Yes. perma FLEX is free of silicone. This is an important information if the system is intended to be used for the car industry.
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Low and high temperatures can influence the selected discharge period. Deviations can either be calculated manually by using temperature factors, or automatically by using the free perma SELECT software.
If temperature rises above 68 °F (40 °C) discharge period can not exceed 6 months to ensure that system discharges until completely empty.
Remove rotary switch with a screw driver. Then take out and recycle the battery. Dispose empty housing with other oil containing waste.
The user should note the activation date and the exchange date on the label.
If the discharge period is changed after the initially programmed discharge period has started, the exchange date on the label is no longer valid.
perma FLEX is designed to match the programmed discharge period when there is no counter pressure at the lube-point. The higher the counter pressure (caused by tight lube channels or long tube connections), the longer the discharge period. To ensure proper operation, we recommend to measure the counter pressure at the lube-point.
Basically it is possible to counteract a higher counter pressure by selecting a shorter discharge period (a shorter discharge period will increase gas production).
Low temperatures = slower discharge
Higher temperatures = faster discharge
Important: If the ambient temperature permanently exceeds 140 °F / 60 °C, the selected discharge period must not be longer than 6 months.
At temperatures below -4 °F / -20 °C, the gas production will stop. The discharge will continue as soon as the temperature reaches -4 °F / -20 °C or higher. Temperatures above 140 °F / 60° C may permanently damage the lubrication system and its components.
perma FLEX starts discharging with a delay because it takes a while to generate the required discharge pressure. The delay depends on several factors such as ambient temperature, selected discharge period and type of lubricant.
- Ambient temp. 68 °F / setting 6 months / grease SF01: Delay approx. 1 week
- Ambient temp. -4 °F / setting 6 months / grease SF01: Delay approx. 2 weeks
The delay can be shortened by setting the discharge period on 1 month for one day (faster pressure build-up). Sufficient pre-lubrication will also compensate the discharge delay.
Basically it is possible to counteract a higher counter pressure as a shorter discharge period will increase gas production.
perma NOVA is a gas driven lubrication system. The set discharge period is based on lubrication points without counter pressure. The higher the counter pressure, the longer the discharge period. It is important to determine the counter pressure at the lubrication point for a correct function of the lubrication system.
No contact between control- and LC unit. If you are using perma NOVA for the first time, please check if control- and LC unit are screwed together correctly. You may want to unscrew the two parts and try screwing them together again (shift position by 180°). If the display still does not react, then the LC supply battery is most likely defective. Please use a new LC unit (max. storage life is 2 years). If the new LC does not work either, the control unit is defective.
Yes, the discharge period can be changed.
NOTE: A changed discharge period will affect the original exchange date. In this case you must visually keep on checking the piston position to see when the system is empty.
No, compressed air will damage the electronics of the control unit. Once the perma NOVA is assembled, no dirt or dust can get inside. The protection cover can be used to protect the outside of the control unit.
Inside, where perma NOVA is protected, the mounting position does not matter.
Outside, it should be mounted upright with a protection cover (control unit on top). If upright mounting is not possible, then perma NOVA can also be mounted horizontally or tilted.
Do not mount upside down (control unit on bottom) as over a longer period of time, moisture might get into the lubricator via the connection thread between control and LC unit.
perma NOVA received IP 65 protection. It is dust tight and protected against water jets from all sides. It is not suitable for continuous operation under water.
The display only signalizes correct function of the electronics. It cannot detect gas building problems or leakages. However, every NOVA control unit is tested before it leaves perma-tec and should therefore function correctly.
No. The gas generating process inside the LC unit is hermetically sealed. The produced pressure only affects the lubricant discharge, not the control unit.
During the "Quick Start" phase, the system temporarily produces more gas. This enables the lubricator to discharge the first lubricant already within the first day (regardless of the selected discharge period and the ambient temperature).
The lubrication system will do a Quick Start:
- after each LC unit exchange
- whenever perma NOVA is turned on (e.g. a discharge interruption due to equipment downtime)
- when the discharge period is shortened
Screw on tight and ensure that one of the raised edges on the control unit lines up with the marking on the LC unit.
If the discharge period is not changed, the previous setting will remain valid. There will be another "Quick Start". The half filled LC unit will be empty within half of the selected discharge period.
At temperatures below -4 °F, the gas production will stop. The discharge will continue as soon as the temperature reaches -4 °F or higher. Temperatures above 140 °F may permanently damage the lubrication system and its components.
A general answer to this question is not possible. It depends on how the system is used. Some applications put more strain on the system than others.
Before you reuse the control unit, always check:
- Is the desired discharge period setting possible?
- Does the display signal correct operation?
Yes, the discharge period will not change. The system will also do a "Quick Start".
The user should note the activation date and the exchange date on the label.
If the discharge period is changed after the initially programmed discharge period has started, the exchange date on the label is no longer valid. Therefore we also recommend the use of our MLP software (free download from our web page). Changes can be noted there which guarantees optimal control over all lubrication points.
perma STAR VARIO
1. Battery pack is either empty or defective.
2. Drive unit is defective and needs to be returned to your supplier.
Max 2 years at 68 °F / 50% relative humidity.
Settings are incorrect. The programmed LC is bigger than the one that is attached. Correct your settings by pushing the SET button (5 sec.), replace LC and re-start the system.
LC means Lubricant Canister.
1. Remove battery pack. Wait for 10 seconds and insert new battery pack.
2. If "Er" is still shown, the drive unit is broken and needs to be returned to your supplier.
Incorrect settings. In this case the selected LC is smaller than the one that is used. Update your settings by pushing the SET button (5 sec), replace LC and re-start the system.
The system recognized the counter pressure to be higher than 6 bar. STAR VARIO has turned off automatically. Check counter pressure at lube point and re-start the system.
perma STAR VARIO has been operated at temperatures below 14 °F (-10 °C) and turned off. "ut" (under temperature) can be skipped by pushing the SET button for 1 second. Always ensure that STAR VARIO is operated at temperatures higher than 14 °F (-10 °C).
Max. mounting angle for oil filled units = ±45°
Grease filled units can be mounted in any position (360°)
NOTE: Do NOT use protection cap in overhead installations
1. If "Lo" can be cleared from the display by pushing the SET button for 1 sec: YES, at your own risk.
2. If "Lo" can't be cleared from the display by pushing the SET button: NO - you must replace the battery pack.
"OL" can be skipped by pushing the SET button for 1 second. If counter pressure goes down (< 6 bar) the system returns to normal operation. If counter pressure remains > 6 bar "OL" will reappear.
Battery pack doesn‘t provide the required minimum voltage because:
1. It has already been in use.
2. It is too old.
No. Alkaline batteries are not rechargable.
Drive unit isn't placed correctly. Ensure that both parts click into place. Turn the threaded ring on the LC unit until the small white arrow mark is fully visible.
Change LC if display shows "LC" and red LED is blinking.
Green: STAR VARIO is operating according to its settings.
Red: STAR VARIO switched off and doesn't discharge. See display for further information.
After removing the old battery you have to wait for at least 10 seconds or push the SET button before inserting a new battery pack.
Previously made settings (LC size / discharge period) remain. If you have changed to a different LC size you must change the setting.
When the battery pack is has snapped into place, the system automatically runs a self-test. Motor function, display and LEDs are checked. After the self-test the display shows "00".
Display shows "ru" and green LED is blinking. System does a first discharge with a higher discharge amount.
Correct function is only possible with original perma STAR battery pack.
LC S60 = 60 cm³ (2.03 oz)
LC M120 = 120 cm³ (4.06 oz)
LC L250 = 250 cm³ (8.45 oz)
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CLASS I, Div. 2, Group A;B;C;D;
CLASS II, Div. 2, Groups F and G;
CLASS III Hazardous Locations
-10°C to 50°C (14 °F to 122 °F): 6 bar
50°C to 60°C (122°F to 140 °F): 4 bar
-10 °C to 60 °C (14° to 140 °F)
1. Empty LCs >> Oil containing waste
2. Battery pack >> Battery recycling
Replace battery pack and LC. Restart the system by pushing the SET button for approx. 1 sec.
Display shows "--" and LED are not blinking.
Display shows "ru" and green LED is blinking.
To activate the purge mode, push SET button for at least 10 seconds until "PU" appears in display. System does 3 discharges of 2.6 cm³ (0.088 oz). Purge function can be stopped by pushing the SET button. After purging, perma STAR VARIO returns to its set mode.
ø = 75 mm (2.95 in)
S60 = 155 mm (6.10 in)
M120 = 178 mm (7.01 in)
L250 = 228 mm (8.98 in)
Insert and lock (listen to "click") new battery.
Place the drive unit on the LC.
Ensure that both parts click into place.
Turn the threaded ring on the LC unit until the small white arrow mark is fully visible.
Push the SET button for approx. 1 sec.
S60 = 542 g (19.12 oz)
M120 = 612 g (21.59 oz)
L250 = 774 g (27.30 oz)
Push SET button for approx. 1 sec after LC size and discharge period are set. LC size and discharge period will be shown on the display.
NOTE: Drive is not pre-set. Program LC size and discharge period as follows:
1. Push SET button for at least 5 seconds to program LC size (until line starts blinking).
2. Select the desired LC size (60, 120 or 250 cm³) by pushing the SET button.
3. After 3 seconds selection is saved automatically.
4. The system changes to the discharge time setting.
5. Press the SET button until the desired discharge period (1 – 12 months) is shown in the display. Selection is also saved automatically after 3 seconds.
6. Settings can be changed at any time by following the same procedures.
Display shows set discharge period and green LED are blinking in short intervals.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 months
Lubricant and environmental conditions (e.g. temperature) will give a major impact on possible tube lengths. Please contact perma to get answers for your specific conditions.
perma SELECT APP
Yes, the app can be used offline to carry out calculations and to view existing calculations. However, if you loose connection to your mobile provider / wireless network, it will not be possible to create a PDF (calculation result) nor will it be possible to email it.
The perma SELECT APP can be used with iOS version 6 and higher or Android version 2.0 and higher.
If the app is completely closed during a calculation process (as background service) without having been saved, the data will be lost.
If calculations were saved before closing the app, the data will still be available.
INFO: All saved calculations are lost when the app is uninstalled.
In order to transfer your data to a newer smartphone of the same manufacturer, please use the appropriate "Data Transferring Software" of the phone manufacturer.
For Apple iPhone > iTunes || Samsung Phones > Samsung Kies
To transfer data to another device, we suggest to send your data via Email. Please use function "Save & Send".
Click on "Calculations". Use the integrated search function for faster search results.
Add > Choose the calculation method > Enter the required information > Save calculation.
Calculations > Click on icon "Choose" > Choose the desired application > Click on icon "Copy" > Name the application.
Calculations > Click the desired application > Click on icon "Edit".
Calculations > Click on icon "Choose" > Choose the desired application > Click on icon "Delete".
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