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Improvement of Lubrication Solution on Automatic Storage and Retrieval System Crane


SKL Maintenance Systems Corporation case study APAC0010 – Chesterton products – Chesterton Industrial Lubricants




The Chesterton® 601 Chain Drive Pin & Brushing Lubricant is a premium-quality oil formulated to penetrate between the close clearance of chain drive bushings and pins, wire ropes, and cables to provide critical lubrication. This formulation contains extreme pressure additives to increase chain load-carrying ability in tough environments. It provides a long-lasting, non-drying film which effectively lubricates metal surfaces so they run smoothly with far less wear.

Products featured in the case study:

715 Spraflex® Gold


An ordinary grease was previously used for lubrication of this crane. It was observed that using this type had caused the following:

  • Ineffective function due to residue build up and stress
  • Messy application
  • Monthly replacement of wire ropes

View with the use of an ordinary grease


Chesterton suggested the use of Chesterton® 601 Chain Drive Pin & Bushing Lubricant for improving internal lubrication. As a secondary suggestion, 715 Spraflex® Gold was also used, this time for external lubrication. The combination of the two products meant that both the inside and outside of the wire roped were properly lubricated and ready for work.

Wire rope applied with 601 and 715 Gold


Increased Reliability

It was observed that after proper application, the following has been evident:

  • Effective and efficient performance of ASRS Cranes
  • Longer life of the material as internal lubrication has been added to their procedures during maintenance
  • Frequent replacement of wire ropes has been decreased from 12 times a year to 2 times in a year

After a month of application of 601 and 715 Gold, wire ropes are still free from dirt and dust build up


The client tracked their product usage costs over the next 14 months and saw a saving of $2,237.58 US over that period.

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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​.

Mentioned in the case study:

SKL Maintenance Systems Corporation
Exclusive Distributor of Chesterton products – Philippines

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Case Number APAC0010 – Issued 09/20

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