Food & Drink Process & Packaging Issue 15 2017 - Page 36

A systematic approach to lubrication for the food and beverage industries Automated centralised lubri- cation systems offer many advantages over manual approaches to this essential maintenance task, as Matt Preston, Lubrication Systems Application Engineer from SKF explains. Manual lubrication in the food and beverage industries raises a number of issues. It is a labour-intensive and time-consuming activity at the best of times; imprecise manual metering may lead to over- or under-lubrication and their consequences - leakage past seals and premature wear being pro- minent among these. Moreover, such processing environments are subject to strict controls concerning access for personnel during production; they are also complex and not all lubrication points will be easy to access, leaving often vital parts of machines poorly lubricated or not lubricated at all for extended periods. The alternative is to automate the be aligned with an existing mainte- two-circuit system at the brewery, to nance schedule or based on statistical implement a zoned system on the new machine data (such as the number of filling lines. The system comprises a revolutions or other machine β€˜events’). number of decentralised, electrically Such automated centralised lubrica- driven lubricators (Lincoln EDL1 units), tion systems can be installed at the supplied by large drum pumps that time of machine installation or retrofi- feed grease from a central reservoi Θ)ΡΡ•ΡΌ•α₯ΝΡ₯Ήœ΅…‘₯Ή•ΜΈ₯ΉΡΌΡ‘”΅…₯Έ‘₯ΝΡΙ₯‰ΥΡ₯½Έ±₯Ή•ΜΈQ‘”)0āչ₯Ρ́‰½½ΝЁё”±Υ‰Ι₯…ΉΠΑΙ•ΝΝΤ΄)½½•α…΅Α±”½˜…ΥΡ½΅…Ρ••ΉΡΙ„΄Ι”±½…±±δΡΌ…Ι½ΥΉ€ΘΰΑ‰…Θ°•ΉΝΥΙ₯Ήœ)±₯Ν•±Υ‰Ι₯…Ρ₯½ΈƒŠL…Ή½Ή”Ρ‘…Ё₯́Α…Θ΄Ρ‘…Ё…±°Α½₯ΉΡ͕́ΙΩ•‰δ„Α…ΙΡ₯Υ±…Θ)Ρ₯Υ±…Ι±δ₯±±ΥΝΡΙ…Ρ₯Ω”½˜₯Ρ́…‘Ω…ΉΡ…•Μ€΄0ā…Ι”…‘•ΕΥ…Ρ•±δΝΥΑΑ±₯•έ₯Ρ )…Έ‰”™½ΥΉ…ЁΙ‘₯Ή•ΛŠéݑ•…Ё‰••Θ±Υ‰Ι₯…ΉΠΈ)‰Ι•έ•Ιδ₯Έ•Ι΅…ΉδΈ%Ё݅́‘ΥΙ₯Ήœ„)Α±…ΉΠ΅½‘•ΙΉ₯Ν…Ρ₯½ΈΑΙ½©•ΠƒŠL₯Ή₯Ρ₯…Ρ•½ΉΡΙ½°ΥΉ₯Ё‰Υ₯±Π₯ΉΡΌΡ‘”0Δ)±Υ‰Ι₯…Ρ₯½ΈΑΙ½•Ν́ΝՍ Ρ‘…Ёё”±Υ‰Ι€΄‰δ΅…Ή…•΅•ΉΠΡΌ΅••ΠΙ½έ₯Ήœ‘”΄ΡΙ₯•Ί„±Υ‰Ι₯…Ρ₯Ήœε±”‘•Α•Ή‘₯Ήœ)…ΉΠ°½ΉΡ…₯Ή•έ₯Ρ‘₯Έ…Έ•…Ν₯±δ…•Μ΄΅…Ή™½ΘΡ‘”½΅Α…ΉηŠé‰••ΙΜ€΄έ‘•Έ½Έ½Ή”½˜Ρ‘Ι•”Υ͕ȁ͕ΡΡ₯ΉΜ聽ΈΌ)Ν₯‰±”…ΉΙ•™₯±±…‰±”•ΉΡΙ…°Ι•Ν•ΙΩ½₯Θ°₯́Ι‘₯Ή•Θ‘•₯‘•ΡΌ…ΥΡ½΅…Ρ”Ρ‘”½™˜°Ρ₯΅•½ΘΑΥ±Ν•Έ%ΈΑΥ±Ν”΅½‘”°„)ΑΥ΅Α•₯ΈΑΙ•₯Ν•±δ΅•Ρ•Ι•ΕΥ…ΉΡ€΄±Υ‰Ι₯…Ρ₯½Έ½˜΅…‘₯Ή•Ι䁅Ή½ΉΩ•ε½ΘΝ•ΉΝ½Θ‘•Ρ•Ρ́Α…ΝΝ₯Ήœ½ΉΩ•ε½Θ‘…₯Έ)Ρ₯•ΜΩ₯„„ΝεΝΡ•΄½˜Α₯Α•Μ‘₯Ι•Ρ±δΡΌΝεΝΡ•΅ΜΝ•ΙΩ₯ΉœΉ•ά™₯±±₯Ήœ±₯Ή•ΜΈ±₯Ή­Μ…ΉΡ‘”0ā₯Ή₯Ρ₯…ѕ́„±Υ‰Ι₯„΄)Ρ‘½Ν”…±°΅₯΅Α½ΙΡ…ΉΠ±Υ‰Ι₯…Ρ₯½ΈΑ½₯ΉΡΜΈΙ‘₯Ή•Θ…Ή₯Ρ́΅…‘₯Ή•ΙδΝΥΑΑ±₯•ΘΡ₯Ήœε±”έ‘•Έ„Αɕ͕ЁΉΥ΅‰•Θ½˜)Q‘”ΕΥ…ΉΡ₯Ρ₯•Μ…ΉΡ₯΅₯Ήœ½˜Ρ‘•Ν”…ΑΑ½₯ΉΡ•M-°έ‘₯ ‘…ΑΙ•Ω₯½Υͱ䁱₯Ή­Μ‘…́‰••Έ½ΥΉΡ•Έ)…ΥΡ½΅…Ρ•±Υ‰Ι₯…ΉΠ‘•±₯Ω•Ι₯•Μ΅…䁉••Έ„Α…ΙΡΉ•Θ₯ΈΡ‘”₯ΉΝΡ…±±…Ρ₯½Έ½˜„(Μ؁A@€΄έέάΉ™‘ΑΐΉΌΉΥ¬