Case studies

Chains

Rock dust is a chain's worst enemy, but Interflon can help.

Conveyor Chain in Concrete Plant

Initial Situation

A conveyor belt that carried rocks to a crusher failed frequently. This was due to high friction and heavy wear. Use of a viscous lubricant caused sand and rock dust to adhere to the chain, resulting in the formation of an abrasive paste. This paste rapidly caused chain elongation due to wear of pins and bushings. The chains and chain wheels had to be frequently replaced.

  • Dry
  • Dusty
  • Sandy/concrete
  • Heavy loads


Our Solution

We installed an automatic lubrication system that dispensed Interflon Lube PN 32. This is a highly versatile, top-of-the line product that can also be used on linear drives and in central lubrication systems (ISO VG 68) for cutting down on the number of lubricants you now use. Comes highly recommended, endorsed and approved by leading air systems manufacturers.

Results

  • No more thermal failures
  • Much less adhesion of sand and dust
  • Longer tool life
  • Cost savings of over $2,500.00