Take a proactive approach to lubrication management

Louise Smyth

Companies rarely spend more than 1% - 3% of their total operating costs on lubricants, but are ‘happy’ to spend maybe 40% on energy, 12% on replacement parts and 35% on labour.

But, says Klüber Lubrication Great Britain Ltd, taking a proactive approach to lubrication management, as part of a preventative maintenance programme, can have a significant impact on various manufacturing aspects.

These include: increased efficiency, energy saving, CO2 reduction, cost control, improved reliability, and compliance with environmental regulations.

Companies should regard the lubricant as an investment in economic efficiency rather than just a commodity.

From automotive to food and beverage and pharmaceutical to marine, Klüber Lubrication Great Britain Ltd offers speciality lubrication solutions by supplying tailor-made products.

Lubrication evolves from tribology, the science of friction and wear. But not all lubricants are designed the same.

Klüber Lubrication manufactures more than 2,500 different speciality lubricants for a wide variety of applications for its customers, which include producers of components, machines and systems, as well as companies using this equipment in their own production or processing activities.

The lubricant is only one part of the solution however, which is why the company is not only a lubricant supplier and lubricant specialist consultant, but also offers solutions that increases uptime and productivity.

Whether through TPM and Autonomous Maintenance strategies, in house expertise, or contracted out lubrication activities, the World Class Lubrication program is an integrated process that benchmarks current practices, identifies short, medium and long term improvement opportunities, rationalises and simplifies tasks, and up-skills staff.

Documentary support and appropriate visual management and handling methodology assist audit compliance. Optimisation and continuous improvement activities help clients achieve their goals of efficiency improvement under the umbrella of brand protection and consumer safety.

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