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SKF authorised distributor, BSA Nelspruit, supplied a SKF TLGB 20 battery-operated grease gun to assist a long-standing customer in saving time and money by improving their lubrication times and application as well as reducing the quantity of grease being used.

For BSA Nelspruit, "good service goes beyond the supply of products. The regular and expert training we receive from SKF ensures that we are fully versed on the SKF product range that we supply to our customers,” states Deon de Jongh. “When we are on site, we are always on the lookout to see where we can assist customers with increased uptime through plant or process improvements by recommending a better quality product that is more suitable for a particular application.

SKF battery operated grease gunSKF TLGB 20 battery-operated grease saves time and money by improving lubrication times and application as well as reducing grease quantities used.

"When Engen Petroleum approached us looking for assistance in saving money and enhancing productivity by improving the manual greasing process for one of their Fluidlink clients, we did not hesitate to recommend the SKF TLGB 20 grease gun. We forwarded the TLGB 20’s technical details and received a request from Engen to supply a unit, he explained.

Nico Broodryk, Fluidlink Sales Engineer, has been using the SKF grease gun for quite a few months now and is most impressed with the unit, labelling the grease gun’s integrated flow meter as “pure genius”, adding that the weight, shape and balance of the ergonomically designed grease gun ensures user-friendly operation while the long battery life improves productivity.

The grease gun is a positive displacement singe acting pump that can be used with standard SKF grease cartridges or filled with 500 cm of loose grease. According to Eddie Martens, SKF Product Manager, MaPro, this versatile, robust, high performance (DIN 1284) unit, has a maximum peak pressure capability of 700 bar and is suitable for lubricating a wide range of applications including bearings, machines, and vehicles.

Martens explains that the grease gun is driven by a small, low voltage electric motor connected to a gear transmission. “The rotary motion of the motor is converted into a reciprocating motion of the plunger using a yoke mechanism.” The TLGB 20 delivers two speed flow rates and can be switched seamlessly from low volume (110 g/min) to high volume (170 g/min).

The SKF TLGB 20 grease gun presents a number of useful features and benefits:

  • Integrated grease metre shows grease discharge in grams
  • LCD battery discharge display shows remaining energy content
  • LED light facilitates location of grease fittings in dimly lit areas
  • Long (Li-Ion) battery life allows for dispensing of 15 cartridges per battery charge
  • Filler nipple for fast, easy filling from drums with filler pumps
  • The unit is supplied in a sturdy carrying case which includes a 900 mm high-pressure hose, rechargeable 20 V battery, charger, and user instructions.

The successful lubrication solution from BSA Nelspruit has improved the grease application time while the excellent quality of the grease has improved uptime and extended equipment life cycle for the end-user.

For further information contact Samantha Joubert, Marketing Communications, SKF South Africa on email

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