Extend your lubrication intervals and avoid unplanned downtime
Lubricate with less people
The challenge in the Corona crisis is how to keep your equipment working properly avoiding unplanned downtime. We can help you to keep your equipment lubricated with less people, to extend your lubrication intervals and to avoid unplanned downtime.
In these complex times where we are dealing with the Covid-19 virus, you probably might have even less resources to do maintenance because some of your maintenance team may still need to stay at home. On the other hand, in some (lucky) cases, factories are producing more than normally, i.e. food processing plants and pharmaceutical plants. The challenge here is how to keep your equipment working properly avoiding unplanned downtime. The following solutions can help you to keep your equipment lubricated with less people, to extend your lubrication intervals and to avoid unplanned downtime:
Choose the best lubricant for at least your critical lubrication points
Interflon lubricants are designed to deal with extreme conditions and perform in process industries where 24/7 operation is common. Interflon's unique MicPol® lubrication technology ensures lower friction, longer lubrication intervals, emergency running properties and cleaner machines.
Replace some manual lubrication by simple automatic Single Point Lubricators
You might need to lubricate with less people due to the Corona crisis. As you know manual lubrication is time consuming, expensive, not reliable and sometimes dangerous. It can lead to unplanned downtime. When you want to safe time, to achieve greater work safety thanks to fewer manual lubrication tasks, to avoid forgotten lubrication points, to lengthen the life of your machines and less unplanned downtime, Interflon Single Point Lubricators are the right solution for you. They replace expensive manual lubrication and are reliable. This not only saves time, but also prevents insufficient lubrication, under or over lubrication and even using a wrong lubricant. This can reduce costs by up to 30%.
Spend a little bit more time in cleaning the parts to be lubricated
If you have few resources it is still important to spend time in cleaning the parts to be lubricated. This will even save you time and costs. Interflon F-Active cleaners are ecological and effective due to the enzymatic biological action. They are label free, have the European Eco label, are certified to use in food processing and pharmaceutical plants and can be used without having to wear PPE. And these F-Active Interflon cleaners are also contributing to the fight against the Corona virus as well.
Use the right tools to lubricate
Using the right tools to apply the lubricant in the most effective and efficient way is key, also to save time. How much time does it cost you to change a cartridge in a grease gun? Or fill your grease gun from a grease pot, tin, or barrel? How much grease does really go into the bearing when you attach the grease gun to the grease nipple? How much time do you spend on greasing guides, open gears etc. with a brush? Are you sure you are applying non contaminated grease?
The use of a certain tool is important. It makes life easier for the staff on the work floor and will save time per lubrication point. Consider using the Interflon G-Coupler, Interflon Lube Shuttle or Interflon Tube Dispenser to simplify the process.
For more information, please consult the whitepaper 'How to lubricate with less people' which can be downloaded on the top of this web page or contact us.