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Nanoceramic grease packaging suits high-volume applications

June 1, 2011 | By MRO Magazine

Nanoceramic grease packaging suits high-volume applications

DayLube has added 1-gal and 5-gal pails to its line of high-performance greases. These easy-carry, simple-to-use containers make the grease suitable for higher-volume applications, especially conveyors, but also the protection of bearings, cables, cams, chains, conveyors, machine parts, robotics, wear plates and more. The grease uses nanoceramic particles that act as sub-microscopic ball bearings to provide continuous lubrication to steel surfaces. Temperature range is minus 40°F to plus 800°F, and the nanoceramic particles remain intact to 2,500°F. The grease is environmentally friendly, maintains its viscosity across the full temperature range and is NSF-H1 food grade certified. It is also available in 16-oz tubes and 16-oz jars.

Dayton Progress

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Food-grade lubricant line cuts maintenance costs

Designed to reduce lubrication intervals, downtime and maintenance costs and extend equipment life, the Omnilube family of premium-quality food-grade synthetic oils and greases approved for incidental food contact is available for compressor, hydraulic, chain, gear and multipurpose applications in food, beverage, pharmaceutical and related industries. The fluids, offering good anti-wear protection and oxidative stability, are formulated from high-quality polyalphaolefin, polyalkylene glycol, ester and mineral base oils, depending on application. They are also approved for Kosher use.


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Food-safe chain oil withstands high temperatures

Chain Guard Food Safe 220 H1 (CG-FS-220-H1) synthetic food-grade lubricant is designed to withstand the harsh environment of food processing facilities. This high-temperature, ester-based synthetic chain oil is fortified with anti-wear additives and oxidant inhibitors, while its natural detergency minimizes carbon build-up on chains. It has a high flash point and a recommended operating temperature range of minus 25°C to plus 315°C (minus 13°F to plus 599°F). An NSF H1 food-grade registered product, it is approved for incidental contact with food in and around food-processing areas. Applications include bakery oven chains, beverage can lines, drying ovens, cement plants, etc.

Chain Guard Industrial Lubricants

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STLE lubrication handbook is now in third edition

The third edition of the Basic Handbook of Lubrication, published by the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, is available. Compiled and edited by STLE’s Alberta Section, the 360-page handbook covers some 30 lubrication topics with contributions from 25 authors. The technical material is oriented to both lubrication-industry newcomers and veterans. This comprehensive reference book is recommended study material for two of STLE’s certifications: Certified Lubrication Specialist and Oil Monitoring Analyst (I and II).


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Mobile lube system goes where it’s needed

A mobile lubrication system from the IFH Group provides storage and dispensing of lubricants, cutting oils, bearing oils, hydraulic fluids, transmission fluids and engine oils for plants requiring lubrication maintenance at multiple locations over a large area. The system, which can be placed by a forklift in the bed of a heavy-duty pickup truck for easy mobility anywhere within a plant, includes two 50-gal and two 25-gal steel containers with PVC sight gauges, each with an air-operated piston pump and filter. Retractable hose reels feature metered dispensing control handles to indicate how much fluid has been dispensed. A large steel tool box with cabinets underneath the reels provides convenient storage of tools, greases and rags.

IFH Group

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Extended service interval grease keeps equipment running longer

Chevron Lubricants has introduced Delo grease ESI, engineered to extend service intervals up to and beyond 30,000 miles. Suitable for Class 6-8 trucks, the grease reduces friction and wear for a wide range of on-road and off-road applications in equipment such as wheel bearings, chassis, steering drag links, kingpins, transmission cross-shaft pins and more. Its formulation comprises highly refined base stocks, a lithium complex thickener, rust and oxidation inhibitors and extreme pressure and tackiness additives. The grease works well in automatic centralized greasing systems and in wheel bearings operating under high and low temperature conditions.

Chevron Lubricants

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