FAQ's - ATS Electro-Luber
How much vibration can the Electro Luber withstand? The Electro Luber is an industrial designed product. Where vibration is a factor, remote mounting is recommended.
Can Electro-Luber's be used on Electric Motors? Yes, The Electro Luber can be used on large Electric Motors. We recommend on 20 HP and up, but read industry recommendations for settings. Over lubricating can ruin a motor.
Is it necessary to use all the ports on a Distribution block? Yes, plugging an outlet port will prevent the piston from cycling and the distribution block will stop operation. IF you require fewer points to be lubricated, then you must combine 2 ports into 1 (using a Horizontal Port Joiner AU-26) until you have the desired number of ports.
Can the gas units be refilled? No, the pre-filled gas units (Classic) are a one-time use, as are the Jack Replacement Cartridges. If you want a refillable unit than the Ultimate Luber would be the unit to use.
How does the chemical/gas reaction of the Original Electro-Lube work? The Electro-luber has an electro-chemical reaction which can be controlled by resistors that control the generation of safe, inert nitrogen gas. The user-programmed resistor controls the rate of nitrogen gas being produced. Controlled with the dip switches on the top of the unit.
How do I know when to change out the Electro Luber? You will be able to tell when the unit is empty when the orange piston has been pushed to the bottom of the unit, visible through the translucent reservoir.
How does the Electro Lube stand up to a corrosive environment? The Electro-Luber’s are made out of nylon that is chemically resistant to corrosion.
How far can you remotely mount the Electro-Luber from the lube point? The Ultimate, Titan and Jack lube can be remote mounted up to 30’, 20’ if servicing multiple lube points. We recommend at least a 3/8” od diameter Air break hose to avoid grease separation. The Original/Classic Electro-Lube should be mounted directly to bearing
How much pressure does the Electro Luber produce?
The Original/Classic series is capable of producing up to 50 psi.
The Jack series is capable of producing up to 200 psi continuously.
The Ultimate and Titan series are capable of producing over 1000 psi.
Will heat or cold temperatures affect the flow rate of the Electro Luber? Yes, both heat and cold temperatures will affect the flow rates of the lubers, but not significant enough to negatively affect the performance of the Electro-Luber as long as they are within temperature range
-4 degree F – 131 degree F (-40C – 55 degree C) and used with the appropriate lubricant.
What maintenance is required? Units should be checked for LED action periodically as a part of your general preventive maintenance.
What lubricant is the unit filled with? Any lubricant the customer requests can be used. In some cases we would recommend using the Ultimate or the Jack Luber because of inherent grease separation on long settings. The Original gas unit is pre-filled before shipping to client
Are the ATS Electro-Luber’s certified for Hazardous locations? Products with Class 1 certification can be used in hazardous locations.
Are ATS products durable enough for mining? Yes, they are certified by MSHA (Mining Safety and Health Authority) for use in all mines.
Can the units be used in an explosive environment? Yes, the ATS Electro-Luber’s are UL and ATEX Approved.
Are ATS products submersible? They are all water- and weather-resistant, but only the Original series products with a weather cap are submersible up to 30 feet underwater.
How tough are Electro-Lube’s products? Our units are made of a flexible, crack-resistant and durable nylon material.
Can the units be mounted in any direction? Yes, all units except the TITAN OILER can be mounted in any orientation.
Can I use any oil in the Electro Lube units? Yes, and to prevent siphoning, we would recommend our oil flow resistors
What is the B switch for? The B switch is applied to make the Luber go 5% faster, see settings on installation instructions
Will the batteries die out? On a one-year setting, the Original Luber has enough power to last for 12months.
How long will it take for the Original electro-chemical unit to produce enough pressure to build-up for the unit to discharge? On a one month setting it will start to dispense immediately; on a twelve month setting there is a two to three day delay.
Can the Original Electro-Luber blow a bearing seal? No, the Electro-Luber can develop only 50 psi. It takes 275 psi to 450 psi to blow a bearing seal.
Can units be placed on existing grease lines? With a gas unit we would recommend changing the line. With an Ultimate or a Jack Luber there is no need, because of the pressure they are capable of producing, i.e. the Jack Luber can produce 200psi and the Ultimate and TITAN can produce over 1000 psi.
Is it safe to dispose of an Electro-Lube unit? Yes, but first remove and dispose of the battery. Please follow the disposal laws within your country.