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August 2014

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B eka-Max of America Inc. has introduced three new lines of professional-grade pneumatic spray grease gun systems depending upon the amount of surfaces that need to be covered. Service technicians have more options with a cleaner, cost effective and more effi cient way to maintain proper lubrication on telescoping booms and other large or chain-type surfaces. Following the recent successful launch of the Lube Shuttle manual grease guns by MATO GmbH, Beka-Max of America Inc. has introduced three pneumatic MATO products; the LubeJet-eco system, the pneuMATO55-static and the pneuMATO55-mobile. Whether at the shop or in a mobile application, these units have been designed to lubricate large surfaces of machines, vehicle gears, ropes, chains and telescoping booms. The Systems The LubeJet-eco system works with the same refi llable, effi cient and economical screw-type cartridges that keeps reloads fast, simple and clean. Easily portable and ideal for fi eld service applica- tions, it simplifi es the job. Recent tests have shown a signifi cant reduction in time and mess, says Jacquie McDougall, President of Beka-Max of America Inc. "Initial reports from the fi eld have indicated that the service techs have found it to be ideal for all types of applications that used to take a lot of time and energy and when it is time to reload, just like the Lube Shuttle, they simply remove the cartridge cover, unscrew the cartridge, install a new one and replace the cover and begin spraying again." The pneuMATO55-static and -mobile systems are identical in principle to the LubeJet-eco sys- tem. The grease gun connects to a unique sheath wrapped "Twin Hose". This hose arrangement has been developed to manage both the grease and a high-pres- sure air supply. The system can be matched to grease kegs from a 25 kg pail to a 200 kg barrel on a trolley. The spray pistol can handle greases up to NLGI 2. De- veloped for in-shop usage, these economical and effi cient spray grease systems are ideal for ap- plications where large surfaces need to be maintained. Developed as a trigger-operat- ed spray gun, both the pneu- matically powered LubeJet-eco system and the pneuMATO55-static and -mobile systems deliver a fi ne spray. The fi ngertip control of the spray nozzle regulates the fl ow of grease and air for a smooth, even application. Depending upon the surface being covered, the spray can also be adjusted from round to oblong. The LubeJet pneumatic grease delivery systems connect easily to a compressor (air pressure max 5 bar) and work without the need for special solvents, propellant or chemical additives that would adversely affect the overall performance of the equipment being lubricated. Problems Solved Beka-Max of America Inc., the United States factory authorized distributor of the Beka product line is recognized as a leading inno- vator and supplier of automatic lubrication systems for equipment. Jacquie McDougall reported that a major complaint for operators and service technicians who need to apply grease to telescoping booms, wire, chains, etc., was the time required to do it properly combined with the environmental mess and wasted product that was needed to be applied. "So much product has to be put on to make sure that all the surfaces are covered so that the residual grease would do the job," says McDougall. "With the LubeJet sys- tems, all that mess has now been eliminated." "These systems have been widely used across Europe. It makes so much sense and we knew our customers would appreciate the simplicity and effi ciency built into these units. No more mops or buckets," says McDougall. As is the case with the Lube Shuttle systems, McDougall says that Beka-Max of America Inc. will also offer pail pumps and adaptors for shops that want to refi ll their used cartridges onsite. For more information about Beka-Max of America Inc. and the LubeJet pneumatic grease delivery systems, visit Beka-Max of America's Economical Spray Lube Options Simplify Greasing Booms and Other Difficult Tasks The spray pistol for the pneuMATO55, with its fi ngertip controls can handle greases up to NLGI 2. The pneuMATO55-static and -mobile options come with a unique "Twin Hose" to manage both the grease and air supply. SPONSORED INFORMATION

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