Forestry & Building Products
Lubricants used in the lumber and wood industries are subject to abrasive and corrosive contaminants such as fine sawdust and moisture. Hot and cold operating extremes, acids and caustics – combined with heavy loads and high-speed operation – place demands on the equipment and the lubricants meant to protect it.
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The battle against downtime is never-ending for sawmill managers. Unscheduled downtime can cost mills up to $500 a minute. The number of service points throughout a mill yard can be huge, ranging up to 2,000 for a typical sawmill or OSB plant.
OSB Mill Equipment
Any failure of the Debarker will disrupt chip production leading to a potential material shortage. The primary drive gearbox is a critical component that should be protected and monitored. Desiccant breather, offline filtration and oil analysis should be used for this application.