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All new mounting kits, brackets and accessories are now available.

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perma FLEX

perma FLEX requires no assembly or special tools. Just unpack, turn the rotary switch to the desired discharge period (in monthly steps of 1 to 12 months) and screw into your lubrication point.  Please click here for more information.


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CLASSIC - Installation and Operation
 
Installation & Servicing Tips
1.
Always ensure that newly installed bearings are pre-packed prior to installing lubricator.
2.
Pre-lubricate bearings using a grease gun to ensure that the point can receive grease freely.  Clean all fittings to prevent contamination.
3.
Select the appropriate dispensing rate to suit each application.
4.
Decide whether to direct or remote mount depending on access and safety considerations.  When remote mounting, do not exceed the recommended line dimensions.
5.
Activate the lubricator prior to installation by fully inserting the activation screw.  When the activator becomes hand tight, take a screw driver and insert it through the top ring of the activator.  Continue to tighten until the O-ring breaks off.  DO NOT break ring off by hand.
6.
Write the installation and replacement dates on the lubricator and record the dates in the site maintenance scheduling system or keep a separate record.
7.
Screw the lubricator into the grease port by hand - tools are not necessary.
8.
Once installed the lubricator should be periodically inspected to check that accidental damage has not occurred.
9.
Change-out lubricator on the planned date.
10.
When changing-out empty lubricators, manually purge the bearing to ensure the lubrication conditions have not changed.

Troubleshooting
 
Observation
Solution
Grease dispensing too quickly
Average ambient temperature too high for activator type
-Select slower activator type OR
-Remote mount away from heat source OR
-Change to STAR VARIO for temp. independent dispensing
Grease dispensing too slowly
Average ambient temperature too low for activator type
-Select faster activator type OR
-Change to STAR VARIO for temp. independent dispensing
Resistance to grease flow too high
-Manually purge point to ensure that grease can be freely received by bearing THEN
-Reduce grease line length AND/OR increase line diameter OR
-Eliminate restrictions caused by small orifice fittings OR
-Select faster activator type OR
-Select grease with better pumpability
Grease spurts from lubricator when removed from service
Resistance to grease flow too high
-Manually purge point to ensure that grease can be freely received by bearing THEN
-Reduce grease line length AND/OR increase line diameter OR
-Eliminate restrictions caused by small orifice fittings OR
-Change to STAR VARIO for higher pressure output

 
Remote Installations
Direct mount where safe to provide optimal access to the bearing.  If remote mounting is necessary use lines which are no more than 3 feet long and with an internal diameter of at least 3/8".  Smaller diameter lines increase resistance to grease flow.
Always prime grease lines and pre-grease bearings.  Minimize small orifice restrictions and ensure that the bearing will freely receive grease.

 
Bracket Configuration Examples
A complete range of accessories are available for all types of applications.

 
 

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STAR VARIO Generation 2.0


  • NEW LCD-display with push button that shows discharge period, LC size and operating status
  • NEW Discharge settings of 1, 2, 3, ... 12 months
  • NEW All-around visible LED lights that signal function and errors
  • NEW Pressure now up to 6 bar (87 PSI)
  • NEW Temperature range now up to 140° F
  • NEW Purge function

Product Videos

Our short, step by step video clips for CLASSIC, FUTURA, NOVA and STAR VARIO demonstrate how to assemble, install and exchange a perma lubrication system.

Operating Instructions

You may download the updated operating instructions from our Downloads page.

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New Quick Start Activator

The activating screw for the perma CLASSIC and FUTURA now creates an immediate pressure build-up.  The end result is that the lubricant comes out much quicker and activates quicker in low temperatures.

In the past, you would have to activate the unit 1 to 3 days early to insure that lubricant came out of the lubricator immediately upon installation.  This step is no longer necessary.

SELECT Software

Calculate lubricant discharge amount and time by using the free-of-charge SELECT software.

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