LUBRICATION SOLUTIONS FOR CHAIN & CONVEYOR SYSTEMS
Properly lubricated chains and conveyors can last 3 to 10 times longer.
Chains & Conveyors play a vital role in manufacturing and production processes. They lift and transport product from one location to another, transmit power, control machine movement, position parts and components, etc.
The demands placed on chain and conveyor systems make lubrication a vital component of the overall reliability program.
The key to proper chain & conveyor lubrication is to maintain an adequate film of lubricant between the chain friction points.
PROPER CHAIN AND CONVEYOR LUBRICATION REQUIREMENTS
The Right Lubricant
A quality lubricant that can Penetrate into the friction points between the pins and bushing, bushings and rollers, wear plates, etc. is essential. Coating the chain or conveyor with a lubricant that does not penetrate and protect the critical wear points will not get the job done.
Applied’s lubricants are designed to work as a lubricant, penetrant and cleaner that reach all of the links, pins and moving parts of the conveyor chain. lubricants are specially formulated for a multitude of applications.
In the Right Place
Lubricants need to be applied to critical wear areas of the chain or conveyor. Applied offers a comprehensive line of precision, industry proven application systems that are designed to deliver lubricant accurately to the critical wear points of the chain.
In the Right Amount
Applying the right lubricant, in amounts adequate to maintain a lubricant film between the critical wear points, is the objective of chain and conveyor lubrication.
ALT can provide an application system to meet the specific demands of the application. Systems that deliver precise amounts of lubricant to ensure effective lubrication and increased cleanliness.
- Friction between the bushing/pin
- Friction between the bushing/roller
- Friction between the outside/inside plate
- Friction between the plate/bushing
- Friction between the sprocket, roller and internal plate
Applied lubricants are blended in our own facility and are engineered to meet the specific demands of various chain and conveyor applications. Our lubricants are industry proven on a diversity of applications throughout North America.
Lubricants available for applications such as:
- E-Coat Lines
- Food Grade Applications
- Kiln/Dryer Chains
- Paint Line Conveyors
- Bakery Chain Furnace
- Scrap Conveyors
- Transfer Lines
Heavy Duty – Production Chain & Conveyor Lubrication Systems
Production systems that are designed to provide contact free lubrication of chains and conveyors. Lubricant is applied in exactly metered volumes while the chain or conveyor is running. High cycle rates and long duty cycles provide reliable lubrication for a multitude of industrial applications.
Automated Grease Systems – for trolley wheel conveyors
Automated grease systems serve to ensure that trolley wheel conveyors are properly and adequately maintained. Manual lubrication of several hundred or
several thousand trolley wheels is simply not viable.
Automated systems inject precise amounts of lubricant in the wheels while the conveyor is running. Precise control of the amount of lubricant being applied combined with timed and monitored lube events ensure a clean, well lubricated conveyor.
Automated Brush Type Systems
Automated brush type systems provide an excellent means of applying and controlling lubricant flow to the chain. Positive displacement measuring valves, are cycled from the machine’s PLC or from a system controller and a precise, measured amount of lubricant is sent to the each brush at timed intervals. The brushes transfer and maintain a lubricant film on the chain.
Gravity Type Chain Oilers
Gravity type chain oilers can provide an economic solution to many chain lube applications. They operate on a gravity feed principle supplying a controlled amount of oil through an applicator to the chain.
Solenoid equipped units are available for applications that require automatic or remote control of the oiler.
All reasonable care has been taken to ensure the information contained in this document is accurate as of the day of printing. We reserve the right to change any information. For current information, please contact Applied Lubrication Technology Inc. or an authorized representative of Applied Lubrication Technology Inc. November 2014.