He has more than 300 patents, one of which was a grease fitting
known as "The Zerk." At the time of his death in 1968, it was estimated that 20 billion of these fittings had been manufactured.
The housings are designed to facilitate common maintenance items, and grease fitting
and gas pressure check point are easily accessible on the machines
The tailwheel had been painted; its grease fitting
had been completely covered.
"Proper" lubrication means to avoid over lubricating and make sure the grease fitting
and gun nozzle are cleaned before use.
Included with the VL2 design is a grease fitting
for the lower bearing and a removable plug to allow excess grease to purge from the bearing cavity.
Alemite introduced the "button-head" grease fitting
Cleaning a grease fitting
is a difficult and tedious task.
You'll need to remove the pipe plug and replace it with a grease fitting
, NSN 473000-050-4208, to lube this area.
Shaft scrapers may be used without the grease fittings
, but the grease fitting
combination is recommended in heavy usage applications or when shaft rpm exceed rated speeds.
The new rotary broaching toolholder's sleek design is the smallest in the industry--eliminating interference and clearance problems, and providing easy access to the grease fitting
The new rotary broaching tool holder's sleek design is the smallest in the industry which eliminates interference and clearance problems, and provides easy access to the grease fitting
According to the company, the design also is the smallest in the industry, which eliminates interference and clearance problems, as well as offers easy access to the grease fitting