How Interflon Food Lube Saved This Food Production Company More Than $30,000

A Happy Customer's Tale!

This story comes to us from a customer who was so delighted with how Interflon Food Lube worked for him, he just had to share it with everyone else.

I’m a food production line manager, which means I’m busy. I’m so busy I don’t even have time to be writing this piece right now, but I have something I want to share with my brother and sister line managers out there on the internet: Interflon Food Lube is awesome. It has saved me over $30,000 this year, and is probably going to save me the same amount next year. I would love it if it helped you do the same.

If you’re in a similar line of work, you probably know how costly it is to have to shut down your whole line because of regular maintenance, or worse, a breakdown. It’s bad enough when a roller seizes or a hinge gets stuck, but if the loading chain on my line ever breaks, I’ll get fired. It’s really that simple. That’s not a guess, either. The general manager of the company has told me as much. Maintenance on this line is my responsibility.

Well, guess what? I’m married, and we have a baby on the way. That baby is going to need braces and, eventually, college. So I do not intend to get fired. Period. It ain’t happening.

That means I walk a fine line (pun intended) between flat-out production and maintenance breaks. If we don’t lube up often enough, the loading chain stretches out and has to be replaced. If we shut down too often for maintenance, we fall behind schedule, and my life becomes very unpleasant, to put it mildly.

Interflon Food Lube Vastly Superior to Vegetable or Mineral Oils

Up until last year, we used food grade mineral oil to lube our loading chain. Before that, we actually used sunflower oil. I don’t know why the previous line manager ever bothered using either of these oils. They drip on the floor, they gunk up with rust and dirt and crumbs, and over time, they become expensive.

Never again.

Last year, a Bad Thing happened. What was that, you ask? Well, you’ll notice I made reference to a “previous line manager”. That’s because he’s no longer the line manager. I’m not sure what he’s doing now, because he doesn’t work here any more. And the reason he doesn’t work here any more is that the loading chain broke.

Those loading chains are expensive. Really, really expensive. Like, each one costs the same as a year at a really good college kind of expensive.

When my unfortunate predecessor was shown the door, I got my big chance. I had previously been a shift supervisor. I wasn’t exactly ambitious career-wise, but my girlfriend wanted to get married (okay, I did too) and we wanted a house of our own sooner rather than later. I couldn’t afford that on my current salary. So I gathered up my nerve and told my boss I would like a shot at running the whole line. He was desperate, which meant I was in a good position to negotiate. So I said that if I was going to do it, I was going to do it my way. That meant no more sunflower oil or mineral oil. I wanted to use Interflon Food Lube on the chain.

His first question was: What is that? And his second question was, How do you know it’s going to work?

I knew something about the science behind Interflon’s products. I like to read, especially about industry-related topics, and I found myself going through their website one day on my phone.

Interflon Food Lube Uses MicPol Technology

Interflon Food Lube uses micronized, polarized particles that settle into the tiny cracks every surface has, and bonds with them magnetically. It dries almost immediately, so no more drips. (All that oil on the floor was an accident waiting to happen, plus it just looked nasty.) It repels water and prevents rust. It won’t come off even if you spray it with a high-pressure hose. The automatic dispenser means we don’t even have to apply it ourselves. And it’s rated H1, so it’s fine to use on surfaces that come into contact with food or medicine.

A better lubricant means less friction. Less friction means less wear. Less wear means longer life. Longer life means lower costs. It’s not rocket surgery, people. It’s just science.

The general manager was skeptical at first, but he was also between a rock and a hard place. Should he trust the kid with stars in his eyes and a crazy dream in his heart? (That’s me.) Or should he start shlopping mineral oil on his new chain because that was what they’d always done, and hope it didn’t break again in two or three months?

Long story short, he went with Door Number Two. The new chain was delivered, we bought Interflon Food Lube, and… guess what?

That was seven months ago. In seven months, not only have we not had a breakdown… we haven’t even had to shut down for lubing. It all happens automatically. Production is up. Maintenance costs are down. And the projection is that this loading chain is going to last about fifty percent longer than it would have if we were just using (blech) mineral oil.

My boss thinks I’m a genius. I didn’t tell him I just happened to read about Interflon one day. What he doesn’t know won’t hurt him. And he doesn’t really care where I found out about it, anyway. All he cares about it is that it works.

And it does!

Happy savings.

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