Interflon | Roller Coaster Chain

Case studies

Chains

Interflon provided total savings of over $50,000.00

Roller Coaster Chain

Initial Situation

A rollercoaster used a Rexnord chain that was 180 meters (590 feet) in length. It cost over $30,000.00. Gear wheels and bearings for the coaster cost an additional $20,000.00 for a total cost of over $50,000.00. With that kind of money invested, the owners wanted to make sure they were using the best lubricant they could find. Prior to discovering Interflon, they were using chainsaw oil, but they were having to lubricate constantly, and parts were often requiring replacement.

Our Solution

Interflon Food Lube G220 is a multi-purpose, heavy duty CLP oil with MicPol®. Specially formulated for the lubrication and protection of oil lubricated machine parts including gearboxes, drive and transport chains and guide ways exposed to high loads or operating under wet or adverse conditions. Food Lube G220's higher viscosity makes it suitable for use on chains of longer pitch.

Result

  • Lubrication interval decreased by 75%
  • Equipment life increased by a minimum of 50%