Grease is a solid or semisolid lubricant formed as a dispersion of thickening agents in a liquid lubricant. Grease generally consists of a soap emulsified with mineral or vegetable oil. Greases are applied to mechanisms that can be lubricated only infrequently and where a lubricating oil would not stay in position.
When you are filling grease there are several types of filling machines you may choose.
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A common feature of greases is that they possess a high initial viscosity, which upon the application of shear, drops to give the effect of an oil-lubricated bearing of approximately the same viscosity as the base oil used in the grease. This change in viscosity is called shear thinning. Grease is sometimes used to describe lubricating materials that are simply soft solids or high viscosity liquids, but these materials do not exhibit the shear-thinning properties characteristic of the classical grease. For example, petroleum jellies such as vaseline are not generally classified as greases.
Greases are applied to mechanisms that can be lubricated only infrequently and where a lubricating oil would not stay in position. They also act as sealants to prevent ingress of water and incompressible materials. Grease-lubricated bearings have greater frictional characteristics because of their high viscosity.[From Wiki]
Some lubricants and grease are slower flowing than others, take high viscosity motor oil for example. High viscosity liquids will normally require a specific type of filling machine to complete this portion of the packaging process. So while the machinery used to package different lubricants and grease can vary for each project, a typical automated packaging system for thick lubricants and grease may consist of:
- Loading Turntable
- Power Conveyors
- Automatic Pump Filler
- Automatic Spindle Capper
- Labeling Machine
- Accumulating Turntable
Additional equipment may be found on a packaging system for lubricants and grease, including container cleaning equipment, coding equipment and more. The typical system described above may be modified to meet the unique demands of a specific project and reach a hand-tailored, ideal solution for that given project.