Wood and pulp industry makes use of simalube lubricators
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Production plants used within the woodworking industry consist of a
wide range of machines for wood shredding, for cutting-to-size, and for
transport and drying. In sawmills, for example, wood turning equipment,
shredders, circular saws, screens, conveyors, root reducers, dryers and
hammer mills, as well as complete systems for waste wood disposal can
In the chipboard and pulp industry, machinery and complete systems are
used for the production of wood fibre, with cutting machines, mills,
tubulators and large drum and disk chippers.
We have been able to successfully equip the complete production system
of several well-known, major chipboard manufacturers in Europe with
simalube®. The annual consumption of simalube® lubricators is up to
1,000 units, depending on the size of the company.
In the timber industry in particular, the correct lubrication and
maintenance of machinery is a very special challenge. The machine park
is exposed to extreme dust emissions (sawdust, grinding and screen
powder). It can therefore happen that a poorly lubricated bearing can
be heated up unnecessarily as a result of either too little or too much
lubricant, which is unfortunately very often the case with manual
This represents an acute fire risk for the dust lying on the bearing, and a devastating fire could be triggered very quickly.
Insufficient lubrication can result in a suction effect in the bearing,
which draws dust into the bearing, causing it to be destroyed.
Excessive grease, on the other hand, heats up the bearing, thereby
unnecessarily shortening its service life. Lubrication points that are
especially difficult to access, such as chain drives, conveyor belts,
ventilators, conveyor belt drives, guides and various bearings can be
reliably and efficiently serviced with the simalube®-lubricator.
High levels of contamination, such as swarf, dirt and dust, occur in
many applications in the woodworking industry. It is therefore even
more important to ensure a regular supply of lubricant to all
Corrosion on outdoor installations as a result of a damp environment is
another recurring theme. As a result of inadequate lubrication,
condensed water can often form in the bearing. This must be effectively
prevented with correct lubrication.
The simalube® grease or oil dispenser is screwed in place of the grease
nipple, and, with the corresponding activation, will reliably supply
the lubrication point with a suitable lubricant for up to a year. In
doing this, it will dispense exactly the amount specified by the user
The manual outlay and the associated maintenance costs will thereby be
reduced to a minimum. Automatic lubrication using simalube® lubricators
results in a considerable increase in workplace safety while
simultaneously increasing productivity.
The use of SL01, SL04, SL14 und SL15 is recommended in the timber industry.
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services, please contact your local ERIKS service centre on 0845 006
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