Avoid failures on board a ship with automatic lubrication

September 26. 2016

Avoid failures on board a ship with automatic lubrication

Klübermatic FLEX – speciality lubricants in "smart packages"

Excessive or starved lubrication of rolling and plain bearings may cause problems in marine applications. This can be prevented using automatic lubricant dispensers of the Klübermatic series made by Klüber Lubrication. These systems ensure reliable and precise lubrication of the friction points. The Klübermatic range, which is already well established in many industries, is now complemented by the Klübermatic FLEX dispenser - a flexible lubrication unit in compact design, which can be used on board a ship or in engine rooms.

"Klübermatic FLEX is very clean, reliable and cost-effective", explains Dirk Fabry, Business Development Manager for marine lubricants at Klüber Lubrication. "The automatic lubrication system does not only prevent overlubrication of components, but also premature wear of bearings due to starved lubrication while extending maintenance intervals." Moreover, reliable, automatic lubrication increases workplace safety; as the crew does no longer have to perform manual lubrication of components difficult to access like lifeboat davits.

Unlike manual lubrication, automatic lubrication also offers the benefit of dispensing lubricant continuously and uniformly over an adjustable period of up to 12 months. The automatic lubricant dispenser is available in sizes of 60 and 125 ml. Klübermatic FLEX can also used for applications on the open deck as it is protected against splash water acc. to IP 68.


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 testing section 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 Group of the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim. Klüber Lubrication has about 2,000 employees in more than 30 countries.

About Freudenberg Chemical Specialities

Freudenberg Chemical Specialities develops, manufactures and markets chemical specialities. In order to be as close as possible to customers, the company has a global market presence comprising five brands: Klüber Lubrication, Chem-Trend, OKS, SurTec and Capol. Freudenberg Chemical Specialities is one of the world's leading manufacturers of speciality lubricants, release agents, chemotechnical maintenance products as well as surface treatment and electroplating solutions. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, Freudenberg Chemical Specialities operates in about 40 countries via its own companies. In 2015, the Business Group employed a workforce of around 3,300 and generated a turnover of approx. Euro 960 million.

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