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Chesterton Industrial Lubricant Solutions Keeps Chains Free From Sludge

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Case study – Chesterton ILMRO products – Industrial Lubricants

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The chains of an apron feeder are exposed to moisture and abrasive dirt. Water and abrasive dust residue buildup caused excessive wear as well as severe corrosion in the pin and bushing. Chesterton experts suggested and applied Chesterton 601 Chain Drive Pin and Bushing Lubricant on the chains without prior cleaning. After 1 month using Chesterton 601 in the oil bath, the detergency action of this product kept the chain free from sludge, and after 12 months, the chain life doubled.

Products featured in the case study:

Chesterton 601 Chain Drive Pin and Bushing Lubricant

Challenge

Background

The chains of an apron feeder are exposed to moisture and abrasive dirt. Water and abrasive dust residue buildup caused excessive wear as well as severe corrosion in the pin and bushing. Chain links are replaced every 1-2 weeks, and the whole chain is replaced every month.

Goal:

Extend Chain Life/Reduce Costs

Chain Consumption: 36 ft/month

Total Chain Cost: $ 11,000

Lubrication: $ 140

Total Monthly Cost: $ 11,140

Annual Chain Cost: $131, 800

Water and abrasives wear the chain.

Solution

We applied Chesterton 601 Chain Drive Pin and Bushing Lubricant on the chains without prior cleaning. The lubricant’s high-capillary action penetrated the pin and bushing rapidly, removing the residue built-up on the chains.

Chesterton 601’s corrosion inhibitor and extreme pressure additive kept the chains well lubricated and corrosion free.

Chesterton 601 penetrates, removing sludge and residue build-up as it lubricates.

Results

After one month using Chesterton 601 in the oil bath, the detergency action of this product kept the chain free from sludge.

After 12 months, chain life doubled, and primary crusher production rates increased by 30%.

Chain Consumption: 18 ft/month

Total Chain Cost: $ 5,500

Lubrication: $ 890

Total Monthly Cost: $ 6,400

Annual Savings: $55,500

After 12 months of use, chain life increased 200% and ore processing productivity by 30%.

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Case Study – Issued 09/21

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