Grease Pumps

grease pumps

Choosing the right grease pumps or lubrication pumps for your lubrication systems can be complicated. Learn more about types of pumps for grease and the benefits of automatic lubricators.

What Is a Grease Pump?

A grease pump is a lubrication pump designed to apply grease to a single grease point or multiple points in commercial equipment. They’re most often used in manufacturing and automotive applications. More compact pumps hold a few pounds of grease, but larger machines can hold as much as 400 pounds of grease.

Grease is a popular lubricant to be in applications where oil isn’t acceptable. Typically, these are areas where oil can drip and affect other areas of the equipment, facility or job site. This non-liquid lubricant combines oil and soap to create a product with higher viscosity levels than oil.

These styles of pumps are highly versatile to reflect the wide range of grease consistencies and grease points used in industrial facilities. Every grease point may require different levels of grease and different consistencies of grease, so work with our team at DropsA to size your pump and weigh your pump options to your specific application.

Benefits of Grease Pumps

Here are the most common benefits of choosing this type of lubrication pump:

Efficient greasing: Manual grease guns are inefficient and time consuming. Don’t spend valuable time and energy applying grease to every area of a piece of equipment, but use a multi-point centralized central lubrication system to apply precise amounts to every necessary point.

Improved holding capacity: Store hundreds of pounds of grease in a reservoir to be used throughout your work day and week. This feature alone can save your maintenance team significant time.

Beneficial additives: A centralized system gives you the opportunity to add oxidation inhibitors and anti-wear agents to your grease. These additives increase the shelf life of your grease and reduce abrasion in common wear areas of your equipment.

Cost-effective performance: After the initial investment, a system utilizing a pump for grease can become a great cost-saving option for your facility. You’ll not only save time not manually applying grease, but you’ll use less grease in daily operations.

These benefits apply to all ranges of lubrication equipment from DropsA. Whether you have a single grease point on a piece of construction equipment or a production facility full of moving machinery, an appropriately sized pump for grease can offer these benefits.

What to Consider When Choosing a Lubrication Pump

Our industrial lubrication products come in a range of sizes and specifications. Ordering the wrong pump can prevent you from receiving the full benefits of this dynamic industrial system. Consider your application carefully before choosing a pump from DropsA.

First, you need to understand the volume of grease needed for each grease point. You also need to identify the number of grease points and the distance between them. All of these factors will determine the required system pressure to thoroughly lubricate critical areas on your equipment.

Once you have these specifications, you need to compare our grease pump line. Our pumps offer different levels of system pressure, drum size and viscosity requirements. We’ll work with you to carefully match a central system with your equipment to create a long-lasting, efficient process.

Air Grease Pump

Our air pump system uses either a dual line or progressive system to provide grease to specific points in your industrial equipment or vehicle. Because the systems that use these types of pumps vary considerably, we use modular lubrication stations to match pneumatic systems and equipment.

We start with a pump and customize the size and power for your system. In an air grease pump system, air pressure pushes the thick grease through the lines to reach a single or multiple applicators.

A dual line system gives you the opportunity to easily configure and expand your system. It’s also an easy system to perform routine maintenance services. Choose a progressive system to create varying amounts of grease at multiple grease points. A progressive spool and positive feedback are monitored by a cycle sensor at a single outlet.

Pneumatic Grease Pump

air grease pumpA pneumatic pump can be used in multiple grease or other lubrication systems. A pneumatic grease pump needs to create steady air pressure to push thick grease through the lines. Most pumps use a light alloy piston and oil-resistant rubber gasket. This steel piston is hardened and lapped, which reduces the risk of damage as it powers grease throughout your system.

The piston is encased in a steel body. Some pumps are compact enough to easily mount on your machinery, while others are large and require their own space on your shop floor.

A pneumatic pump is a great option if you already have compressed air available in your facility or on your equipment. These lubrication pumps require considerably less electricity if you have an existing air compressor.

Electric Grease Pump

Choose an electric pump for silent, powerful pressure. Choose a self-lubricating pump from DropsA to offer an indifferent direction of rotation in continuous or intermittent power. When connected to a controller and one or more applicators, our electric motors can create up to 70 bar in pressure for intermittent service.

While an electric pump may use more electricity than a pneumatic alternative, the latest models are surprisingly energy efficient. We offer three different sizes of motors to size your system appropriately. Our pumps are made out of hydraulic cast iron and chrome-nickel steel shafts. The shafts are hardened, carburized and ground to provide dependable performance you can count on.

Bravo Pump

The heavy-duty Bravo pump line introduces a number of innovative features to control and power your grease lubrication system. Not only is this a dynamic pump option for greasing equipment, but it includes VARIO-Drive power management and a new generation of controls.

A stackable reservoir offers easy-to-read minimum and maximum levels of lubricant. This reservoir is connected to a powerful pump that can be powered with 12 volt AC/DC, 24 volt AC/DC or 110/230 volt power. You can easily adjust the flow and pressure to create a surprisingly efficient system.

Other pumps require a separate controller, but the Bravo pump includes a controller that adjusts the output between 50% and 100% of its total value. You can set a time-based interval, impulse counter or a remote-only function to deliver lubrication at the optimal interval.

Hydraulic Pump

If you have an existing hydraulic circuit in your equipment, then choose a hydraulic grease pump for your central lubrication system. These pumps can become connected with a typical hydraulic line and use this existing power to deliver grease to grease points in your facility or machinery. This pump type is most common in the mining industry, but can be used in other industries.

Barrel Pump

Looking for a convenient way to deliver grease from the barrel to your grease points? Choose an electric or pneumatic barrel pump. These versatile pumps are portable, so they can be used to transfer grease from multiple barrels to multiple pieces of equipment. You can also use this type of pump to quickly deliver grease from a barrel to your main reservoir.