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SKF announces new airless lubrication for food processing chain systems

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    2012 Oktober 30, 08:00 CET

    SKF launches SKF ChainLube, a new airless system that offers a food-safe and easy to use solution for accurate and automatic chain lubrication in the food & beverage industry.The SKF ChainLube system provides accurate lubrication of chains, with no need to connect to a compressed air supply. This reduces the risk of potential food contamination from oil mist, and of oil evaporation in high temperature applications. The system can withstand nozzle-area temperatures of–40 degrees Celsius (depending on oil viscosity) up to 220 degrees Celsius.  The system is best suited for lubrication of parallel chains with speed below 3 pitches/sec in applications such as baking ovens, dryers, proofers, freezers or conveyors in wet areas.

    "The SKF ChainLube system will support our customers in improving reliability of their chain systems while supporting their HACCP process (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points). With only two parameters to set, it is designed to be easy to set-up and use. The new lubrication system also helps our customers to reduce their food graded lubricants consumption" says Jean-Christophe Brossard, SKF F&B Global Segment Manager.


    The SKF ChainLube features a volumetric piston pump and a control unit that enable delivery of accurately metered lubricant volumes at preferred intervals, pitch-by-pitch. Projection nozzles, which have no mechanical contact with the chains, prevent dirt accumulation and applicator wear.

    The new SKF ChainLube consists of stainless steel components - tubing, nozzles, sensor and fixing supports, plus a hygienic, IP 65 rated unit design that make this lubrication system suitable for food and beverage industry requirements. All of these components are delivered as a kit (10 kg only) and are simple to install. 


    Gothenburg, 30 October 2012


    Aktiebolaget SKF




    For further information, please contact:
    Nia Kihlström, SKF Group Communication, tel: +46 31-337 28 97,

    mobile: +46 706 67 28 97,


    Colin Roberts, SKF Group Communication, tel +31 30 6075608,

    mobile: +31 653 944 111,



    SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2011 were SEK 66,216 million and the number of employees was 46,039.


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