Pellet manufacturing machinery require the use of specific lubricants in order to obtain the highest performance with the least wear damage and thus, maintenance costs. This industry is submerged in an increasing demanding sector with high levels of competiveness.
Bearings used in the pressing working area rely on the kind and state of the material which will be pelletized. These bearings are exposed to:
- High pressure and friction conditions.
- Abrasive agent pollution.
The combined effect of these four factors make pellet press lubrication extremely complicated, a process that may for example lead to early structural bearing damage, friction problems, functioning failures etc. These unwanted effects have a direct impact on the productivity of the machines and the maintenance costs.