MicroPoly Lubricants :: MicroPoly® Lube Arcs

By: Phymet  09-12-2011

PhyMet's revolutionary MicroPoly lube arcs dramatically reduce wear on overhead crane wheel flanges.

This patented system consists of two MicroPoly arcs and a mounting system that makes use of existing axle bolts on each side of the crane. The mounting systems are custom made to fit each crane precisely.

MicroPoly formula MPI-0779 is standard for all MicroPoly lube arcs. Other formulations may be available upon request.

The Problem:

An automotive manufacturer in England, was experiencing excessive flange wear and premature wheel failure. Wheel life was less than 12 months.

The Solution:

Before installing MicroPoly lube arcs, the average wear rate was 0.66 mm/month. After installing the lube arc assembly, the wear rate was reduced to 0.037 mm/month. That represents a reduction of >90% for the wheel flange wear rate.

The customer reports that they will save $527,900 over 10 years by installing the MicroPoly lube arcs on three cranes. This cost savings is based on purchasing fewer wheels over the life of the crane and does not include savings from the downtime involved in replacing the wheels. It also excludes additional savings that will be realized due to improved safety and housekeeping in the plant.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

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