The India manual lubrication management system market share witnessed significant growth in the past and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.2% during the forecast period (2022-2030). The significant growth of the pulp and paper industry drives the manual lubrication management system market. Limited associated with the product acts as a restraint for this market. On the other hand, expanding industrialization in developing regions is an opportunity for the manual lubrication management system market.
Lubrication management is a crucial part of routine equipment upkeep. Proper lubrication of moving parts increases equipment longevity and reduces maintenance needs. Industrial machinery can be oiled either by hand or automatically. Manual lubrication management requires an oil cup or grease fitting and a portable pump. Lubricant is injected into the friction points via tubing or drilled channels once the pump tube has been connected to the fitting.
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As more machines are needed in pulp and paper operations than in other sectors, the use of lubrication management systems is high in this sector. The intricate equipment includes the Yankee dryer for producing tissues, the corrugated roller bearing for producing cardboard, and the soot blower for producing pulp. When paper is made, the pulp is heated to a high temperature and cooked in water at the wet end, which results in a steamy, humid, and extremely hot environment. High temperatures are also used in the dry production stage, where paper is made by heating, ironing, and drying the result.
These facilities use manual lubrication systems to handle the harsh effects of moisture, high loads, variable speeds, and high temperatures in the dry portion. Additionally, good lubrication systems aid in boosting their production and cost-effectiveness. The pulp and paper sector is expected to expand rapidly across all regions, and the need for creative packaging to improve product display on shelves will likely increase. Paper and board production was about 412.5 million tons worldwide in 2019, which is anticipated to increase significantly.
Manual lubrication management systems have historically been widely utilized in the industrial sector. However, some drawbacks of manual systems have led many industries to move from manual to automated lubrication management systems. In industries where ideal lubrication is required to ensure efficient operation processes, less downtime, and lower maintenance costs, manual lubrication systems do not guarantee the right amount of lubricant at the right time and place, posing serious risks. The likelihood of bearing failures rises when lubrication is insufficient. Improper lubrication is to blame for more than 50% of bearing failures. Companies increasingly focus on automatic manual lubrication management systems rather than manual solutions to reduce maintenance costs and increase cost-effectiveness.
In contrast to manual lubrication management systems, which require constant worker supervision, automatic lubrication systems deliver the proper amount of oil to the equipment at the proper location and time while it is in use. In addition, autonomous lubrication system management eliminates the need for a traditional lubrication system and provides reduced wear, increased equipment longevity, and lower maintenance costs. Increased environmental and safety laws that demand time-consuming duties from plant maintenance managers and staff result in adopting more effective and better machine uptime, which impacts manual lubrication management systems. Other problems with the manual lubrication management system include time-consuming lock-out and tag-out procedures and safety worries about lubricating difficult-to-reach bearings. Therefore, the market expansion during the study period is projected to be hampered by increasing preference for automatic lubrication management systems over manual lubrication management systems due to various restrictions associated with their use.
Significant expansion of important end-use industries in developing nations, including food and beverage, oil and gas, construction, automotive, and others, is projected to increase demand for manual lubrication management systems. Product consumption is projected to increase as the construction industry expands and spends more on residential construction projects. Per capita, disposable income is rising, and living standards are altering. Additionally, rising investment in offshore oil and gas drilling operations to satisfy rising oil and gas demand from important end-use sectors is projected to promote market expansion. Additionally, growing demand for packaged food goods in developing countries due to convenience, an increase in the working population, and higher per capita disposable income is projected to fuel the expansion of the food and beverage industry and raise product demand.
An important component of maintenance and operational effectiveness in numerous industries across the nation is the India Manual Lubrication Management System. It entails the methodical and cautious application of lubricants to various machines and equipment to ensure smooth operation, lower friction, and avoid accelerated wear and tear. Manual lubrication management, in contrast to automated lubrication systems, relies on human operators to apply lubricants at predetermined intervals or as necessary, depending on the needs of the equipment and the operating circumstances. Manual lubrication management is essential in industrial settings to ensure equipment's proper operation and longevity, particularly in the manufacturing, mining, and heavy machinery sectors. Experts or maintenance staff are responsible for locating lubrication points, choosing the appropriate lubricant, and applying it precisely and in the proper quantity.
Proper lubricants suitable for particular machinery components and adherence to specified lubrication schedules, which equipment manufacturers frequently provide, are necessary for effective manual lubrication management. This thorough procedure contributes to greater production and profitability for enterprises by reducing downtime, preventing expensive breakdowns, and extending the service life of essential machinery.
Manual lubrication management is still useful in many industries despite the development of automated lubrication systems because it is straightforward, affordable, and adaptable to various operating situations. Manual lubrication may also be recommended in some circumstances because it enables maintenance professionals to check machinery while lubricating it carefully, potentially finding additional maintenance needs or problems that automated methods could overlook.
The India manual lubrication management system market is segmented based on Component, End-Use.
Based on the Components, the market is segmented into Storage Systems, Lubricant Handling Containers, and Distribution Tools.
Storage System dominated the market and is expected to register a CAGR of 4.5% over the forecast period. One of the cornerstones of an efficient lubrication management system is handling the lubricant itself. Safer, less messy, and more efficient lubrication work can be accomplished with oils and greases that have been properly stored and handled. Storage for containers used in handling lubricant is convenient, secure, allows for rapid transport, and allows stock to be rotated. Filter, breather, lubricant label, and a dedicated dispensing line are standard equipment for these containers. Some lubricant containers can include refillable, reusable containers for simple upkeep.
Based on End-Use, the market is segmented into Food and Beverage, Oil and Gas, Paper and Pulp, Steel, Transportation, Power Generation, Cement, Construction, and Others.
Steel dominated the market and is expected to register a CAGR of 4.5% over the forecast period. The steel facility operates under various conditions, including extremely heavy loads, high speeds, a dusty, polluted environment, and a humid, acidic environment. It also operates between low and high temperatures. Steel facilities have high investment costs and generate profits by maintaining continuous production with minimal downtime and maintenance stops. In the steel industry, machines must be highly dependent and available over extended periods.