Keep your oil clean from the beginning
The reliability of oil lubricated machinery depends very much on the cleanliness of the oil. Given its liquid nature, oil easily gets contaminated from the moment it is delivered up to application in the machine.
An oil conditioning station helps to clean the oil while it is being loaded into the tanks, during delivery, and maybe most importantly while it remains in the tank. A continuous filtration process helps to ensure that the desired cleanliness level is achieved. Finally, an additional step in order to improve machine reliability, is to verify the topping up process at the machine level and its sealing conditions, in order to prevent the ingress of new contaminants. After this point, it’s all about oil condition monitoring. Devices like the oil conditioning station can help to maintain the desired cleanliness level of a given machine.
SKF offers an analysis of your current lubrication practices and proposes an improvement in various oil storage station configurations to satisfy the required application.
Mounted bearings and housings
Marine Bearings – ORKOT
Motion Plastics – IGUS
Lubrication systems & Pump systems
Power transmission solutions
Rod ends, spherical plain bearings
Shaft braking systems
Bushings, thrust washers and strips