Why Choose GP Reeves Grease Dispensing Products?
Most of our competitors pick a niche in the market and stick to it, maybe it’s just grease dispensers, or maybe they focus solely on custom nesting. We’ve never understood why someone would want to work with so many different companies to put together one grease dispensing system, which is why we have spent countless hours building up our product portfolio to include products for every part of the system.
Many of our customers choose to work with us because they know they can trust us with their entire dispensing system, from pump to nozzle. On top of our vast standard product portfolio, we also offer custom nozzles, nesting, automation, and more. Our number one priority is ensuring that your part gets greased exactly how you want it, every single time.
There’s a lot that goes into fluid mechanics, luckily, we’ve done the hardest parts for you. Our grease dispensing equipment works for greases between NLGI 00 and 3 (think ketchup to vegetable shortening). Plus, we can dispense some of the stickiest, chunkiest, greases out there. Before buying any product, it is important to know what exact material you’ll be dispensing, this helps us recommend products that are compatible with your material.
When deciding which products will work best for your specific application there are quite a few things to consider. When picking out a pump, you’ll need to determine how you will be purchasing your material — is it coming in a drum, a pail, or a bucket? When picking out what preparation features you’ll need, consider where you’re applying the grease, and how detrimental it would be if air or foreign materials were accidentally included in the dispense. When looking at which dispenser to buy, you’ll need to consider how much grease you need, and how quickly you need it dispensed. Picking out a nozzle will determine how the grease is dispensed onto your part, our standard nozzles cover all the basic dots, beads, and sprays, but if your application requires something specific, we can design and manufacture a custom nozzle or nest specific to your part. Depending on your application, you may also want to consider flow, pressure, or volume monitoring.
A complete GP Reeves grease dispensing system comprises at least 3 parts: the source, the dispenser, and the end point. Depending on how critical the application is, you may choose to add on a preparation product, or an accessory.
Purchasing a system from GP Reeves ensures that all of your products will integrate seamlessly, rather than trying to piece together several products from different companies. This will save your team time, along with the headache that comes from it. In addition to the ease of integration, our team will work with you each step of the way to make sure your products arrive safely and are running properly upon install.
The grease source is the first step in the dispensing system. There are a variety of options for grease sources. Determining which product to use is highly dependent on what type of container your material comes in. If you’re buying a 55 gallon drum of material, you’ll need some type of GDP, if your grease comes in a pail around 15 gallons, you’ll need a GSP or GSPM, and if you use small buckets of grease, closer to 1 gallon, a GDPM will be your best option. Each one of these series has a variety of boost ratios, inductor seals, and other options available.
We also offer a few different reservoirs/regulators. With high and low pressure options available, these products can remove the need for a separate pressure regulator in your system. Plus, our manual series is designed to only require a temporary connection to a pump, which allows one pump to supply several reservoirs/regulators. If you’re not sure which options are best, contact us to figure out a configuration that will meet your needs!
Grease preparation products are extremely important and we highly recommend them for all critical applications. Depending on what source you decide to use, a regulator may not be necessary, however due to the sensitivity of their built-in check valves, many of our dispensers require lower grease pressure than our pumps are able to put out. Regulators are the best way to make sure the pressure going into a dispenser is correct, incorrect grease pressure can severely damage a dispenser. In addition to pressure requirements, it’s recommended to utilize a grease filter to ensure all unwanted foreign particles don’t make their way into your dispensing system. Metal shavings and other objects can damage both the dispensing system and your part, so it’s key to remove them as early as possible in the process.
GP Reeves offers a variety of dispensing options to fit the volume of material needed for your specific project’s needs. GSS, GSSM, and GPMD dispensers use a mechanical adjustment stock to adjust volumes. This works great for applications where the volume will be set and rarely adjusted. For small outputs of less than 0.066 cc of dispensed material, GSS or GSSM dispensers serve as great options. These dispensers use adjustable volumetric piston displacement to quickly dispense measured shots at up to 180 operations per minute. The GPMD10000 series is perfect for medium output, low pressure dispensing involving amounts of material from 0.02 to 6.20 cc. The GPMD10000 series has base-mountable, air-operated, single-acting, adjustable, metered shot piston dispensers. We also offer a GPMD3000 series dispenser with high inlet pressure, dispensing of amounts from 0.05 to 210 cc. Finally, our advanced AA PLC controlled dispensers are capable of dispensing 0.02 to 1086 cc while detecting and rejecting grease containing air. These dispensers are available in pneumatic or servo options, and use a PLC to control the piston movement, which allows the PLC to control and adjust the volume. They dispense grease at controlled rates for even distribution.
Grease End Point
We have crafted system end points that will accurately apply material to your part. Our snuff-back devices prevent oozing at the nozzle tip for cleaner applications. These work to make sure material is moved at an equal pressure. We also offer standard extrusion nozzles and custom engineered nozzles/nests which have outstanding transfer efficiencies. GP Reeves also has air assisted spray nozzles to help deliver material in more challenging application processes. These nozzles atomize and spray material unlike other end points which push material out.
GP Reeves offers numerous accessories to ensure that your dispensing processes operate in a manner that is aligned with your optimal system. Our confirmation devices are used for redundant verification purposes and are based on your specific project needs. The three main categories of confirmation devices include flow, pressure, and volume. Flow confirmation devices are the most common and the simplest. They are helpful when users would like to double check that material is flowing. Pressure confirmation devices are mid-level, and they are designed to confirm correct feed or nozzle pressure of a system. Our volume confirmation devices are generally the most advanced. These confirmation devices confirm the precise volume of material flowing through a specific device.
GP Reeves also offers accessories such as AA controllers, customized control packages, and remote support systems. Standard AA controllers are engineered to control one or two AA dispensers and allow for up to 10 user defined part recipes. Our customized control packages can be designed to control as many AA dispensers as required along with the pump(s) to feed them. Lastly, a GP Reeves Remote Support system allows for remote connections to equipment for support. It can work with all major PLC/HMI manufacturers.