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Reducing maintenance on bearing housing

Challenge

A cutter device that dissects rubber products with a rotating blade, used a mixture of alkaline gas and steam. Unfortunately, this mixture then entered the bearing housing. Inside the bearing housing, the mixture hardened the competitors grease and corroded/damaged the bearings. Due to this, the equipment needed to be disassembled, and the bearings replaced every six months.

Solution

Chesterton specialists suggested the following products to grease critical areas and eliminate over and under-greasing:

Chesterton 615 HTG -High temperature greases

  • Superior water resistance
  • Excellent corrosion protection
  • Will not bleed or harden

Chesterton 615 HTG

 

Chesterton Lubri-Cup™ – Automatic Grease Dispensers

  • Simple to install and easy to use
  • Available in nitrogen-driven disposable units or electro-mechanical units with replaceable service packs

Chesterton Lubri-Cup™

 

Chesterton 30K Advanced Lip Seal

  • New designs and materials proven to outperform conventional lip seals
  • High-performance PTFE compounds offer advanced wear and abrasion resistance
  • Unique design provides lower friction and decreased shaft wear
  • High-performance lip seals prevent contaminants from entering housing

Chesterton 30K Advanced Lip Seal

Results

Nine months after the new products were introduced, the equipment was dismantled, and the bearing box was checked. There was no evidence of water and the Chesterton 615 HTG had not cured. Also, no corrosion on the bearings had been reported. Equipment disassembly was extended to once every four years.


Due to the new products, there was a realised cost savings of approximately USD 14,000.

Chesterton Lubri-Cup™ Automatic Grease Dispensers (EM-X: certified for use in potentially hazardous environments.)

 

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Chesterton® is a world leader in helping process industry companies and manufacturers improve the reliability and efficiency of their rotating, stationary, and fluid power equipment platforms. We are known across a wide range of industries for our award-winning pump and valve sealing solutions, applications expertise, equipment maintenance and wear-prevention products, and knowledgeable hands-on local service. Chesterton product range includes mechanical seals, packing and gaskets, industrial lubricants and coatings.

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