Baggage Carousel Drive Bearings and Chain Drives Maintained with Lubri-Cup™!
Case study APAC0050 – Chesterton products – Chesterton Industrial Lubricants
Ensuring that the drive bearings and chain drives involved in baggage conveyor belts in a major airport were properly lubricated was a challenge due to the location of the grease fittings and the chain drive design. With the risk of under and over lubrication, the Lubri-Cup™ is the perfect solution, with automated sensors dispensing only the exact amount of product needed with little-to-no human intervention.
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Ensuring that the drive bearings and chain drives involved in baggage conveyor belts in a major airport were properly lubricated was a challenge due to the location of the grease fittings and the chain drive design. This meant that over or under lubrication was occurring due to reactive maintenance processes.
Insufficient training of maintenance personnel has resulted in poor lubrication being practised leading to frequent conveyor failures.
Reliable lubrication techniques to increase carousel uptime.
Chesterton Lubri-Cup™ EM-VS installation using Chesterton® 615 with Chesterton’s unique Quiet Bearing Technology (QBT) grease and proper lubrication of chain drives using Chesterton® 601 and 715 combination has helped improve conveyor reliability, reduce downtime and improve the efficiency of the electric motor
Chesterton QBT additive plating technology:
- Smooths surface roughness, reducing wear and vibrations
- Molecular surface chemistry passivates the steel and extends bearing life by reactively fusing a “wear shield” on the contact surfaces.
- The microporosity is “filled” and the reactive Fe ++ ions are inhibited.
- QBT works up to 30% water contamination.
“The reduction in complaints from airport customers in terms of waiting times for baggage once arrived, was the most pleasing result of the change in the lubrication process.”
Energy efficiency and reduced bearing replacement are also great savings achieved.
Chesterton® is a world leader in helping process industry companies and manufacturers improve the reliability and efficiency of their rotating, stationary, and fluid power equipment platforms. We are known across a wide range of industries for our award-winning pump and valve sealing solutions, applications expertise, equipment maintenance and wear-prevention products, and knowledgeable hands-on local service.
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Case Number APAC0040 – Issued 8/21