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Molygraph MFG 460 / EP eliminated bearing failure maintenance down time, with a cost saving of INR 800,000 per year.

2 min read | 05 June 2023

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Overview

Pellet mills in the animal feed industry operate in very harsh conditions. Line choking and grease blockage are common phenomena during lubrication of the pellet mills. This in turn results in inadequate lubrication and leads to bearing failure. One of the leading animal feed manufacturer in India was facing exactly the same problem where bearings failed after 7000-8000 tons of production leading to expensive maintenance and production downtime costs.

The manufacturer reached out to Molygraph for a solution. Our analysis was that the poor pumpability of the existing grease as well as the issue of grease residue remaining in the lubrication line led to poor supply of grease to the bearings. The pumpability is critical here as the grease has to travel 4-5 meters to reach the bearings which are operating under high temperature

Challenge

    • Can the lubricant prevent line choking and blocking and thus prevent wear and tear of the bearings?
    • The lubricant has to be cost effective.

Solution

MOLYGRAPH MFG 460 / EP

Lithium Complex grease fortified with EP additives and rust inhibited.

    • Excellent EP properties.
    • High pumpability.
    • Wide Temperature capability 10 to 150 degrees.

Benefits of Molygraph MFG 460 EP

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Technical SpecificationsCompetitor ProductMolygraph MFG 460 EPTest MethodMolygraph Advantage
ThicknerLithium ComplexLithium Complex
Base oil viscosity220 460ASTM D 445Higher film strength
NLGI Grade21.5ASTM D 217Better Pumpability
4-ball weld load250kg500kgASTM D 2596Higher load carrying capacity

Results

On switching to Molygraph on extended trials of more than a 100 days, it was observed by the customer that the bearings failures stopped, and abnormal maintenance downtime was eliminated. The die and roller change happened at 16,000 tons, in line with the machine manufacturers recommendation.

INR 800,000 indirect cost savings per year in terms of reduction in maintenance downtime and bearing failures

Related Product
MFG 460 3M/ 5M
MFG 460 3M/ 5M

Extreme Pressure Lithium Complex EP Moly Grease

Details

Industry

Application

Pellet Mill

Client

Cattle Feed Manufacturer

Location

South India

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successstory.
Details

Industry

Application

Pellet Mill

Client

Cattle Feed Manufacturer

Location

South India

Overview

Pellet mills in the animal feed industry operate in very harsh conditions. Line choking and grease blockage are common phenomena during lubrication of the pellet mills. This in turn results in inadequate lubrication and leads to bearing failure. One of the leading animal feed manufacturer in India was facing exactly the same problem where bearings failed after 7000-8000 tons of production leading to expensive maintenance and production downtime costs.

The manufacturer reached out to Molygraph for a solution. Our analysis was that the poor pumpability of the existing grease as well as the issue of grease residue remaining in the lubrication line led to poor supply of grease to the bearings. The pumpability is critical here as the grease has to travel 4-5 meters to reach the bearings which are operating under high temperature

Challenge

    • Can the lubricant prevent line choking and blocking and thus prevent wear and tear of the bearings?
    • The lubricant has to be cost effective.

Solution

MOLYGRAPH MFG 460 / EP

Lithium Complex grease fortified with EP additives and rust inhibited.

    • Excellent EP properties.
    • High pumpability.
    • Wide Temperature capability 10 to 150 degrees.

Benefits of Molygraph MFG 460 EP

.

Technical SpecificationsCompetitor ProductMolygraph MFG 460 EPTest MethodMolygraph Advantage
ThicknerLithium ComplexLithium Complex
Base oil viscosity220 460ASTM D 445Higher film strength
NLGI Grade21.5ASTM D 217Better Pumpability
4-ball weld load250kg500kgASTM D 2596Higher load carrying capacity

Results

On switching to Molygraph on extended trials of more than a 100 days, it was observed by the customer that the bearings failures stopped, and abnormal maintenance downtime was eliminated. The die and roller change happened at 16,000 tons, in line with the machine manufacturers recommendation.

INR 800,000 indirect cost savings per year in terms of reduction in maintenance downtime and bearing failures

Related Product
MFG 460 3M/ 5M
MFG 460 3M/ 5M

Extreme Pressure Lithium Complex EP Moly Grease

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