MINNEAPOLIS--Graco Inc. (NYSE: GGG), a leading manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, is pleased to announce it has enhanced its Electric Dyna-Star® pump by combining an auto-fill shut-off feature with an integrated low-level sensor. The new pump provides a safer, more streamlined refilling operation that reduces the potential for grease contamination and downtime without sacrificing features.
Contamination in automatic lubrication systems can degrade performance of the components and lead to shortened life. In most cases, contamination is introduced when the lubricant pump is being refilled. The Electric Dyna-Star pump greatly reduces the chance of contamination by reducing how often the pump is refilled and improving the method used to refill the pump.
The Electric Dyna-Star pump offers an integrated low-level sensor that automatically alerts the operator when lubricant is low, so the pump is refilled only when it’s needed. In addition, it features a mechanical auto-fill shut-off, which allows operators to safely refill the pump with the machine off, reducing overfilling or spilling. All of these features operate without the need of a follower plate.
“Many automatic lubrication systems today require follower plates,” said Dan Jensen, Graco’s Lubrication Equipment Division Global Product Marketing Manager. “In high-vibration, yellow-iron environments, these follower plates often get stuck and add additional maintenance and frustration for the operators. Our new Electric Dyna-Star pump lets operators know precisely when grease is running low, yet no follower plate is needed. This is a huge advantage for our mining customers.”
The combination of the Electric Dyna-Star pump’s auto-fill shut-off and low-level sensor with a remote fill manifold provides additional peace of mind. Operators can do their job more safely by remotely refilling the pump from the ground, reducing the need to climb on the machine. This also reduces the potential of spilling or introducing contaminants into the grease system.
To see the Electric Dyna-Star pump in action along with Graco’s heavy-duty GL-1 X and XL grease injectors, visit booth #131 at MINExpo 2016. For more information or to contact a Graco account manager or distributor, visit the Electric Dyna-Star page on www.graco.com.
Graco Inc. supplies technology and expertise for the management of fluids and coatings in both industrial and commercial applications. It designs, manufactures and markets systems and equipment to move, measure, control, dispense and spray fluid and powder materials. A recognized leader in its specialties, Minneapolis-based Graco serves customers around the world in the manufacturing, processing, construction and maintenance industries. For additional information about Graco Inc., please visit us at www.graco.com or on Twitter @GracoInc.