October 13, 2023
Reduction in Wear, Bale Press Chains and Sprockets
€3,000 saved per bale press
Extended lifespan of chains and sprockets
No more machine downtime
Description of the Situation
In an agricultural facility processing hay and straw, operators discovered issues with the transport chains. The chains were wet and sticky, attracting dust, sand, and plant material like hay and straw. These accumulations acted as abrasive material, causing the chains and sprockets to wear out faster. The pins and bushings of the chains were noticeably worn, causing the length of the chains to increase.
Because the chains were now longer, they no longer fit properly on the sprockets, leading to wear on the sprocket teeth. The accumulated hay and straw also increased the risk of chain movement fluctuations, known as "clattering," and could even pose a fire hazard. The team is now urgently considering maintenance to address the situation and prevent any serious incidents.
|Lubrication Point||Drive Chains/ Bale Press Sprockets|
|Used product||Eurol Lube PL|
|Product type||Bale Press (all brands and models) Solution|
Eurol Lube PL is a dry lubricant that penetrates deep into the links and rollers of the chain, where the need for lubrication is highest. After application, the lubricant dries out, preventing materials like dust, sand, hay, and straw from adhering to the chain. This results in an extended lifespan for both the chain and sprockets and prevents downtime during the pressing process. Lube PL is highly suitable for use in automatic lubrication systems. If no automatic lubrication system is present, the S009101AER (400ML spray) can be used as an alternative.