Manual lubrication of cam followers caused grease and oil to get on the bed material. This caused staining, which resulted in loss of product.
MicroPoly has stopped the lubrication staining, thus eliminating the need to scrap bed material due to staining from grease and oil.
20 mm single row ball bearings
Bearings exposed to grit, moisture, and heat from bag sealers. Bearing life was 6 months.
Bearings were filled with MicroPoly formula MPI-0779. Bearing life extended over 18 months.
Flanged ball bearing units, 2-15/16" bore
Wood dust and atmospheric humidity. Bearings changed every 3 months. Bearings are outside and exposed to moisture. Speed 600 RPM.
Bearing life has been extended to over 1 year.
1" x 2" x 12" chain lube block
Frictional heat on expensive profiled UHMW chain guide caused softening of guide and replacement of 40 blocks, 2 or 3 times a year.
Customer cuts MicroPoly blocks into 6" lengths and machines sides down to provide two raised shoulders. MicroPoly has doulbed the life of the UHMW. Change out on the guides had cost customer $500 per block. Forty blocks x 2 changes per year saved $20,000.
Tapered roller bearings, HH249910/HH249949 & EE350750/EE350351
Coal dust caused bearing seizure, resulting in the dust being ignited. Bearing life 9 months.
Used in addition to conventional lubrication, MicroPoly has kept contaminants out of the bearings. Life of the oil bath has increased twofold and is now changed out every 6 months. Bearing life has been extended to 10 years. Maintenance related downtime has been substantially reduced, with annual cost savings of $250,000.
Needle roller bearing, 1-3/4" - GR32 - GR40
Concrete dust contamination. Bearing life 3 - 4 months. Speed 178 RPM.
Bearing life extended to at least 2 - 1/2 years.
Water, dirt, and mud. Bearings are outdoors. Bearing life varies.
Bearing life extended at least threefold.
Spherical roller bearing, #22315
Dirt and gypsum contamination. Bearing life 1-1/2 months.
Bearing life has been extended to over 1 year.
5208EENR, double row ball bearings
Water, chips, dust and dirt penetrated the bearings. Bearing life 4 weeks.
Bearing life has been extended from 4 weeks to over 4 months.
Single row ball bearings #6202 and 6203
Solvents, ink, and water got past the seal. Bearing life 3 months. Speed 1725 & 3450 RPM.
Bearing life extended to at least 6 months.
McGill cam follower
Required manual greasing that involved shutting down the equipment/line for at least 5 hours. Bearing life not a primary consideration.
Manual greasing is no longer required. Downtime due to manual greasing has been eliminated, resulting in substantial cost savings.
Ink and water got past the seal. Bearing life 1-4 months. Speed 500 RPM.
Bearing life increased to at least 2-8 months.
Sealmaster NP 16 1-3/16"
Paper goes through the looping line where tar is applied. The tar contaminates the bearings and normal life for a greased bearing is one week.
With MicroPoly installed, the bearings are still running after four weeks.
Fafnir 1106KKR, 1108KKR, 1203
Sand and concrete contamination. Bearings are outdoors. Bearing life 1-2 days. Speed 100 RPM.
Discontinued monitoring after 6 weeks. Results exceeded expectations.
R6ZZ single row ball bearing
Paint and solvents contamination. Bearing life 1-2 days. Speed 5-10 RPM.
Bearing life has been extended to at least 30 days.
Needle roller bearing, HJ4055228
Too much heat generated with previous lubrication method, and a severe housekeeping problem existed. Speed up to 1200 RPM.
Totally eliminated housekeeping problem. Greatly improved the performance of the printing press by reducing the thermal changes in the press, due to the bearings operating at much cooler temperatures.
Roller bearing, #23052
Sewage in oil bath.
Service life increased 300%, with reduced labor costs by decreasing maintenance schedule from 6 months to 18 months. The potential of contaminating local waterways with oil was reduced, helping to avoid incurring fines of $100,000 per occurrence.
MicroPoly 1" x 2" x 8" lubrication is used to lubricate conveyor chain
Water and dirt get into pins. Chain life is very short. Application is indoors.
Results are very good. All conveyor chains are now lubricated in this manner.
Self-aligning ball bearing
Bearings were running in a wet environment. Bearing speed 1,100 RPM. Temperature 130-140°F. Bearing life 2-3 weeks.
MicroPoly filled bearings have been running for 3 months so far with no failures.
61902 & 61903, single row ball bearings
Dirt and contaminated oil penetrated the bearings causing premature failure.
Bearing life has been extended threefold.
Guide wheels and idler wheels, 22308 spherical roller bearing (axle bearing), FYRP 2-1/2" roller bearing
Trenchers run in dusty, dirty, muddy conditions. Dirt and mud are pulled up and packed into the housings around the bearings. Idler wheels and axle bearings were replaced every month. Roller bearings were replaced every 2 months.
Idler wheels and axle bearings filled with MicroPoly have been in service for almost a year. Life of the FYRP roller bearings was extended from 2 months to 2 years.
Solid profile installed in metal plate
The surfaces had to be greased daily and, if not, metal would wear out and cause trunion to track off and shove bearings out of their housings.
MicroPoly has been installed 3 months. No additional lubrication needed. Labor savings has been substantial.
1204ETN9, double row ball bearings
Abrasive tissue and paper dust locked up the bearings. Heavy loads; roll is as big as a car. Bearing life 2.5 months.
MicroPoly keeps the contamination out of bearings. Bearing life extended to 1 year.
Single row ball bearing, 6204
Fines from the copper wire were getting into the bearing, causing bearings to fail in 2 months.
Bearing life has been extended to 6-8 months.
Conveyor chain lubrication, #80 chain, 50' long, and 24' center distance with 8" sprockets
Chain moves 1 revolution every 2 minutes. Manual greasing of chain required every 4 weeks. This manual greasing contaminated the boards and dripped grease onto the floor, creating safety and housekeeping problems.
MicroPoly blocks have been in place 6 years and are still in operation. Manual greasing has been eliminated, thus solving the safety and housekeeping problems.