ATS Electro-Lube’s lubrication products are used in a wide range of applications in the pulp and paper industry (PPI).
Our lubrication systems for pulp & paper machinery are incredibly durable, and designed to stand up to the onslaught of water, dust, and heavy workloads that come with PPI.
PPI is probably one of the toughest industries for maintenance professionals with such myriad potential problems affecting machinery.
Challenges of pulp and paper lubrication
PPI is a brutal industry as far as machinery components are concerned.
Some machinery can be running 24 hours a day. Often the workloads of PPI are very high and as such the stresses on them can cause regular downtime.
Contamination can be a huge problem. These environments can be riddled with small particulates, which can enter systems and cause failure. As much as 20% of bearing failure can be attributed to contaminants.
On top of this, water and steam can do serious damage to pulp and paper machinery.
Not only does water ingress in PPI equipment lead to corrosion, but it can also mean washout, whereby the grease inside is compromised and machinery in effect runs without lubrication.
Benefits of automatic lubrication systems for PPI
Pulp and paper businesses benefit greatly from ATS lubrication systems.
Firstly, installing a lubricator keeps lubrication points sealed, and free of dust and contaminants. Secondly, the lubricator applies a positive pressure at the lubrication point, meaning ingress of water or dust is prevented.
This also prevents steam from entering bearings or machinery and prevents corrosion.
The durability of ATS lubricators is a key factor in this industry. Our lubricators are built to withstand extreme conditions.Not only are they waterproof, but can take temperatures of up to 60°C, crucial in areas of hot steam.
Our lubrication systems can be remotely mounted, and we can supply extension pieces and lubrication lines where the lubricator must be kept away from particularly dangerous areas.
This remote capability also allows maintenance crews to change lubrication equipment whist machinery is running, meaning no more costly downtime for lubrication maintenance.
Our single point pulp & paper lubrication systems are also ATEX certified, which means they are safe for use in areas with a build up of fine particulates.