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SKF develops BPH30, a hydraulic barrel pump

SKF?s BPH30 pumps up the volume in lubrication management. (Image source: SKF)

SKF has developed a hydraulic barrel pump, BPH30, for large automatic lubrication systems, which helps reduce the risk of machinery failure

The BPH30 pump is available with or without sensors and can be configured to individual needs. It is aimed at large automatic lubrication systems such as single-line, progressive or dual-line as well as filling processes. Target applications include excavators, loaders, haul trucks and other heavy machinery used in the construction and mining industries.

Daniel Seitz, product manager at SKF, said, ?This pump is designed to work reliably under demanding conditions. The pump head is fully encased, which reduces the risk of damage during tough operations.?

The BPH30 has an operating temperature range from -40?C to +80?C and accepts greases up to NLGI 2. The pump has a single outlet, which can be positioned on the left, right or front of the device.

A special three-seal design helps to prevent leakage of both hydraulic oil and lubrication grease. This maintains safe and reliable operations, while minimising the risk of contamination. A leakage indicator provides clear visual confirmation that the sealing system is working.

Built-in sensors monitor oil pressure, temperature and piston movement, which helps to avoid sudden machine failure. At the same time, flow rate and reverse pressure can be adjusted according to the needs of the application.