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Cut costs with high quality lubricants
Third Quarter 2019, Other technologies


In a tough economic climate, South Africa’s mining and cement sector players face numerous challenges that put them under pressure to maintain profitability by cutting costs. However, rather than using cheaper maintenance products, companies need to protect and manage their equipment more carefully, particularly in harsh operating environments.

Open-gear lubricants and greases distributed by LE Incorporated protect against machine failures and improve the performance and longevity of equipment. National marketing manager, Callum Ford says that gears used in mining and cement production experience high wear and have to be replaced often. Investing in the right lubrication solution can drastically cut down on wear and tear, especially on large open gears that perform at a high intensity in challenging conditions.

He explains that using high quality lubricants can also reduce the volume of lubrication products that a plant or mine needs, so operating costs decrease when using higher grade products. “One of our mining clients switched the lubricant on their mill drill motor to our Pyroshield 9011 XHvy high viscosity oil, and saw the drill motor moving from operating at between 5,6 and 5,4 MW to between 5 and 4,6 MW, an energy savings of 12%, while maintaining the same production output,” he says. “Monthly lubricant consumption also dropped from 800 kg per month to 80 kg.”

“For mines and cement factories looking to cut costs, the answer may not be to use cheaper products, but rather to find quality equipment maintenance products that require lower volumes to achieve their purpose and increase the longevity of machinery,” Ford concludes.

For more information contact Callum Ford, Lubrication Engineers, +27 11 464 1735, callum@lubricationengineers.co.za, www.lubricationengineers.co.za


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