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Innovative solutions for conveyor belt lubrication in the beverage industry

September 27. 2017

Innovative solutions for conveyor belt lubrication in the beverage industry

Minimal residue formation reduces cleaning efforts significantly

Conveyor belts in the beverage industry play an important role in ensuring smooth production processes. They are subject to wear and also need to be maintained according to high hygienic standards. Adequate and correct lubrication of conveyor belts is critical to ensure smooth and trouble-free production processes. With its new Klüberplus C2 series, Klüber Lubrication has now developed a series of innovative products for the lubrication of plastic conveyor belts which combine the benefits of both wet and dry lubrication. The new products are registered as NSF H1 and are free of perfluorinated substances (PTFE) or silicone.

Many of the dry lubricants in usage today are based on silicone which is combined with water to form an emulsion.This has the disadvantage of residue formation, resulting in high cleaning effort," says Jürgen Murhammer, Global Market Manager Food Industry at Klüber Lubrication. “Our new conveyor belt lubricants, on the other hand, are homogeneous solutions where the soluble raw materials do not get separated. As a result, there is less residue build-up between the chain links resulting in less cleaning efforts”.

Specifically for the lubrication of conveyor belts transporting carton beverage packages, Klüber Lubrication has developed Klüberplus C2 K2 Ultra Dry. For the transport of PET bottles and metal cans, Klüber Lubrication offers two special lubricants, Klüberplus C2 PM2 Super Dry and Klüberplus C2 PM2 Ultra Dry, the Ultra Dry products being specifically designed for use in combination with Löhrke spraying equipment.  Due to special formulation of the lubricants, the chains run cleaner and excellent lubrication properties ensure lower coefficient of friction. This results in smooth production flow and optimization of operational cost.

 

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 develops, manufactures and markets chemical specialties. To be close to its customers, the company is represented globally in the market with its five brands, Klüber Lubrication, Chem-Trend, OKS, SurTec and Capol. Freudenberg Chemical Specialities is one of the global leading manufacturers of specialty lubricants, release agents, chemotechnical maintenance products, and solutions for surface and galvanic technologies. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, the Business Group runs its own companies in some 40 countries. In 2015, Freudenberg Chemical Specialities employed about 3,300 people and generated sales of about € 960 million.

For more information, please visit http://www.fcs-munich.com

 

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