Case studies

Bearings

Cold temps, high humidity, and high-pressure water/sanitizing spray defeat many lubricants. Not Interflon!

Lubricating a Marel Sorting System

Initial Situation

This large North Carolina poultry processing plant had been lubricating their Marel sorting system every week. The machine required 5 to 7 pumps of lubricant per bearing. The bearings were subjected to a lot of water, as well as a harsh, daily chemical sanitizing regime.

This was proving to be expensive and time-consuming, and like all of Interflon’s soon-to-be clients, they wanted a solution… one that was not just cheaper, but better, too.

Our Solution

We recommended Interflon Food Grease HD2 with MicPol®. The 'HD' stands for Heavy Duty. This grease has a multitude of uses and is especially good at repelling water.

Results

  • Grease consumption cut by 75%
  • Labor expenses on this machine cut by 80%
  • Client now uses Interflon products throughout the plant