How SuperCORR A protective lubricant prevents seizures of automatic handling systems in the harsh conditions of Industrial cleaning systems.
Specialist cleaning equipment manufacturer C&C Hydrosonics a division of U.S giant Crest Ultrasonics have solved a problem with seizures occurring the on x-y axis linear tracks on their automatic handling systems fitted to multi tank cleaning systems both aqueous and solvent based.
The automatic handling systems are programmed to process baskets or jigs through a cleaning cycle transferring between tanks, lowering and raising work from the liquids. The motorised carriages use nylon wheels running on case hardened mild steel tracks (stainless steel is not available) which corrode in the chemical atmospheres in the machine canopies.
The corrosion prevents smooth running with wheels seizing and binding on the tracks. The vibration can cause components to be shaken from jigs or in extreme cases the carriage will stall requiring intervention by service engineers to remove corrosion and re-lubricate tracks with oil. This is a temporary measure as the oil is quickly removed by the solvents and water based cleaning solutions with corrosion recurring in a short time.
SuperCORR A from EnviroTech Europe is an innovative dry lubricant formulation with protective properties which forms a self-healing film applied from an aerosol. The inorganic lubricant is unaffected by water and acts a barrier against rusting and corrosion. Extensive Trials by C&C Hydrosonics over a six month period with both solvent and water based systems demonstrated here offered a simple solution to the problem with no seizures during the trial period. Previously maintenance every six weeks was needed, now an aerosol spray of SuperCORR A is used only during service visits as a routine lubrication and applied during production of the handling system.
Lee Casey Managing Director of C&C is delighted with the cost savings on reduced service and maintenance calls using SuperCORR A but is even more pleased that the inconvenience to customers has been eliminated. Use of SuperCORR A has now been extended worldwide on Crest automated handling systems.
SuperCORR A is available from EnviroTech Europe Ltd and distributors worldwide.
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