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Automatic lubrication solutions

from SKF
Benefits SKF automatic lubrication systems enhance reliability,
• Extended bearing service life safety and cost control
and reliability through proper
For food and beverage manufacturers,
lubrication improper manual lubrication can impact
• Prevention of over-lubrication reliability, efficiency, food contamination,
and related risk of food operator safety, energy waste and operat­
contamination ing costs. Over- or under-lubricating can
• Reduced energy consumption damage bearings and seals, compromis­
ing bearing service life, and resulting in
due to prevention of temperature
unplanned downtime. Too much grease
increases and friction
can cause a number of problems including:
• Increased worker safety by food contamination; increased energy
installation in hazardous areas usage resulting from surface-to lubri­
• Reduced costs for lubricant, cant friction and increased temperatures;
repairs, and downtime and unnecessary costs for expensive
food grade lubricant. Additionally, While eliminating issues related to
Typical applications operator safety can be compromised by improper lubrication, the SKF solution
manual lubrication work in hazardous delivers important advantages. Extended
All rotating equipment or areas. bearing service life reduces downtime and
applications needing relubrication related costs, while enabling increased
SKF SYSTEM 24 and SKF MultiPoint
in food and beverage processes, productivity. Food contamination and
Lubricator provide solutions to these
including: problem areas. These systems can be worker safety issues are minimized.
• beverages lines mounted for one or multiple lubrication And, profitability is increased through
points, and deliver the right amount of savings in lubricant costs, energy
• sugar processing
the appropriate lubricant 24 hours a day, consumption, maintenance and repair
• bakeries expenses.
seven days a week. A unique Dial Set
• meat processing program enables plant operators to set
• confectionary and other up the system quickly and accurately for
processes optimum performance.

Flexible automatic
lubricators provide the
appropriate amounts of
lubrication when needed,
to help reduce energy
consumption, food
contamination and cost
of food grade lubricant

For more information about SKF products and solutions for the food and beverage
industries, contact your SKF Authorized Distributor or local SKF representative.
Increase the return on your maintenance investment with SKF
The whole idea behind the SKF 360° Solution program is to help you get more out of your plant
machinery. Whether your goals include lowering maintenance costs, raising productivity, or improving
safety, hygiene and sustainability, SKF can assist. Following is an example of the SKF 360° Solution
program at work in the food and beverage industries.

Food processor improves

operator safety, reliability
with SKF automatic
­lubrication solutions
A major food processing plant was
lubricating bearing positions manually.
But, with 150 hard-to-reach critical
lubrication points throughout the plant, of reaching some lubrication areas lubrication process and proper lubrica­
it was difficult to maintain the proper presented a continual risk of operator tion 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
lubrication and to monitor equipment injury. As a result, downtime was reduced and
lubrication needs. Bearings were often productivity increased. Savings were
SKF recommended the installation of
over lubricated or under lubricated, realized in grease costs, and in parts
SYSTEM 24 LAGD series automatic
resulting in frequent bearing failures, and labor previously needed for machine
lubricators for all 150 lubrication points.
shutdowns and costs related to machine lubrication and repairs.
The system provided an easy-to-manage
repairs and maintenance. The challenges

Annual savings in grease costs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 2,715
Value of increased production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 13,570
Value of parts and labor for machine repair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 39,360
Total savings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 55,645
* All numbers are rounded off and based on customer estimates. Your particular cost savings may vary.

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revenue increases in this publication are based on results experienced by SKF customers and do not constitute a guarantee that any future
results will be the same.
Publication 6094 US (1M/AN 2/2010) Version 2/2010 Printed in USA