Poor lubrication causes about 36% of all premature bearing failures. But with the
right lubrication solution you can increase uptime and productivity. Together, SKF and Lincoln offer the
world’s most complete portfolio of lubrication systems and solutions. As an authorized distributor, Airline
offers sales, system design, installation, service and repair of SKF and Lincoln lubrication products.
Lincoln and SKF’s cost-effective lubrication components and systems can be configured for industrial,
mobile, off-road and other applications requiring equipment lubrication at specific intervals to minimize
friction and wear and optimize bearing and machinery service life.
Daily lubrication is a required maintenance practice, vital to the life of the pins and bushings of your
machinery. Frequent lubrication maintains the proper lubrication film to reduce wear and purge the pins and
bushings of contamination. If rock dust, dirt, sand and water are allowed to work their way into these
components, they will form a “grinding compound” that reduces bearing life dramatically. This will cause
downtime and higher maintenance costs. Manual lubrication, done properly, can take up to 30 minutes per
machine every day. Automatic lubrication systems from SKF/Lincoln optimize this process, reduce
maintenance, improve productivity, enhance safety and minimize environmental impact.
Significant time and labor savings compared to manual lubrication
Easily controls the amount of grease used in each application
With single-line lubrication, a central pump station automatically delivers lubricant
through a single supply line to the lubricant metering device. Each metering device serves only one
lubrication point and may be adjusted to deliver the precise amount of grease or oil required. Systems
can service one machine, different zones on one machine or even several separate machines.
Easy to understand, install and maintain
Available in both preset and adjustable models
Suitable for almost all lubricants
Easy system expansion
System continues to operate if one point becomes blocked
Integrated system control and monitoring
Able to pump long distances and within a wide temperature range
SKF dual-line systems, including SKF DuoFlex and Lincoln Helios, are designed for large machines with many
lubrication points, long lines and harsh operating conditions. Typical applications include heavy
industry, metal working plants, pulp and paper, mining, mineral processing and cement factories, deck
cranes, power plants, sugar mills and more. These systems utilize two main lines that are supplied
alternately with lubricant.
Ideal for many lubrication points over long distances
Very reliable when using high-viscosity greases
Flexibility in adjusting metered quantity
Parallel metering device setup enables simple system design
Progressive Lubrication Systems
Each SKF ProFlex and Lincoln Quicklub progressive system typically dispenses small measured amounts of
lubricant at frequent intervals while machines are operating. The grease flow created by the pump is
proportioned by progressive metering devices and distributed to each bearing according to its needs.
These systems are designed to provide a relatively simple and inexpensive method of automating the
lubrication of machinery bearings, pins and bushings.
Delivers frequent and measured amounts of grease to each lubrication point
Easy system monitoring and simple blockage control
Integrated system control and monitoring
Multi-Line Lubrication Systems
These products, including SKF MultiFlex and Lincoln 205 and 215 systems, supply lubricant directly to
lube points without extra metering devices. Each lubrication point has its own pumping element. The
system design is simple, accurate and reliable and is used for demanding applications in the machine
tool industry, oil and gas and heavy industries. SKF and Lincoln multi-line systems include a wide
range of pumps featuring one to 32 outlets and are able to generate system pressures as high as 350
bars (5,076 psi). They operate in a wide temperature range and can be used to pump greases up to NLGI
Sturdy and durable pump series
Continuous lubrication of machines that operate in harsh environments
Longer maintenance intervals compared to manual lubrication
Circulating Oil Lubracation Systems
An oil supply system delivers the lubricant to the metering devices with individual settings. The feed rates can
be controlled visually or electronically. Monitoring systems are available for predictive maintenance.
SKF CircOil systems include a wide range of customized turnkey solutions. All are simple to service and
feature a modular design that can be easily expanded.
Patented air-removal design prolongs oil life
Precise flow meter
1/3 the volume compared to conventional systems –provides cost savings
Oil and Air Lubrication Systems
The SKF Oil+Air line and Lincoln ORSCO lubrication systems, are designed for high-speed bearings, spindles,
rack pinions, chains and special applications in the steel industry. A pump, progressive feeder or
single-line metering device injects a small, metered amount of oil into a mixing valve. Utilizing compressed
air, the oil moves slowly to the lubrication point and provides the bearing or chain with a small,
continuous stream of oil and air. SKF Oil+Air lubrication systems are designed to your specifications and
utilize leading oil-streak sensor technology for monitoring.
Provides a continuous, finely metered oil flow
Protects sensitive bearings from dirt
Does not create oil mist or oil fog
Minimal Quantity Lubrication Systems (MQL) and Microdosage Systems (MDS)
SKF MQL systems for machining processes use oil droplets finely dispersed in an air stream to provide
precise, minimal quantities of lubricant between the tool and production line work piece.
Can help reduce overall production time by up to 30 percent and significantly increase tool life
Contributes to a more precise cutting process, better surface quality and a more environmentally
SKF MDS is an intelligent microdosage system for demanding applications. The perfectly matched components,
high-precision valve, micro flow sensor and sophisticated control unit make it possible to precisely
meter and monitor minute quantities of lubricant.
Considerable potential cost savings over conventional systems
Hand-Held Lubrication Equipment
Lincoln grease guns are designed with power and performance in mind. These tools are used around the
world by technicians, mechanics, maintenance teams, farmers and others for almost every lubrication and
Pumps and Accessories
SKF offers a wide range of Lincoln medium- and high-pressure pumps used for pumping grease, oil and other
fluids. We provide air-operated Series 20, 25 or 40 reciprocating pumps, diaphragm and transfer pumps,
bulk oil systems and corresponding accessories to meet specific application requirements.
Reels and Meters
Years of engineering, testing and experience preceded the introduction of Lincoln hose reels and meters,
which are manufactured with the quality and reliability that professionals expect.
Used Fluid Systems
Portable upright drains are designed for collecting fluids under lift-mounted vehicles.
All models feature a height-adjustable collection bowl and large reservoir with capacity
for multiple fluid changes. A combination of two ball bearing swivel casters and two fixed-axle
wheels makes them portable and easy to handle.