|SKF Oil Levellers, LAHD 1000 is designed for automatic adjustment of the optimal lubricating oil level within a bearing housing, gear box, crank case or similar oil bath lubrication application. Not usually possible, SKF Oil Levellers allow you to effectively adjust the correct lubricating oil level during running conditions, optimising machine performance and increasing the service life of the applications. Furthermore, they automatically compensate for lubricating oil leakage and offer the possibility of visual inspection of the oil level.
How it works
The SKF Oil Leveller consists of two communicating oil reservoirs. The lower reservoir is in direct contact with the application and hence its oil level is the same as the lubricating oil level inside the application. Through a ventilation tube, the lower reservoir is also in direct contact with the ambient air.
The upper reservoir is an airtight container storing replacement oil. Through its extended neck, which dips into the oil of the lower reservoir, the two reservoirs are in direct contact with each other. However, oil can only flow from the upper to the lower reservoir once the oil level in the lower reservoir goes below the pre-set level, allowing air to flow through the extended neck to the upper reservoir.