If you own or manage a bottling plant, you should consider using a dry conveyor lubrication system. These systems excel in bottling plant applications by improving operations, encouraging safer plants and reducing environmental impacts.
When using wet lubrication systems, cans and bottles can fall from the constant application of moisture. Because dry lubrication systems use no water and are typically located underneath the conveyor strip, bottles and cans are less likely to fall and be considered a loss. In addition, because there is no water used in dry lubrication systems, your bottling operations will have more control over the movement flow of the bottles or cans.
Dry lubrication systems also save money over manual lubrication practices. The manual application of lubricant to conveyor belts is often imprecise and wasteful. A manual over application of lubricant to a conveyor can also increase the risk of premature bearing failure. By using a dry lubrication system the application of lubricant will be precise and automated. This allows you to have full control of costs.
The floor situation of a dry lubricated conveyor as opposed to a wet one is like looking at night and day. Due to the constant flow of water involved with operating a wet conveyor lubrication system, the floors of those plants are covered with wet soapy water. This water can easily become a tripping hazard. 35 percent of the food and beverage industry's major injuries are caused by slipping or tripping. Of those incidents 90 percent of slipping accidents are attributed to a floor that's either wet or has food product on it.
Removing water from your plant's conveyor operations can also protects against biological growth. With the use a of a tradition wet lubrication system, humidity is plentiful because of the water used in the system. By using a dry system, you minimize biological growth because the necessary moisture to foster its growth is eliminated.
Adopting a dry lubrication system for your conveyors is a step toward more environmentally responsible business practices. The primary way a dry lubrication system is more environmentally friendly than a wet one, is because it doesn't use water. Eliminating water from conveyor lubrication drastically cuts waste water treatment costs, and the subsequent carbon emissions created from treating that waste water. In addition, dry lubrication systems reduce the load on your conveyor belts, enabling you to use less energy.
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