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Water-free conveyor lubrication kit

28 November 2016

Tetra Pak has expanded its Technical Services portfolio with the launch of a dry lubrication kit for packaging line conveyor belts and distribution equipment. The new solution is said to help reduce water and electricity consumption, and cut the man-hours required for machine maintenance.  

Traditional conveyor lubrication wet lubrication – uses large quantities of water mixed with oil, leaving both the equipment and factory floor wet. With the new tetra Pak solution, the process is nearly dry requiring only very small quantities of oil. A drop of food grade oil roughly the size of a pea (80mm3) is directly added to the conveyor belt to reduce its friction with the package. 

Unlike wet lubrication, which uses tens of thousands of litres of water, dry lubrication is said to offer producers a number of advantages, including: 
• An improved environmental footprint, saving an average of 35,000 litres of water per filling line each year and reduced electricity costs; 
• A fully automated system that ensures precision; 
• A 75% reduction in man-hours requested in maintenance; and 
• Improved health and safety for staff on the operation floor. 


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