Over greasing in Cement industry
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Over greasing Most plants I visit do not recognize that grease guns are precision instruments. They also fail to see the problems that can be caused by the misuse of grease guns. Just like many other people, I was taught to grease a bearing by simply attaching the grease gun and working the lever until grease was seen purging from somewhere. While this may be effective for hinge pins and other applications where purging grease won’t cause damage, it shouldn’t be employed for all grease applications. Overgreasing is a very common problem and can result in higher operating temperatures, premature bearing failure and an increased risk of contaminant ingression.