Following the successful launch of the Lube Shuttle® manual grease guns by MATO GmbH, Beka-Max of America Inc. introduces three pneumatic MATO products: the LubeJet-eco system, the pneuMATO55-static, and the pneuMATO55-mobile. Whether at the shop or in a mobile application, these units have been designed to lubricate large surfaces of machines, vehicle gears, ropes, chains, and telescoping booms.
The LubeJet-eco system works with the same refillable, efficient, and economical screw-type cartridges that keeps reloads fast, simple, and clean. Easily portable and ideal for field service applications, it simplifies the job.
Recent tests have shown a significant reduction in time and mess, says Jacquie McDougall, president of Beka-Max of America Inc. “Initial reports from the field have indicated that the service techs have found it to be ideal for all types of applications that used to take a lot of time and energy and when it is time to reload, just like the Lube Shuttle, they simply remove the cartridge cover, unscrew the cartridge, install a new one, and replace the cover and begin spraying again.”
The pneuMATO55-static and -mobile systems are identical in principle to the LubeJet-eco system. The grease gun connects to a unique sheath wrapped “Twin Hose.” This hose arrangement has been developed to manage both the grease and a high-pressure air supply. The system can be matched to grease kegs from a 25 kg pail to a 200 kg barrel on a trolley. The spray pistol can handle greases up to NLGI 2. Developed for in-shop usage, these economical and efficient spray grease systems are ideal for applications where large surfaces need to be maintained.
Developed as a trigger-operated spray gun, both the pneumatically powered LubeJet-eco system and the pneuMATO55-static and -mobile systems deliver a fine spray. The fingertip control of the spray nozzle regulates the flow of grease and air for a smooth, even application. Depending upon the surface being covered, the spray can also be adjusted from round to oblong.
The LubeJet pneumatic grease delivery systems connect easily to a compressor (air pressure max 5 bar) and work without the need for special solvents, propellant, or chemical additives that would adversely affect the overall performance of the equipment being lubricated.
Beka-Max of America Inc., the United States factory authorized distributor of the Beka product line is recognized as a leading innovator and supplier of automatic lubrication systems for equipment. Jacquie McDougall reported that a major complaint for operators and service technicians who need to apply grease to telescoping booms, wire, chains, etc., was the time required to do it properly combined with the environmental mess and wasted product that was needed to be applied. “So much product has to be put on to make sure that all the surfaces are covered so that the residual grease would do the job,” says McDougall. “With the LubeJet systems, all that mess has now been eliminated.”
“These systems have been widely used across Europe. It makes so much sense and we knew our customers would appreciate the simplicity and efficiency built into these units. No more mops or buckets,” says McDougall.
As is the case with the Lube Shuttle systems, McDougall says that Beka-Max of America Inc. will also offer pail pumps and adaptors for shops that want to refill their used cartridges on-site.
Fingertip controls regulate the flow of grease and air for smooth and even application.
ABOUT BEKA-MAX OF AMERICA INC.
Beka is today’s leading global brand of automatic lubrication systems for industrial, over-the-road, and off-road applications. Since 1927, Beka has been trusted by equipment manufacturers and owners for high-quality innovative central lubrication systems. Across the U.S., Beka-Max of America Inc. and its dealer network delivers on the Beka promise of environmentally friendly, trouble-free products that increase component life, reduce repair costs, and increase the value of your equipment. ■
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For more information about Beka-Max of America Inc. and the LubeJet pneumatic grease delivery systems, call 888.862.7461, or visit www.beka-lube.com.
Modern Contractor Solutions, December 2013
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