Optimal spindle lubrication in a lifting tower for railway locomotives and cars.

Optimal spindle lubrication in a lifting tower for railway locomotives and cars.

2x longer life and savings of €30,000.

Interflon Grease LS2


Initial situation

The exceptionally high loading of the lifting spindles when lifting locomotives weighing more than 100 tonnes led to frequent fretting of the spindles and very dangerous situations. The graphite grease used did not help and dripped out.


Our solution

Interflon Grease LS2 to very high pressures, was applied to the spindle. A grease that no long drips off the spindle and provides reliable lubrication.


Result

Since Interflon Grease LS2 has been used, there have been no more problems with the spindles. Maintenance effort has been reduced by 75% and savings of €30,000 on spare parts are the results thus far. The hoisting machines operate reliably.