Dry Lubrication Technology for Chain Conveyors in the Bottling Industry
TM Smart Track dry lubricant, provided by THONHAUSER is a recently developed, pH-neutral and fully synthetic dry chain lubricant, specifically designed for the use on plastic chains for the transportation of product packages in the food and beverage industry, where an anhydrous operation is desired (PET-bottles, cans, cartoon package, one-way-glass, etc.)
TM Smart Track dry lubrication system has many advantages over other dry lubrication systems:
The lubricant "TM Smart Track" is NSF approved in addition to some other international OEM's like KRONES
Expected average annual consumption represents 5-15% of other dry systems and 1-2% of the wet lubricants
Very easy-to-maintain and efficient brushes are used, that insure good distribution of dry lubricant over conveyor belts.
Significant improvement of Friction coefficient , that results in better line efficiency
Dosing pump and lubricant reservoir are included in a well-designed electrical panel
Brief Case Study on the significant reduction of coefficient of friction after switching from wet to TMST dry lubricant:
Dry Lubrication Systems in general:
Today, with the increasing needs to conserve water and minimize waste water, new technology of dry lubrication was developed. The dry lubrication systems result in completely dry conditions, which by role:
Eliminate fresh water consumption and reduce waste-water treatment.
Improve hygiene & operational safety (No water, No foam, No growth of microorganisms, no slippery floors)
Lower friction coefficient leading to minimize fallen bottles and improve line efficiency.
Result in better and smoother running of the conveyors, where wear & tear are minimal.
No formation of aerosol that is usually formed when spraying wet lubricant on conveyors.