September 2007 Equipment Roundup - Lubricants

September's equipment round-up features lubricants, including heat transfer fluids, white mineral oils, new gear oils, and synthetic lubricants made especially for canning.

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Just a spritz

Lubriplate SFGO Ultra-7 Spray is a multi-purpose polyalpholefin-based synthetic fluid lubricant. It provides quick, clean lubrication directly where needed. Formulated for use on food processing and bottling machinery, it is NSF H-1 registered and certified Kosher Pareve. It complies with all USDA and FDA regulations for lubricants where incidental contact with the edible product is possible and is ideal for use on all types of machinery, chains, slides and tools for general lubrication.

Fiske Brothers Refining; Newark, N.J.
800-733-4755;
www.lubriplate.com


Calculate viscosity, etc.

A slide rule-like paper calculator can help calculate your lubricant needs for ISO grade, kinematic viscosity, Saybolt viscosity (at both 100°F and 210°F) as well as SAE grades (both gear and crank-case) and AGMA lubricant number. The calculator is available from the vendor of Nevastane food-grade lubricants.

Total Lubricants, Linden, N.J.
800-344-2241;
www.nevastane.com


Polyalkylene glycol-based

New food grade polyalkylene glycol (PAG) -based lubricants address a key need of the food industry for an energy-efficient, low-viscosity, eco-friendly lubricant. These products are water-soluble, biodegradable and meet ISO grades 32, 46, 68 and 100 low viscosity requirements. Targeted for compressors and hydraulics and other applications where lower viscosity can help reduce energy requirements and increase processing efficiency, they are suitable for food-grade applications as they provide excellent lubricity as well as increased oxidation and thermal stability.

Dow Chemical Co.; Midland, Mich.
800-447-4369;
www.dow.com


Spray it in

Nevastane SFG synthetic food-grade grease is now available in a 10-oz. spray can. It's an NSF H-1 product, handles high loads and resists wash-out. The spray can enables precise, no-drip application in all lube points. It has a temperature range of -55-390°F. Free samples are available.

Keystone Lubricants; Linden, N.J.
800-344-2241;
www.nevastane.com


New gear oils

The Klubersynth UH1 6 series is the newest technology in synthetic, high-temperature gear oils available in the food processing, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. These oils offer corrosion protection, shear stability, aging and oxidation resistance and high temperature stability. Developed for the lubrication of worm gears with steel/bronze pairings, they are also suitable for bevel and spur gears and machine elements. They perform in temperatures ranging from -35-160°C.

Kluber Lubrication; Munich, Germany
089/78-76-0;
www.kluber.com


High performance

A high-performance lubricant for food processing facilities, Poly-Guard FDA is a superior anti-wear, long-life, synthetic lubricant that is USDA H-1 approved and meets the FDA CFR Title 21 Section 178.3620(b) purity requirement. It is recommended for use in compressors, pumps, gear boxes, bearings, hydraulic systems, blowers and almost any equipment in food processing or pharmaceutical plants requiring oil. This product saves money, minimizes inventory, reduces maintenance, improves equipment efficiency and extends equipment life. It is available in ISO viscosity grades 15 through 680.

Royal Purple Ltd.; Porter, Texas
281-354-8600;
www.royalpurple.com


White mineral oils

Puretol white mineral oils are highly refined, colorless, odorless and tasteless hydrocarbons. Because of their high purity and unique properties, these oils are well-suited for a variety of industries and applications that place rigorous demands on quality and safety. This includes pharmaceuticals, food processing and others that require stringent credentials. For years, the company has been supplying white mineral oil through third-party agreements, but is now directly offers a full line of white mineral oils.

Petro-Canada; Calgary, Alberta
403-296-8000;
www.petro-canada.com


Especially for canning

Recently introduced Cassida Fluid GLE is an odorless, tasteless and non-toxic fully synthetic lubricant specially designed for applications in the food and beverage canning industry. It provides peak performance while maintaining the strict requirements for food-grade lubricants. The formulation emulsifies water, which is essential when used in gear reducers, where contamination from water and juice can cause wear and corrosion to machinery. This product is suitable for facilities where vegetarian and nut-free foods are produced, it does not promote the growth of bacteria or fungal organisms and is Kosher and Halal certified.

Shell Oil Co.; Houston, Texas
713-241-6161;
www.shell.com


Better performance

Food Grade Synthetic and White Oil lubricants are FDA-compliant and can be used in the most severe and heavy-duty applications throughout the manufacturing operation.

Anderol, Inc.; East Hanover, N.J.
888-263-3765;
www.anderol.com


Heat transfer fluid

MultiTherm PG-1 is a high quality food grade heat transfer fluid for use in closed-loop, liquid-phase heating and cooling systems. It is a non-toxic white mineral oil that has an operating temperature of over 600°F. Used in indirect heating loops for frying and baking, it is acceptable for use in plants operating under the Federal Meat and Poultry Inspection Program. It is FDA certified, USDA acceptable and NSF HT-1 approved for incidental contact.

MultiTherm LLC; Malvern, Pa.
800-225-7440;
www.multitherm.com


Cutting-edge lube

A natural, environmentally safe, unique metalworking lubricant is now available to provide the highest level of lubricity to the cutting edge of any tool -- and it meets FDA guidelines for incidental contact with food. Accu-Lube LB-2000FM is designed to meet the needs of the food and medical industries. It is also excellent for sawing of solids up to 6-in. diameter as well as tubing. Since it is consumed in the cutting process, the need for clean-up and disposal are virtually eliminated. It is biodegradable and nontoxic, safe for use on all metals.

ITW Rocol North America; Glenview, Ill.
847-657-6185;
www.rocolnorthamerica.com

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