What are the needs of a maintenance manager of a food and beverage plant? Exactly the same as the needs of maintenance managers and engineers everywhere. They want their plants to run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. They also have the added responsibility of ensuring that the production managers need for food safety is met. This can be done by using the Bel-Ray No-Tox range of top quality NSF H1 registered products.
When Chieng Thai, our distributor in Thailand received a call from a global drinks producer, their needs were taken into consideration in addressing the problem. The sugar warehouse was across a road on site within the factory. The sugar was lifted by forklift onto a chain conveyor that moved the sugar to a lift. The lift then took the sugar in its bulk packaging up to another chain conveyor and across the road in a tunnel and into the production area. There are four identical lines going into the factory.
Originally the company was using a competitor’s product to lubricate the chains, and had to reapply the lubricant every 4 days after hours of cleaning to remove the black sticky gummy residue from the chains. Due to the mixture of sugar and lubricant turning to a sticky grinding paste, the chains had to be replaced every two months because of wear!
Chieng Thai recommended Bel-Ray No-Tox Sugar Soluble Emulsion to lubricate the chains, which offered a solution to the gumming problems because the product dissolves the sugar, while leaving behind an invisible coating to prevent further sugar sticking to the chains. The product’s low viscosity enables penetration into the chain’s pins and rollers to lubricate the chain throughout.
The cost savings on the hoist were extremely impressive.
The total savings on the chains alone is 1.1m Thai Baht, or $33,600 USD, this doesn’t include the lowered lubricant usage or the massive saving on man hours to maintain the hoists.
Bel-Ray No-Tox Food Grade Sugar Soluble Emulsion (76100) delivers very sweet cost savings to the customer!