It is important to lubricate your syringe pump on a regular basis. If you run your syringe pump system everyday, then the it is recommended to lubricate it once a week. If you work in a high acidic environment then it is important to lubricate it everyday. Follow these steps to properly maintain your syringe pump.
- Clean the guide rods and screw rod with a clean cloth, do not use alcohol.
- Use a cloth or cotton swab with motor oil like a 5w30 to rub the guide rods and screw rod.
- Move the pusher block back and forth distributing the oil along the guide rods.
- Then run on your syringe pump so the oil can be distributed along the screw rod.
Watch the video for a demo of how to lubricate an electronic syringe pump: