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1. (WO2018085355) VEHICLE ADAPTIVE AUTOMATIC LUBRICATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/085355    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/059477
Publication Date: Sat May 12 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Nov 02 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: B60R 17/02
B60R 16/08
B60R 16/03
F16N 7/38
Applicants: GRACO MINNESOTA INC.
Inventors: GUSTAFSON, Brandon, T.
JENSEN, Daniel, M.
Title: VEHICLE ADAPTIVE AUTOMATIC LUBRICATION
Abstract:
A vehicle lubrication system includes a plurality of sensors disposed on the vehicle and configured to sense operational characteristics of the vehicle, a pump disposed on the vehicle and configured to deliver lubricant to a plurality of lubricated regions of the vehicle, and a controller device operatively coupled to the pump. The controller device is configured to receive sensor data corresponding to the operational characteristics of the vehicle sensed by the plurality of sensors, and determine, based on the received sensor data, a lubricant delivery frequency at which lubrication is to be delivered to the plurality of lubricated regions of the vehicle. The controller device is further configured to provide control commands to cause the pump to deliver the lubricant to the plurality of lubricated regions according to the determined lubricant delivery frequency.