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The Challenge

This plant uses glass jars as packaging. They were experiencing high wear of their clip-on conveyor chain, which was a 1/2″ chain with guide blocks. They were using only water as a lubricant, which caused huge amount of corrosion, not to mention wet floors. There were many thermal failures of the transmission due to high friction, which in turn was caused by the poor choice of water as a lubricant. New chains cost in excess of $30,000.00 for this particular line.

Environment

  • Water
  • High friction
  • Heavy wear

The Solution: Interflon Food Lube AL

Interflon Food Lube AL is suited for automatic lubrication dispensers, such as Simalube products. The life of the chain was extended by at least six months, to a total of 1.5 years. Thermal failures ceased. There was a significant reduction in maintenance and repairs, and because the floor was no longer covered in water, employee happiness and comfort increased and the potential for accidents decreased.

Result

  • No more thermal failures
  • Total cost savings of $114,000.00 (chain, equipment, maintenance personnel, downtime)
  • Water consumption reduced by 90,000 cubic meters