EP Editorial Staff | October 4, 2013
Oil-Free Chain Cuts Downtime And Maintenance Costs
U.S. Tsubaki’s Lambda® Chain delivers strong, reliable, clean operation without the need for additional lubrication. Suitable applications include packaging, food processing and others that need to be lube-free, or where manual lubrication is difficult or unfeasible. Since no lubrication is required, downtime and maintenance costs are reduced. According to the company, additional features and benefits include:
- Oil-impregnated bushings that minimize chain elongation.
- The ability to perform in temperatures up to 302 F.
- Smooth roller engagement that reduces sprocket wear and replacement costs.
Lambda Chain is available in both drive and conveyor (with attachments) styles, with the same maximum allowable loads as U.S. Tsubaki’s standard chains.
U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission LLC
Anti-Seize Food-Grade Lubricant
Chesterton’s 785FG is a high-performance anti-seize acceptable for use in the food and beverage industries. The lubricant is NSF-registered H1 for incidental food contact and does not contain PTFE or heavy metals. It was specifically developed to provide high-pressure thread lubrication for the assembly and disassembly of stainless steel and other common bolt-
ing metals used in the food industry. 785FG is available in 200 gm tubes, 500 gm brush-top cans or large bulk packaging.
Lubrication App For Motor Bearings
AMRRI’s LubeCoach EM app for the iPhone and iPad can help address precise lubrication requirements for the 85 most common electric motor bearings. Through a series of drop-down menus detailing bearing data, service factors and oil properties, the application calculates and transmits the data and results via email. Deliverables include relubrication frequency and amount (grams or ounces) and verification of the selected lubricant’s fitness for use.
Advanced Machine Reliability Resources, Inc.
CE-Compliant Coolant Cleaner
Independent laboratory tests now certify that EXAIR’s Chip Trapper™ meets the standards required to attain the CE mark. Chip Trapper offers a fast, easy way to clean large coolant sumps, removing solids such as chips, swarf and shavings. The debris-filled coolant or liquid is vacuumed into an included 55-gallon drum, trapping solids in a reusable filter bag. With a turn of the flow valve, clean liquid pumps back out.
Multipurpose NSF H1 Greases
The ALLPLEX FMG Series of greases from Klüber offers multi-purpose, NSF H1 registered products for the food processing, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. A special additive package provides anti-wear and extreme pressure protection from corrosion. Equipment in wash-down environments benefit from the aluminum complex thickener system, which adds water resistance and a broad temperature range. ALLPLEX is available in multiple standard packaging options from drums to cartridges, and can be used as a single-point lubricator.
SKF’s extreme-temperature bearings feature a graphite cage that lubricates the bearing at up to 350 C without the need for relubrication. According to the company, this allows operators in the metal industry to cut maintenance costs and boost reliability by replacing conventional grease-lubricated bearings. The extreme-temperature bearing is included in the SKF BeyondZero portfolio, which contains products that offer enhanced environmental performance characteristics.
Lube Pumps For Heavy-Duty Equipment
Graco’s Dyna-Star line of reciprocating pumps helps meet lubrication needs of heavy-duty equipment in mining, construction, fleet maintenance and other applications. The 24 VDC electric lubrication pump supplies grease to injector-based, series progressive and dual-line metering systems. The Dyna-Star HP (High Pressure) model is capable of 5,000 psi (344 bar) with a maximum output of 18 cubic inches per minute, while the Dyna-Star HF (High Flow) model is capable of 3,400 psi (241 bar) with a maximum output of 25 cubic inches per minute.