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How Automatic Lubricators Work

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Nearly half of all machinery failures are the result of incorrect lubrication. That’s why more and more companies are turning to automatic lubricators to do the job for them. Factory machinery is a vital part of many manufacturing and production processes.

It is essential to lubricate their moving parts regularly to keep these machines running smoothly. It is where automatic lubricators come in. Automatic lubricators dispense the correct oil or grease to machine parts at regular intervals. But how do they work? We at C&L Supply Company are here to help you understand it better.

How Automatic Lubricators Work

An Automatic Lubrication System (ALS) continuously supplies grease or oil to various points on a machine while it runs.

An automatic lubrication system can maximize machine availability while minimizing labor dependency. Providing the right amount of lubricant at the right time reduces friction and wear and extends the life of bearings and machines. On top of providing lubrication, our systems also keep contamination, such as dust or dirt, out of the bearing

The compatibility and configuration of its systems vary widely. However, they all have the same four primary components:

  • Controller: The mechanism used to activate and shut off the lubricating system.
  • Pump: Transports lubricant from the reservoir into the primary system.
  • Reservoir: Holds grease or oil
  • Supply & Feed Lines: Allows lubricant to travel from the pump to the bearing or other lubrication point.

There is a wide range of applications for automatic lubricators in various industries, including:

Chemical and petrochemical processing

The automatic lubrication system eliminates manual labor costs while keeping the machine lubricated during production. In addition to giving more control over the amount of lubricant distributed in chemical processing machines, these systems can limit the danger of contamination, prevent potential hazards associated with manual lubrication, and lessen the risk of lubricant or chemical contamination.


Automatic lubrication systems conserve energy by reducing friction and drag in machinery. When energy consumption is minimized, equipment running costs fall, thus boosting business profitability regardless of the energy source.

In many industries, the cost of energy outweighs the cost of maintenance, machine repair, and even downtime. The benefits of reducing energy consumption can be substantial even when the reduction is small.

Food and beverage processing

Often harsh operating conditions are encountered by food and beverage processors, which can negatively affect equipment reliability and performance because of frequent washdowns, contamination, and corrosion.

It’s vital to lubricate rolling bearings properly in these environments to get optimal performance and life. Rotating machines depend on rolling bearings to support loads and reduce friction, heat, and power consumption.

Heavy construction equipment

Grease is dispensed in small amounts at frequent intervals during operation to ensure a consistent supply of grease in bearings, preventing dirt and contaminants from migrating into bearings. It prevents waste and leakage because small amounts are delivered.

In-plant industrial manufacturing

Since lubrication minimizes friction between moving surfaces, it protects equipment by reducing wear.  Additionally, it absorbs shock, dampens machine noise, and dissipates heat generated by high-speed movement inside the bearing and down the shaft. By flushing contaminants from bearings and gears, lubrication reduces metal corrosion. It protects against water, chemicals, and other impurities as a sealing medium.


In the mining industry, technicians rely on lubrication to keep their machinery clean and safe. Performing maintenance on mining equipment that is not properly lubricated may be hazardous. Luckily, our automatic lubrication keeps mining equipment running smoothly.

Oil and Gas

Lubricants are essential for the smooth operation of large mechanical equipment used on oil and gas production platforms. An automatic lubrication system ensures optimum availability and extended system life. These systems allow automatic lubrication while the equipment runs, requiring no intervention on the operator’s part. By doing so, employees are assured maximum efficiency and occupational safety at all times.

Pulp and paper processing

Using large automatic lubrication systems to lubricate bearings on entire machines is becoming increasingly common. These systems can lubricate bearings on paper machines, pumps, agitators, mixers, screens, and filters. The lubrication requirements of an entire mill can be handled by more extensive systems, which include up to a thousand lubrication points.


Precision, quality, and reliability are constant challenges faced by steel manufacturing companies. Steel companies have increasingly used automated machinery and equipment in their factories to meet the increasing demand for high-quality steel. The harsh operating environment in steel plants requires automatic lubrication systems to ensure that plant machinery is properly lubricated.

C&L Supply Company’s products stand out from the rest

Our team at C&L Supply Company is passionate about providing our clients with the best possible service and products. We always look for ways to improve and bring new innovative ideas to the table.  Contact us today if you’re interested in learning more about what we can do for you – we would be happy to talk!

Lubrication & Washroom Solutions that Can Keep Your Facility Running Smoothly & Seamlessly

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Keeping things operating smoothly both internally and in terms of the client experience is the first step on the road to success for every organization. A competitive edge can be gained by investing in products that make routine tasks quicker and more accessible, which frees up funds for growth and innovation.

That’s why more businesses are turning to lubrication and washroom solutions like those provided by C&L Supply Company. These investments help promote efficiency throughout the organization, ensuring long-term stability over time. And we have a wide range of products you can choose from.

Commercial Bathroom Products

Every commercial facility needs a washroom solution to save money and improve hygiene. It means reducing water, electricity, paper towel consumption, and more. Fortunately, we can help integrate technology with your washroom fixtures and fittings to help with these issues.

Washroom products we offer that can cut costs:

Waterless urinals

No more wasting water with our waterless urinals. With billions of gallons of water used for bathrooms, it’s time to reduce water usage to prevent harmful environmental consequences. Plus, you can save on maintenance costs since it has a simple design.

Commercial hand dryers

Our hand dryers work with motion sensor technology, so they’re Touch-Free. They also have a simple modular design, making them easy to maintain. Using these will also lower the need for paper towels. These will allow you to be more sustainable.

The brands we offer are the following:

Touch-free faucets

Touch-free faucets are designed to eliminate the need to touch a tap that could be potentially contaminated. It reduces the probability that germs are spread and improves your washroom hygiene. So you, your employees, and your customers are safe from illness-causing germs.

The brands we offer are as follows:

You can also choose from our different faucet accessories.

*We also offer other manufactures such as Sloan, American Standard, Zurn, Kohler and Chicago.

Automatic Lubricators

Automatic lubricators are a must have in every facility to help maintain the  performance of equipment. With proper lubrication you reduce downtime and extend equipment life, resulting in the savings of time and money.

These are also ideal for promoting safety in the workplace. Sometimes, a lubrication point is high, out of reach, or underwater. So instead of having your men do the lubrication manually, you can use automatic lubricators to do the dirty work. These will reduce the likelihood of workplace injuries.

Single-use automatic lubricators

These are automatic lubricators you can use once and dispose of immediately.

Multipoint automatic lubricators

These automatic lubrication systems are made to endure even the most demanding and harshest commercial and industrial settings. One unit can lubricate 1,2,3 or more lube points up to 20’ away.

Trust C&L Supply Company to Meet Your Washroom & Lubrication Needs

We’re familiar with restroom fixtures and lubrication systems used in the commercial and industrial industry. Every facility requires a safe and cost-effective solution to become efficient. And we have the products – from washroom fixtures to automatic lubricators – you can invest in.

If you have more questions or concerns, please contact us today. Shop now and experience high-quality and innovative solutions to your problems.