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With the appropriate lubricant

With more than 650 high-performance lubricants the ADDINOL range offers a solution for almost every lubrication challenge. Because in order to achieve 100 percent performance the lubricant used has to be adapted to the prevailing operating conditions. High loads require a high load-carrying capacity for optimum wear protection. High temperatures require high thermal stability and the lowest possible evaporation loss to achieve long running times with less tendency to deposit. In these cases standard solutions are often insufficient in their performance. The ADDINOL sales engineers and application technicians know the production processes of different industries and the lubrication-related challenges and can recommend suitable lubricating oils, greases, pastes or sprays. Quite often a suitable lubricant has to be developed in the company's own laboratory due to special requirements.

Icon all runs perfectCustomer: Polyester fiber manufacturer, Germany

Plant: Bearings of heated roller mills

Lubricant: Grease

In the production of polyester fibers, the fibers pass through the so-called fiber drawing line to achieve high tensile strength. Here, the fibers are stretched by passing them through heated roller mills, each consisting of a hollow shaft, a spur gear and two bearings. Saturated steam at a pressure of 16 bar flows through the hollow shaft to heat it to temperatures of around 180 °C. The bearings reach temperatures of up to 210 °C.

Longer relubrication intervals, coking and fires
The polyurea-based grease previously used was unable to cope with the mechanical and thermal loads. The grease leaked through the seals, necessitating relubrication at short notice. This required time-consuming removal of the bearings. Severe coking of the grease made it necessary to completely refill the bearings even every 3 to 4 months. In addition, fires occurred in several cases which endangered the entire production.

ADDINOL Product: Special grease Addiflon PFPE PREMIUM XH 2 Plus

High thermal stability and load carrying capacity

Result: The bearings of the rolls were changed to the special grease Addiflon PFPE PREMIUM XH 2 Plus. A synthetic oil-based grease with a special organic thickener and an additive designed for long-term and boundary lubrication with very high load-carrying capacity. The temperature application range of -40°C to +280°C ensures a stable lubricating film even at the high process temperatures of 210°C in the bearings of the roller mills. Addiflon PFPE Premium XH 2 Plus is stable against thermal and chemical decomposition. Polymerisation and coking processes are successfully prevented. With the changeover to the ADDINOL special grease the relubrication intervals could be extended again and unscheduled downtimes due to cleaning processes or fires could be avoided.

Our core business

In the industrial sector, ADDINOL offers a wide range of quality products, from gas engine oils, industrial gear oils, high temperature chain lubricants, food grade lubricants to specialty greases. Additionally, we carry conventional and fire resistant hydraulic fluids, turbine oils and compressor oils.

Our lubricants are used in wood and gypsum board production, BOPP, food processing industry, biogas  and power generation segments. All lubricants meet the highest standards and carry approvals by many OEMs. We provide you with tailored made solutions that minimize downtime and maximize cost savings. You can benefit from the expertise of our experienced application technology. Get in touch with our North American Sales Team to learn more and begin benefiting right away.



Christian Retschke

Christian Retschke

Head of Research and Development