Total Lubrication Controller

Total Lubrication Controller

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The TLC has been developed to control a variety of central lubrication systems and at the same time monitor and guarantee the correct lubrication of critical points.
Characteristics

  • Large, color touch screen
  • User friendly interface
  • Easy programming
  • Highly configurable
  • Integrated communication server
  • Remote access and reporting

Applications
Cooling beds – Screw conveyors – Bucket wheel excavators – Reclaimers
Concast segments – Finishing & Roughing mills – 5 Stand – Morgoil – Furnaces – Coilers – Runout tables – Shears Levelers – Accumulators
Wire section – Calandar rolls – Yankee rolls Pulpers – Agitators – Winders – Drying cylinders – Press rolls – Felt rolls – Couch rolls Guide rolls

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Installation Example

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Control Capabilities

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Monitoring Capabilities

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The TLC has also integrated Lubrication Point Monitoring capabilities. Combined with lubricant flow meters, it can monitor and guarantee that the correct amount of lubricant has reached the lubrication point each and every time.
Principal Of Monitoring Operation
An oval gear flow meter is mounted at or near the lubrication point inlet. (installation of an appropriate filter is recommended after the pump’s outlet, to keep contaminants out)

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The oval gear mechanism incorporates two magnets into one of the nylon oval gears. The body incorporates a read switch which senses the magnet passing. Lubricant entering the flow meter causes the gears to rotate. Each pulse equates to a specific volume of lubricant. (depends on the flow meter model)
Feedback from the flow meter is evaluated by the TLC system and warnings are given locally and remotely, when a problem occurs.

Monitoring Function

The TLC has also integrated Lubrication Point Monitoring capabilities. It is compatible with a wide range of switches / sensors, and thus can effectively monitor the proper operation of most lubrication system components.

Oval Gear
Flow Meters

Dual Line
Dividers

FL / PDI
Injectors

Dual Line
Reversing Valves

Proximity
Switches

Contact
Switches

Interface Examples

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graphical progress dials

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error log

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color coded progress bars

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data trend presentation

Monitoring Capabilities

  • Monitoring of up to 16 lubrication points (expandable to 100+ )
  • Points can be allocated in two independent groups without restrictions (8-8, 4-12 etc. different lubrication systems/zones)
  • Different target value for every group and lubrication point (each point may have different lubrication requirements)
  • Local indication and remote error signal when any point misses its target value.
  • Interface easy to setup
  • Colored touch screen
  • Multiple security levels to avoid unauthorized access
  • Data trend presentation
  • Event and error history
  • Remote monitoring and control via Ethernet from a PC
  • Remote monitoring and control from tablets and cell phones (requires WiFi)

Functionality

Types of pumps:
Electric, Pneumatic
Types of valves:
Hydraulic, Pneumatic, Electric
End of line switches:
Pressure switches (X2), Differential pressure switch
Distributors switches:
Contact, Inductive PNP
Zone valves:
Electric
Reservoir refilling pumps:
Pneumatic
Spraying systems:
Preblow, afterblow nozzle cleaning
Connectivity:
Dry contact alarm relay, Ether- net cable port, Wi-Fi (optional)

How to Order

Name
Part #
TLC Controller
TLC-XX
XX = Number of lubrication points monitored in steps of 16

Specifications

Input Voltage:
240/400V
Control Voltage:
24V
Unit dimensions:
40x30x20 cm
Unit weight :
10kg
Enclosure rating:
IP 56