“I am in the process of developing a pneumatic FRL type machine lubricator that makes it possible to detect, monitor and control each and every drop of oil dispensed into the airstream of a machine using compressed air,” Sunderland said. “There should be a residual savings of energy as well due to less air loss from reduction of seal wear and constant lubrication.”
The innovative device, which is currently in the prototype stage, will have a dramatic impact on the entire manufacturing industry across the country.
“It has the potential to impact all of industry since it is difficult to manufacture any product in quantity without using various machines that use compressed air,” Sunderland said. “It should reduce downtime and increase throughput due to extended life of all pneumatic machine components including air solenoids, cylinders and air motors.”
According to experts, more than 90 percent of cylinder problems are due to seal wear. This puts a strain on the efficiency of the machine and the entire plant due to loss of speed and power. The new technology will reduce this seal wear and improve overall efficiency in the manufacturing cycle.
“This new technology could save major manufacturers, such as automobile plants, millions of dollars in lost productivity,”
For more information about the new pneumatic technology developed by Bruce W. Sunderland, please call 610-340-4637.
Bruce W. Sunderland