is housed within the unit and connects via low voltage wires to a relay or PLC that controls the cycle timing
  • See an example of Remote Control
  • Download infosheet

Motion Control
With Motion Control, the user can program the luber into ‘active’ or ‘pause’ mode, depending upon machinery operation. Motion Control uses a magnet and sensor to count rotations of the machine to both activate and pause lubrication based on the machine’s real-time movements. This allows operator-free stopping and starting of lubrication.

Pulse Control
Pulse Control manages the frequency of lubrication based on rotations of machinery, rather than regularly timed intervals with Motion Control. Pulse Control is an excellent choice for machines where the running speed of the machine is variable.

The Pulse Counter Control option compensates for the change in speed by tying the lubrication setting to the number of cycles of the machine, as opposed to the Motion Activated Control option which ties the lubrication setting to the total operating time of the machine.

  • Benefits: If your machine is run at different speeds (up to 60RPM) regularly, the Pulse Counter Control option will provide the most accurate lubrication for the conditions that your application is experiencing. Also, there is no possibility of operator error; because the lubrication is automatically started as soon as the machine starts cycling, there is no need for operator input.
  • See an example of Pulse Control
  • Download infosheet

Vibration Control
Vibration Control is ideal for applications where your lubricator can be directly mounted to the bearing. Vibration Control uses a sensor to know when the unit is vibrating. It then correlates that with machine operation and starts timing for your specified lubrication schedule.

As long as the lubricator continues to sense vibrations, it will keep counting the run time and follow the lubrication schedule. When the lubricator no longer detects vibration, it will stop counting the run time and temporarily pause the schedule, resuming the count once it detects vibration again.

Vibration Control features three levels of sensitivity for different applications: 1) Low sensitivity for applications with high vibration; 2) Medium sensitivity, suitable for most standard operating machinery; and 3) High sensitivity where vibration levels are very low, or the unit experiences high fluctuations in vibration.

Unsure what control option is the right choice? Try the helper questionaire for Remote, Vibration, Motion or Pulse Control, send us an email, or call A.T.S. Electro-Lube toll free: 1-800-663-8141.

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