Mobilith SHC™ 220 synthetic grease helps Mexican manufacturer extend pump bearing life*

Company-estimated annual savings of

US $25K

Close up of building materials

Fuller pump bearings
Building materials manufacturer
Mexico


Situation
A Mexican building materials manufacturer was regularly replacing the roller bearings on a set of Fuller pumps. The pumps operated in extreme conditions and elevated operating temperatures of 248°C (120°F), resulting in 62 bearing failures over the course of 15 months. To improve equipment reliability, the company reached out to ExxonMobil to identify a lubricant capable of providing protection in extreme temperatures.

Recommendation
ExxonMobil engineers recommended switching to Mobilith SHC™ 220 synthetic grease. Formulated with a wax-free synthetic base fluid and lithium complex thickener, Mobilith SHC 220 is specifically designed for extreme hot and cold temperature applications. Additionally, ExxonMobil engineers recommended, implementing a regreasing interval schedule.

Result
Seven months after transitioning to Mobilith SHC 220 synthetic grease, the company only had to replace 10 roller bearings. The manufacturer also successfully reduced grease consumption and labor costs while eliminating the need for external fan cooling. The company reports that Mobilith SHC 220 also helped reduce equipment downtime, grease consumption and labor costs to generate US $25,000 in overall cost savings.

*This success story is based on the experience of a single customer. Actual results can vary depending upon the type of equipment used and its maintenance, operating conditions and environment, and any prior lubricant used.

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9/1/2017

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