Using the bakery industry as an example, Klüber Lubrication impressively demonstrates how tailor-fit lubricants can increase food safety and at the same time improve process efficiency and sustainability. On the one hand, the tribology expert demonstrates how minimum quantity lubrication of transport chains can minimize the risk of contamination. On the other hand, a number of new synthetic high-temperature greases for bearing lubrication can significantly extend the service intervals of bearings, which also increases process efficiency. All Klüber Lubrication products for the food industry are NSF H1 registered respectively certified to ISO 21469.
Regenerative high-temperature chain oil helps reduce lubricant consumption significantly
Particularly for the lubrication of oven transport chains for example in large industrial bakeries, Klüber Lubrication has developed a new synthetic high-temperature oil which is able to dissolve and regenerate residues. This helps reduce maintenance costs significantly. The optimised thermal stability of the new, regenerative chain oil also leads to reduced lubricant consumption.
"Our new high-temperature chain oil provides for outstanding wear protection, so that continuous minimum quantity lubrication will help prolong the chain lives significantly", said Paolo Spolaore, Global Market Manager Food Industry at Klüber Lubrication. "The oil therefore not only meets the highest hygiene standards in the food industry, but also increases the reliability of production processes."
Lubrication of bearings operating under permanent high temperatures
Based on an innovative lubrication concept, Klüber Lubrication has succeeded in developing a new high-temperature grease for a wide range of applications in the food industry, which is able to realise its full potential at permanent temperatures of up to 160 degrees Celsius. This was made possible by using an innovative, FDA-approved polyurea thickener developed by Klüber Lubrication. Applications include ovens in the baking industry, proofing cabinets, conveyors or motors.
“In the lubrication of bearings that are operated at high temperatures, manufacturers often have been obliged to lower expectations with regard to food safety and resort to industrial greases”, said Spolaore. “Since our new high-temperature grease is designed for temperature peaks up to 180 degrees Celsius, it is the perfect solution not only for the lubrication of bearings in the baking industry, but also for other food industry segments. In addition, the number of necessary lubricants can be reduced, minimising the risk of mix-up.”
Due to the performance and high load carrying capacity of a synthetic base oil, extended lubrication intervals and maintenance intervals can be achieved at medium and high temperatures, while lower quantities of lubricant are needed in the production process.
About Klüber Lubrication
Klüber Lubrication is one of the world's leading manufacturers of speciality lubricants, offering high-end tribological solutions to virtually all industries and markets worldwide. Most products are developed and made to specific customer requirements. During its more than 80 years of existence, Klüber Lubrication has provided high-quality lubricants, thorough consultation and extensive services, which has earned it an excellent reputation in the market. The company holds all common industrial certifications and operates a test bay hardly rivalled in the lubricants industry.
Klüber Lubrication, set up as a retail company for mineral oil products in Munich in 1929, is today part of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities SE & Co. KG, a Business Unit of the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim. Klüber Lubrication has approximately 2000 employees in more than 30 countries.
About Freudenberg Chemical Specialities
Freudenberg Chemical Specialities Munich, was founded in 2004 as a new Business Group within the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim, Germany, a family-owned, diversified technology company with a history of more than 160 years. Freudenberg Chemical Specialities has a lean, market-oriented organization with Management Board and Corporate Functions. Its objective is to promote innovation potentials in its field of activities and to expand world-wide market leadership in special lubricants and release agents. The Business Group includes five largely independent divisions which are active in more than 50 countries: Klüber Lubrication, Chem-Trend, SurTec, Capol and OKS.