Pressure Monitoring of Lubricants on Valve Blocks for Linear Actuator Systems and Gears with Pressure Sensors
Automated lubrication systems are used to lubricate ball bearings, chains, gears and linear guides. This increases efficiency and safety. For this purpose, lubricating grease is pumped under pressure to the desired location via a pump. Through the main line, the lubricant reaches the distributors with up to ten very small outlets. For each outlet, one of the tiny pressure sensors (Ø 14 mm) monitors the pressure of the medium at the lubrication point in the tightest of spaces. The sensor reports the line’s functional capability status to the higher-level control system with an analog signal.