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How Lubrication Engineers Saved a Pet Food Manufacturer $78K in Cooker Bearings and 702 Hours of Labour Over 3 years.

Customer Profile

A pet food manufacturer that produces a wide range of milk, rolls and canned food for dogs and cats. 

Application & Challenge

  • Using a conventional lubricant, the manufacturer was spending 45 minutes per day greasing all of its production equipment bearings.
  • The bearings failed after nine weeks, resulting in expensive downtime and maintenance costs.
  • The company was replacing the four bearings on the cooker line every six to eight weeks at a cost of $1,000 per bearing, plus labour.
  • Any breakdown in production resulted in a $7,000 loss per hour.

LE's Solution

Lubrication Engineers recommended the use of Quinplex H1 Lubricants (4024 and 4025).

Results

  • Saving $78k in cooker bearings and 702 hours of labour over 3 years.
  • Significantly reduced downtime and maintenance costs
  • Reduced greasing interval on all equipment from daily to weekly
  • Reduced cooker bearing replacements from every eight weeks to every three years