1. Background Information
  2. Unpacking & Inspection
  3. Customer Service
  4. Preparing the Applicator for Use
  5. Installing the Applicator
  6. Priming the Pumps
  7. Nozzle Placement
  8. Operation
  9. Setting the Bluebe FK Style Pump
  10. Fluid Usage Recommendations
  11. Applicator Components and Operation instructions
  12. Bluebe FK Pump Maintenance
  13. Trouble Shooting
  14. FUJI BC ENGINEERING - Warranty Policy

Background Information

Bluebe applicators have been specifically designed to dispense controlled amounts of Bluebe lubricants for a variety of machining applications. Although the applicators have been built to accommodate different products, use of fluids other than Bluebe in these systems may result in damage to the applicator.

Unpacking & Inspection

When unpacking your new Bluebe applicator please be sure that the follwing items have been included:

  1. Bluebe Applicator
  2. Reservoir
  3. Filter Assembly
  4. Sample of Fluid
  5. Nozzles and Nozzle Mounting Clamps (If Applicable)

Customer Service

If any damage has occurred submit a claim immediately with the delivery carrier. If any parts are missing, contact FUJI BC Engineering overseas division.

promptly mail to the following :


Inquiry form


*Without the registration card any warranty claims may be delayed until the date of your purchase can be verified.

Preparing the Bluebe Applicator for Use

Remove plastic shipping plug from the reservoir extension on top of the applicator.
Be sure the threads and the orifice, in the reservoir extension are free of debris.
Apply Teflon tape to the threads on the fluid reservoir (1) and attach to the reservoir extension using a ¾” wrench. Be sure reservoir is tight or fluid will leak and run down inside the applicator.
Attach the nozzles to the end of the air/oil hose assembly.

Copper & Stainless steel nozzles:

Cut the oil line so that it will be about 1 ½” back from the end of the nozzle, with the tip installed. A longer or shorter oil line will cause a poor oil pattern to be created.
Attach the copper or stainless steel nozzles by first sliding the provided hose clamp over the braided air hose. Insert the unthreaded end of the nozzle 1” into the braided air hose. Slide the hose clamp to ½” from the end of the air tubing (closest to the nozzle) and crimp to secure.

Loc-Line Nozzles:

Cut the oil line back to the 3rd knuckle (including the tip). A longer or shorter oil line will cause a poor oil pattern to be created.
Be sure nozzle tips are tight on the ends of the nozzles.

Installing the Applicator

The Bluebe applicator may be attached permanently to a machine with two screws placed through the mounting holes in the back of the box. These holes may also be used to hold three 90-pound magnets which will hold the applicator to a metallic surface (for 1 and 2 nozzles applicator only). Magnets are available as an option (part # 9486).

Installation Steps

Attach the applicator and nozzles to the machine. The applicator should be as level as possible and the nozzles should be mounted according to the following instructions.
For manual style applicators turn the on/off switch (2) to the off position.
Fill the reservoir (1) with Bluebe lubricant.
Attach an air supply to the inlet on the on/off switch assembly (2). Note: The Bluebe applicator operates on an air supply of 0.4-1.0Mpa and uses approximately 1-2 CFM of air per nozzle. The air inlet has a standard moisture/particulate filter (4) with a manual drain. This is sufficient for most applications. If oil or excessive moisture is present in the air supply, the use of a coalescing filter is recommended. Coalescing filters are available as an option (part # 9402 ¼ ” NPT – part # 9374, 3/8” NPT).
If the Bluebe applicator has a solenoid valve as an on/off control you will need to have a licensed electrician connect the two wires to the control panel of your machine. This will allow the Bluebe applicator to be turned on and off automatically by the machine itself. (Solenoid valves are available in the following voltages: 110vac, 220vac, 100vac/50hz, 200vac/50hz, 24vdc).
Adjust the airflow valve(s) to each nozzle to an appropriate level for your application. The airflow valve controls the amount of air coming out the end of the nozzles. This adjustment has no effect on the amount of fluid that is used. Turn this adjustment clockwise to decrease airflow and counter clockwise to increase airflow.

Priming the Applicator

Bluebe FK Style Pumps:

The pumps were primed and tested before being shipped from the factory. This prime may have been lost during shipping. If the prime has been lost, it will be necessary to perform the following steps to re-prime the applicator.

Fill the reservoir with Bluebe lubricant.
Turn the oil adjustment knobs counter clockwise until they stop. This setting is the maximum and is used only for priming the pumps.
Attach the applicator to an air supply providing 0.4-1.0 Mpa. Turn the selector switch to the on position, if using a manually operated applicator. For a solenoid operated applicator, depress and hold the manual override button, located in the center of the coil.
Increase pulse of frequency generator to one pulse per second
Let the applicator cycle for 2-3 minutes or until you see fluid coming out of the nozzle.

Nozzle Placement

Nozzle placement is very important in making the Bluebe lubricants and applications systems work effectively. The nozzles must be positioned in the following ways:

Nozzles must apply lubricant to the cutting edge (tooth) of a cutting tool before the tool makes a cut. This enables the Bluebe fluid to reduce the friction involved in the cutting operation.
Multiple nozzles are recommended for a number of machining operations. Please consult the factory for recommendations.
The nozzles should, in most cases be placed within 1” from the cutting tool.


Turn the on/off valve (2) to the on position (supply).
Check the lubricant flow by holding a piece of paper between the nozzle and the tool. If necessary, adjust the oil flow knob (6) or the timing device (4) to achieve the desired conditions.
Run the applicator for 2-3 minutes to ensure there is a steady, uninterrupted flow of fluid coming out of the nozzle.
Make a test cut. If the tool is hot on the test cut you will need to reduce the speed of the tool. If the work piece is hot you will need to increase the feed rate.

Setting the Bluebe Style Pump

Adjust the oil flow adjustment knob (6) clockwise until it stops. This is the fully closed or stopped position. This will typically stop at a setting between 3 and 6.
From the stopped position turn the oil flow adjustment knob back out (counterclockwise) until the arrow points to 0. This setting is referred to as the off or start position.
From this point on is the normal working range. The more the adjustment knob is turned out (counterclockwise) the more lubricant will be sprayed each stroke of the pump. A normal setting from the start of the normal working range is 6 (6rev1). For extreme applications it is acceptable to operate the pump in the second or even third revolution.

Note: it is not recommended that the pump be operated in the fully out (counterclockwise) position unless priming. The maximum production operation range would be three revolutions from start. There are about 4½ revolutions possible. The third and fourth revolutions are used for priming.

Fluid Usage Recommendations


Application Pump
Strokes Per
Milling 6-0 2 rev 15-30 30-70 cc
Circular Sawing 6-2 3 rev 15-60 30-80 cc
Bandsawing 6-4 3 rev 15-120 30-100 cc
Tapping 6-7.5 15-120 30-60 cc
Drilling 6-7.5 15-120 30-60 cc
Grinding 2-3.5 12-30 60-.120 cc
Broaching 6-3 3 rev 15-120 30-90 cc
Fluid usage figures are based on consumption during a typical 8-hour shift.

Applicator Components & Operating Instructions

Lubricant Reservoir: Lightweight, durable polycarbonate reservoir. Ten-ounce reservoirs are standard on 1-3-nozzle units. One-quart reservoirs are standard on all units 4 nozzles and above. Reservoirs are also available in 1/2 gallon and gallon sizes.
On/Off Switch: This switch allows the flow of air to enter the applicator. Turn switch clockwise to turn air on, and counterclockwise to turn air off.
Filter/Air Pressure Gauge: A standard particle filter with an air pressure gauge is supplied on each applicator to eliminate particles and water from entering the system. Air pressure should be a minimum of 0.4 Mpa to a maximum of 1.0 Mpa (0.5-0.8 Mpa is optimal). If there is problem with oil in the air supply, we suggest running a coalescing filter (part #9402) in tandem with the particle air filter.
Frequency Generator: This valve controls the frequency at which the pumps cycle. To increase the speed of the pumps, turn screwdriver adjustment counter-clockwise.
Air Flow Valve: each individual pump has its own airflow adjustment that can be operated independently.
Lubricant Flow Adjustment: Knobs regulate the amount of lubricant that is supplied with each stroke of the pump.
Box: Standard equipment durable steel locking box.
Mounting Holes: Pre-drilled holes for permanently mounting applicators to machine tools or for installation of magnetic mounts.
Air Supply: Minimum of 0.4 Mpa required to operate effectively.

Bluebe FK Pump Maintenance

Air/Oil Hose Installation

If new hoses are required, the following steps apply:

NOTE: Refer to the oil-line installation drawing below.

Cut the appropriate length of oil tubing and air hose.
Remove old air hoses.
Loosen the hose barb on the pump body and pull out old oil line.
Insert new length of oil line into barb. Be sure to push tubing into barb until the tubing stops. Some resistance can be felt as the tubing is pushed through the o-ring, before the tubing bottoms out on the brass part. It is important that the tubing is installed properly to assure a leak-free system.
Tighten the hose barb until it stops. The hose barb has a positive stop, over-tightening will cause the barb to break.
Install the air-hose over the barb.

Trouble Shooting

Bluebe FK Style Pumps:

1) The pump functions but does not pump oil:

Check for proper air pressure (0.4-1.0 Mpa)
The fluid adjustment knob (6) may be rotated clockwise to zero, not allowing the piston to stroke.
Check to be sure that the frequency generator (4) is not set on zero.

2) No air flow coming out of nozzles:

Check for proper air pressure (0.4-1.0 Mpa)
Check to be sure that the airflow adjustment (5) is not turned off.

3) Machine is turned on but applicator does not operate:

For manual applicators, be sure switch is turned on and that the tubing is properly inserted into the fittings.
Check to ensure that the electrical connections to the solenoid are tight and in the proper location.

4) Frequency Generator does not cycle or cycles very fast:

Dirty or oily compressed air can damage the frequency generator. If your applicator no longer pumps or pumps extremely fast the problem can usually be fixed by replacing the parts included in the repair kit, (part # 9799), into your frequency generator. To prevent the problem from re-occurring it is recommended that you add a coalescing filter to remove oil from the air supply, and, a particle filter to remove dirt before it enters the applicator.


2 Nozzle Bluebe Pump Applicator


All products sold carry a one-year parts warranty by FUJI BC ENGNEERING,
only to purchasers for use in business or original equipment manufacture,
against defects in workmanship or materials under normal business.
Any part which is determined by FUJI BC ENGNEERING to be defective in
material or workmanship and returned to FUJI BC ENGNEERING will be
repaired or replaced at FUJI BC ENGNEERING options.
A minimum one-hour labor fee will be charged.

All warranties both express and implied become null and void when lubricant
other than BLUEBE or its equivalent is used in the warranted equipment.

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