Wednesday, 11 January 2017


Various methods are used to apply the lubricant to the machine tools.Lubricating oil is generally applied to sliding parts with the help of oil-can.Lubricants are also applied by the following systems.

       1)Gravity feed system.

       2) Pressure feed system.

In the gravity feed system lubricant is applied to the sliding parts through oilcups which are located at the higher levels of sliding parts l.In this oil flows to the parts due to gravity.

Pressure feed system is generally used in automobiles where lubricants are applied under pressure by using oil pump which is situated below the engine.

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