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Industries

The single-point lubricator simalube is used in various industries. The lubrication system is available with a wide range of greases and oils and can be used both under water and in hazardous areas.

Automation Industry

Nowadays more and more production processes run partially or fully automatically to save costs, to increase efficiency and to improve safety at work. For these processes to run as smoothly and reliably as possible, automatic and continuous lubrication is indispensable. With simalube lubricators the lubrication process is automated and machine efficiency also increases. This results in reduced costs and ultimately increased profit.

Installations:
Robots, stackers, conveyor belts, cranes, palletizing systems

Applications:
Bearings, chains, guides, gears and other mechanical parts

Automotive Industry

One of the world's largest industries is automobile manufacturing. Fierce competition, the increasing technology and digitization require a highly efficient and automated production. This is an environment that perfectly suits simalube automatic lubricant dispensers: they continuously lubricate production line machinery for a period of 1-12 months, reducing downtime.

Installations:
Robots, conveyors, presses, turntables

Applications:
Rolling bearings, chains, pinions, gears, rails and guides

Construction Industry

Construction machines and its components must be operational under extreme workloads at all times and in any weather conditions. High functionality and productivity of the machines must always be guaranteed - and without downtimes. This is ensured by the simalube automatic lubricator, which supplies the construction machines continuously and with sufficient lubricant for 1-12 months.

Installations:
Cranes, excavators, dump trucks, vibratory plates, mixers, crushers, compressors, conveyor belts, concrete mixers, concrete pumps, rollers, etc.

Applications:
Bearings, motors, gear units, chains, ropes, sliding surfaces, sprockets, cable drums, winches, joints, guides, gearwheels and other mechanical parts

Cable cars and mountain railways

The maintenance of cable cars and mountain railways places high demands on the operations managers . The working conditions are considered harsh, since maintenance is often carried out outdoors (for example, on 50+ meter-high masts) and the equipment has to cope with extreme temperature fluctuations, dirt, frost, snow and wet conditions. A continuous supply to the lubrication points is therefore essential. The running costs of cable cars, draglifts and funicular mountain railways are all dependent upon regular maintenance and optimised lubricant supply.

Installations:
Rope lubrication, catenary pulleys, car doors, rope and drive gearboxes, drawbars (cab and hanger connection), fans and chillers, power units/motors

Applications:
Bearings, chains, guides, gears and other mechanical parts

Cement Industry

The use of simalubes significantly reduces maintenance costs. simalubes extend the life of bearings, chains, guides, gears and other mechanical parts through the continuous delivery of lubricant. In addition, the lubricators are ideal for use in hard to reach areas. The installation of simalubes reduces the time spent by employees in hazardous areas. Regular, manual lubrication of systems with a grease gun becomes unnecessary.

Installations:
Conveying systems, belt tensioners, fan systems, gearboxes/motors, sieves, silos/silo fillings, roller screens/relapsing tables, crushers, transport systems, mixing beds, rotary kilns, mills, fans, pumps, bagging, palletizing

Applications:
Bearings, chains, ropes, guides, gears and other mechanical parts

Chemical plants

The chemical industry is a highly industrialized sector. With the help of a continuous lubricant supply by simalubes, machine downtimes can be shortened or prevented. This results in efficient and profitable production.

Installations:
Motors, fans, conveyor belts, heaters, etc.

Applications:
Bearings, chains, guides, gears and other mechanical parts

Conveying

As a sub-discipline of mechanical engineering, conveyor technology includes all equipment for the transport of individual items or bulk material. Continuous conveyors are, however, exposed to high loadings with regard to utilization, location and operating times. And this is where simalube lubricant dispensers come in, because this environment suits them perfectly. The continuous lubrication provided by simalubes ensures the free-running of all conveyor components and offers many advantages: fewer operational failures, reduced risk of corrosion, fewer malfunctions, longer machine running times and many other benefits.

Installations:
Ropes, hoists, pulleys, rope drums, traction sheaves, round steel chains, link chains, sprockets and drums. Chassis components: wheels and rails. Load-handling equipment: load hooks, hook harnesses, shackles, pliers and clamps, buckets and grabs. Conveying components: engines and brakes.

Applications:
Bearings, chains, guides, gears and other mechanical parts

Cranes

A crane and its components are exposed to all kinds of weather and many contaminents. The components of a crane must therefore be supplied continuously and with sufficient lubricant at all times. Automatic lubrication with simalubes offers, e.g. the owners of hire cranes an ideal solution.

Installations:
Sliding surfaces, sprockets, cable drums, winches, load cables and joints

Applications:
Bearings, chains, ropes, guides, gears and other mechanical parts

Elevators

Guide rails and pulleys on elevators need to be lubricated constantly to avoid dry friction. By precisely metering the lubricant, the simalube lubrication system reduces maintenance and cleaning work in the cabin and shaft. It is therefore particularly suitable for maintenance-intensive outdoor lifts and panoramic lifts.

Applications:
Guide rails, traction cables, bearings, diverter pulley

Escalators

Escalators that are in continuous use often start to squeak. To avoid this, optimum lubrication of the system is required. simalube lubricates drive chains, step chains and guides of escalators automatically, continuously and economically. The simple installation, infinitely adjustable running time and precise lubrication make simalube an indispensable system for escalators and moving walkways.

Applications:
Drive chain, step chain, step guide, handrail

The simalube dispensing unit oils the chain continuously; the brush set is fixed directly to the U-profile.
The brush lubricates the chain on both sides; the plastic rollers are only slightly dampened.
The lubrication system comprises a short brush, a fixing component and a dispenser and is suitable for use with Schindler escalators. The system is fixed directly to the step.
Fans

Fans and blowers must be lubricated at regular intervals. Fans can be found in almost all industries: in hotels, hospitals, chemical and power plants, paper and recycling industries, in mining, on ships and many more. The vast majority of fans convey air and the areas of application are correspondingly diverse: cooling, ventilation, explosion protection, air supply, drying, air conditioning and transport.

Installations:
Drive motors, drive shafts, electric motors

Applications:
Bearings and seals

Food and beverage industry

Single point lubricators reliably and continuously supply lubrication points with lubricant for a pre-set period of 1-12 months during operation. simalube lubricators are available filled with food lubricants, which are NSF H1 certified. Thanks to permanent lubrication, the life of the production equipment is extended.

Installations:
Conveyor belts, filling machines, washing machines, presses, labeling machines, palletizers, refrigerators and freezers, air conditioning systems, packaging and shrinking machines, processing machines (peeling, pressing, chopping, etc.), ventilators, fans, conveyors (conveyor belts or roller conveyors, etc.)

Applications:
Bearings, chains, guides, gears and other mechanical parts

Graphic Industry

Due to digitization, the printing industry has come under tremendous pressure. Reducing unnecessary expenses and costs is therefore more important than ever. Automated lubrication with simalube can cut costs by leaving staff time for the core business. Continuous lubricant supply to the machines reduces unplanned machine downtime, reducing time and cost.

Installations:
Printing machines and processing machines, such as folding and finishing machines

Applications:
Bearings, chains, guides, gears and other mechanical parts

Hospitals and clinics

Continuous lubrication contributes significantly to the operational safety of systems. The simalube lubricant dispensers supply lubrication points over a period of 1 to 12 months, thereby extending the service life of machines and simultaneously reducing maintenance costs.

Installations:
Power units, ventilation motors, compressors, waste presses, conveyors, goods/passenger lifts, escalators

Applications:
Bearings, chains, gears and other mechanical parts

Marine Industry

The stress on systems and components on a cruise ship is high. The harsh climate, the high salinity of the air, engine vibrations and the swell all add stress to materials  and equipment. Far away from any service station, the smooth operation of the systems and equipment is of particular importance. Reliable lubrication is an important prerequisite for this. The simalube makes a significant contribution to improving operating safety and reducing faults. The life expectancy of the machines is significantly increased thanks to the use of simalube. At the same time, the maintenance costs are minimized.

Installations:
Fans, pumps, compressors, waste incinerators, laundry and cleaning equipment, waste water plants, distillation plants, elevators and escalators

Applications:
Bearings, chains, ropes, guides, gears and other mechanical parts

Mining Industry

The working conditions for machinery and equipment in building material extraction are considered to be very tough, since they are used outdoors under extreme temperature fluctuations, in mud, dirt, moisture and water. A continuous lubrication point supply is therefore indispensable. Without regular maintenance, the parts will wear out or corrode, resulting in considerable malfunctions and thus enormous repair and maintenance work. simalube lubricant dispensers supply exposed lubrication points automatically, reliably and continuously with lubricant. The installation of simalube also significantly reduces the time spent by employees in hazardous areas.

Installations:
Conveying systems, belt tensioners, fan systems, gearboxes motors, sieves, silos/silo filling, roller screens/relapsing tables, crushers, transport systems, mixed beds, rotary kilns, mills, fans, pumps, bagging, palletizing

Applications:
Bearings, chains, ropes, guides, gears and other mechanical parts

Paper and cardboard industry

In paper and cardboard mills, harsh conditions prevail for machines and plants. Enormous humidity, heat, vapour and dust cause problems for the equipment. A reliable supply of lubrication points with the appropriate lubricant is therefore essential. Without regular maintenance, the parts wear out or corrode prematurely, resulting in considerable malfunctions and thus high failure and repair costs and maintenance work. By using simalube single-point lubricant dispensers, maintenance costs can be substantially reduced and the life of the systems increased.

Installations:
Pumps, rollers, sieves, vacuums, calender rolls, pulpers, turbo-separators, conveyor systems, shredders, roll-up and roll-off machines, wrapping machines, labeling machines, palletizers

Applications:
Bearings, chains, guides, gears and other mechanical parts

Plastics Industry

The plastics-producing industry is a branch of the chemical industry and can be subdivided into plastics production, plastics processing and plastics engineering. The simalube lubrication system is used in a wide variety of production processes. With simalube, the machines and systems can be automatically lubricated for a period of 1-12 months. Continuous lubrication reduces expensive machine breakdowns.

Installations:
Injection moulding machines, extrusion lines, winding machines, granulator systems, welding machines, robot systems, foaming machines, thermoforming machines, etc.

Applications:
Bearings, chains, guides, rails, gears and other mechanical parts

Recycling

In recycling plants, the dust, dirt and odour emissions are high. For this reason, continuous lubrication has many advantages. This leads to fewer business interruptions, lower maintenance costs and higher plant availability. Furthermore, maintenance personnel are exposed to significantly less noise, dust and the dangers of rotating equipment, which increases the safety at work.

Installations:
Conveyors, sorters, crushers, fans, shredders, separators, presses, washers, mills, air separators, combustion blowers, gearboxes/motors

Applications:
Bearings and chains as well as other mechanical parts

Sewage treatment plants

During the complex cleaning processes in wastewater treatment plants, mechanical parts such as chains, bearings, guides, etc. come into contact with water, which is mixed with waste, phosphates and acidic agents. The plants are also heavily affected by the weather conditions. The continuous lubrication of simalube leads to less wear on the equipment, which leads to less malfunctions and repair work.

Installations:
Reaming plants in pre-treatment and secondary sedimentation tanks, sludge dewatering and sludge storage, sand and fat traps, agitators and crushers, computer systems, presses, gate valves, pumping stations, digestion towers

Applications:
Bearings, chains, gears and other mechanical parts

Steelworks

Correct and continuous lubrication supply due to difficult working conditions, such as extreme temperatures, dust, inaccessibility, etc., is a recurrent theme. Automatic and permanent lubrication increases machine availability, while also increasing cost-effectiveness. The installation of simalube also significantly reduces the time spent by employees in hazardous areas.

Installations:
Conveying systems, blower motors, drives, motor bearings, fan systems, gearboxes/motors, ovens, fans, pumps

Applications:
Bearings, chains, gears and other mechanical parts

Textile Industry

The textile industry is one of the oldest and most important branches of manufacturing industry in the world. Although the clothing industry has shifted mainly to the Far East, the production of technical textiles in Europe is actually growing. With automated and continuous lubrication with simalube, unexpected machine downtime can be reduced and costs can be saved.

Installations:
Spinning, weaving, dyeing, knitting, weaving

Applications:
Bearings, chains, guides, gears and other mechanical parts

Woodworking Industry

Production plants in the woodworking industry are exposed to extreme dust emissions (sawdust, sanding dust and sieve dust). Screwing a simalube lubricator into a lubrication point not only prevents the ingress of dust into the bearing, but also ensures the permanent supply of lubricant.

Installations:
Wood turning devices, shredders, circular saws, sieves, conveyors, root reducers, dryers, hammer mills, residual wood disposal equipment, grinding machines, fans

Applications:
Bearings, chains, guides, gears and other mechanical parts

Wind turbines

Every wind turbine, regardless of design, has a multitude of lubrication points that need to be supplied at regular intervals. As wind turbines are often located in remote locations, these maintenance tasks are always challenging and require a great deal of time and money. Strong temperature fluctuations, humidity, wetness and extreme stress affect the equipment. To avoid possible damage, lubricants must therefore be available at the right time and in the right amount.

Installations:
Rotor blade adjustments, rotor blade bearings and shafts, generators, azimuth motors, electric motors, gears, pitch drives, main bearings, gears for turning the nacelle, servomotors

Applications:
Bearings, gaskets, gears and other mechanical parts