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PRODUCT: 4061 Ovenworx H1 SYN Chain Lubricant
Improving Oven Chain Lubrication
TESTIMONIAL: 9965 Monolec High Temperature Oven
Chain Lubricant NSF H2
JAN - FEB 2014: NEW
INCIDENTAL CONTACT OVEN CHAIN SYN. LUBRICANT
PRODUCT: 4061 OVENWORX H1 SYN CHAIN LUBRICANT
SUPERIOR HEAT RESISTANCE KEEPS OVEN CHAIN OPERATING
Ovenworx H1 Syn Chain Lubricant (4061) was
formulated specifically to combat the demanding
conditions present with oven chain applications. In
addition, it is approved for incidental food contact
and contains no artificial dyes, making it a good
choice for food manufacturing plants.
Oven chain efficiency is dependent upon a lubricant
that can keep the chain operating freely and
smoothly, fighting the ever present heat and
moisture that can cause corrosion and eventually
lead to premature failure of oven chain pins and
bushings. Only the most robust lubricant
formulations can perform in this application; it is
not an area to cut corners. If the oven chain fails,
output comes to a screeching halt. In addition to
this high level of protection, equipment runs more
cleanly and efficiently with Ovenworx 4061, which
lubricates without the need of solids. Lubricants
with solids have to be stirred to keep the solids
distributed within the carrier and prevent them from
falling out of the suspension.
- High-Performance: Fully Synthetic
lubricant seals out contamination and penetrates to
all moving parts ensuring quiet and smooth
operation. At the same time decreasing energy
consumption by reducing frictional and drag force.
- Resists High Temperature: 4061
contains no solid additives to fall out of
suspension; however, It can still lubricate chains
up to 300 degrees Celsius (572 degree Fahrenheit).
- Easy to Apply: It can be applied
to hot oven chain without interrupting operation and
leaves no residue, meaning no mess is created.
- Approved for Food Manufacturing:
4061 meets NSF H1 and Kosher pareve requirements; It
is low-staining and odor neutral
- Typical Applications include:
automatic lubrication systems for baking ovens, kiln
chain drives, skate chains in bread and bun baking
ovens, stenter and tenter chains, and other
high-temperature oven chains
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Improving Oven Chain Lubrication
On a microscopic level, all metal surfaces are
uneven and have high and low spots. The high points,
called asperities, on opposing working surfaces meet
under heavily loaded conditions and the
instantaneous contact temperatures of these
asperities often exceed 500 degrees Celsius.
Pressures in the contact zone can also exceed
175,000 psi.1 Only the Al-Mg-Si technology meets
these needs and remains inert and intact under these
extremes of temperature and load.
Neither graphite nor PTFE has sufficient
load-carrying capacities, and moly becomes abrasive,
which causes wear. Consequently, NASA has used the
Al-Mg-Si solid film technology on every manned U.S.
space flight including the lunar landings and the
The size and the morphology of the particles of the
Al-Mg-Si powder are carefully controlled. These
particles are platelets, which form a single-layer
coating on the surface of the metal through
particulate attraction. These particles carry the
load when the hydrodynamic oil film is gone
(squeezed out or evaporated off), preventing
Reduction in Friction
The reduction in friction translates into less wear,
cooler operating temperatures and smaller
electricity bills. The energy savings alone
typically pay for the lubricant several times over.
The most noticeable differences are the elimination
of squealing and screaming of the chains. Another
benefit is that the Al-Mg-Si powder does not build
up on itself or make a mess like some other solid
Different carriers allow the solid lubricant to be
applied at different temperatures. For
room-temperature application, light carriers such as
kerosene are used. But if the chains are hot, the
low flash point of these fluids is a fire hazard, so
a variety of synthetic carriers are employed.
The best ones are smokeless and odorless. Unlike
lubricants that rely on the fluid to provide the
lubrication film, the evaporation rate of these
products should be high rather than low because the
oil is only a carrier to take the solids to where
they are needed - inside the pin and bushing area.
The light carrier ensures proper penetration into
the links of the chain at cool temperatures. During
extended production runs, a smokeless, odorless,
high flash point chain lubricant is applied to the
hot chain as required.
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9965 Monolec High Temperature Oven Chain Lubricant
"9965 Monolec saved 3-5% energy cost and gained 52
production hours per year"
Leo's Foods manufactures corn and flour tortillas
for distribution throughout Texas and surrounding
areas. They have been an LE customer for 15 years.
Heat and controlled ovens are used to make corn and
Leo's uses an automatic lubrication system.
While using commercial brand hydraulic oil, severe
carbon deposits would form on the oven chains. The
fluid would plug the lube lines not allowing the
chain to get sufficient lubricant, and it did not
have a sufficient flash point, causing a fire hazard
and ruining many tortillas
9965 MONOLEC High Temperature Oven Chain Lubricant
was recommended by LE Representative Bill Guynes.
LE's 9965 is a specially formulated lubricant with
excellent thermal stability and low volatility. It
forms a soft carbonaceous residue that functions as
a solid lubricant. 9965 provides reduced wear,
reduced power consumption, lower friction, and has
resistance to moisture and corrosion.
Customer Cost Savings
LE's 9965 MONOLEC High Temperature Oven Chain
Lubricant allows the application to be re-lubed on a
continuous basis without facing downtime for the
cooling and cleaning of the chain, resulting in a
gain of 52 production hours per year. 9965 has also
resulted in a 3%-5% energy reduction per oven and a
two-year chain life.
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