SKF Lincoln SL-V Injector Adjustment

For optimal component life, manufacturers require the delivery of precise lubricant volumes to equipment lubricant points on a regular schedule. The exact amount of lubricant required  can vary and depends on factors such as design, temperature, and operating environment. Each piece of equipment and each lubrication point can have a different requirement. Fortunately, the SKF Lincoln SL-V injectors offer a quick and simple means to adjust the amount of lubricant being delivered each cycle.This adjustment is accomplished via the injector adjusting screw.

The injector adjusting screw is located on top of the injector with a window to view the indicator pin. This adjusting screw is the stop for the injector piston. Adjusting the screw out or counterclockwise (CCW) will increase the output volume of the lube. Each counterclockwise  turn results in a 0.014 cubic inch output volume increase.     

SL-V Injector Adjustment:

  • Remove the plastic cover on top of the injector.
  • Loosen the lock nut on the top adjusting screw.  
  • Turn the adjusting screw clockwise by hand to reach the lowest output volume setting.
  • Turn the adjusting screw counterclockwise by hand counting the number of turns to achieve the desired output volume. 
  • Tighten the lock nut and install the plastic cover. 

SL-V Output Volume CCW Turns from Lowest Setting:

  • 0 Turns: 0.015 Cubic Inches
  • 1 Turn: 0.029 Cubic Inches
  • 2 Turns: 0.043 Cubic Inches
  • 3 Turns: 0.057 Cubic Inches
  • 4 Turns: 0.071 Cubic Inches
  • 5 Turns: 0.080 Cubic Inches

Proper positioning of the adjustment screw in combination with proper lubrication cycle times is the best way to ensure the correct  amount of lubricant is being delivered to each point and will help achieve the longest mean time between failure of critical equipment.

Ready to learn more – contact Jasper Engineering today at (218) 262-342 or (952) 938-6504, email us at sales@jaspereng.com, or visit http://www.lincolnindustrial.com/products/automaticlubrication/centro-matic/greaseinjectors.aspx.

Jason Leach

Jason is a sales engineer covering Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin. His knack for solving problems and fixing things led him to Michigan Technological University where he achieved a Mechanical Engineering Degree. His interest in continuous learning drove him to complete a Master of Business Administration from Northern Michigan University. Jason has over 15 years of engineering experience in the mining and paper industries with a broad range of industrial expertise including lubrication, gearing, pumps, and lining.

You can reach Jason at jcleach@jaspereng.com.