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Improving chain coupling reliability in tyre factory


A hydraulic oil pump used for pumping hydraulic oil to the curing machines at 1350 RPM uses a chain coupling between the motor and pump. The plant found that the chain coupling of the hydraulic oil pump failed due to improper lubrication. The existing grease is not suitable for the high speed conditions and tended to “flick off”. Moreover, they also found corrosion issues due to hydraulic oil leakage. Once the chain coupling seized, it would break or a link would give way meaning the pump had to be stopped to undertake repairs. This resulted in loss of productivity. A preventive maintenance program was introduced to change to a new coupling chain and apply new grease every 6 months.

Coupling chain before using Chesterton 630SXCF


The Chesterton 630 SXCF was first trialed on a new coupling chain. Due to the superior adhesion properties 630 SXCF was able to perform high speed application, beyond expectations. The plant undertook trials for 1 month. After which, they opened the chain coupling cover and found that the grease was still in good condition. They continued to check the oil every month for a year and still found the grease to be in exceptional condition. Therefore, they decided to extend the preventive maintenance period for chain coupling replacement from 6 months to 1 year.

More about the Chesterton 630 SXCF

  • Superior water washout resistance
  • Excellent corrosion protection
  • Compatible with most popular greases
  • Anti-oxidants prevent hardening or crystallization

Apply with Chesterton 630 SXCF


After using the Chesterton 630 SXCF the client reported:
Elimination of corrosion problem of chain coupling.
Increased chain coupling life more than 2 times.
Increased reliability of the equipment

Overhaul cost = USD 300 x 56
Lubricant cost = USD 70 x 56

Total Cost = USD 20,720

One year after applied 630 SXCF


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