Enhancing textile machinery performance.


A leading company in the textile finishing industry faced operational challenges with their Babcock stenter frames. These frames, crucial for the textile ennobling process, use pin chains to drive and guide the fabric through various treatments. Operating under high load conditions with frequent start-stop cycles, these components required precise lubrication to maintain performance and durability. The existing lubrication method, using lithium EP 2 grease in a centralized system, was proving inadequate.


The primary issue was balancing lubrication. Over-lubrication caused abrasive mixtures with surrounding dust, leading to excessive wear. On the other hand, minimizing lubrication to avoid dust mixture resulted in insufficient lubrication, also causing wear. Both scenarios led to significant gear wear, necessitating intervention every five months. The total repair cost was approximately €6,000, including €4,800 for components, 18 hours of labor for gear replacement, and €700 for workshop labor


To address these challenges, we proposed the Memolub HPS 480cc system with Castrol's Optitemp OG 0 grease. This high-performance lubrication system is specifically designed for open gears under high stress. The automatic lubrication system ensured minimal but precise application of a specific grease, preventing the formation of abrasive mixtures with surrounding dust. This system optimized lubrication, significantly reducing gear wear and extending the components’ lifespan.


The implementation of this project brought remarkable improvements. The automatic system ensured optimal lubrication of the gears, eliminating the formation of abrasive mixtures with dust. This led to a significant reduction in gear wear, largely eliminating the need for frequent interventions. As a result, the lifespan of the components was greatly extended, enhancing the availability and reliability of the stenter frames. The company experienced a notable reduction in maintenance costs and downtime, maintaining their high operational standards in the textile finishing industry

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Memolub® HPS

  • Reusable autonomous single & multi-point lubrication system.
  • Battery powered.
  • 25 bar ejection pressure.
  • Up to 8 outlets.
  • Remote installation up to 8 m.
  • 52 Settings.
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