A well-known phrase states “necessity is the mother of invention”, and history has proven its validity many times. So has Scales Industrial Technologies; compressor lubrication is merely one more example.
An acknowledged leader in providing complete industrial compressed air solutions, the company realized several years ago that the lubricants vital to dependable, cost-effective air compressor function varied enormously both in quality and price. Obviously, a remedy was needed.
“Air compressor lubricants are vital for compressed air systems to operate efficiently, and profitably,” states Rich Hohn, General Manager, Scales Industrial Technologies, Inc. of NJ, “and different applications call for different formulations. Scales lubricants are formulated to meet or exceed manufacturers’ standards. Just as important, they provide a reliable option to more expensive choices when lubricants need to be replaced.”
According to Hohn, factors such as severe temperatures, heavy compressed air demands, and poor intake air quality can result in a broad range of often expensive problems, ranging from lubricant breakdown, which compromises its integrity and protective capabilities to complete compressor failure. The added cost of higher energy consumption, lower productivity, and increased maintenance — and let’s not overlook equipment replacement — make lubricant performance a serious business concern.
Scales’ diverse line of high-quality air compressor lubricants include those for reciprocating, rotary screw, centrifugal compressors and vacuum pumps.
To prevent compressor overheating and shutdown, the company’s cleaner lubricant is used to flush out dirty or varnished systems, removing impurities and avoiding potentially extensive repairs. This process takes place while the compressor is on-line supplying compressed air to the system. Several types of Food-Grade lubricants are also available. Hohn explains: “Industries such as baked goods and food packaging utilize compressors, and there’s always the possibility of minute amounts of lubricant passing into the compressed air stream and onto the product. Scales has a lubricant that is FDA-compliant for incidental food contact. What this boils down to is that if people do accidentally ingest a tiny amount of it, they won’t get sick.”
In addition to its excellent reputation for product quality, Scales is equally known for exceptional customer service. This includes offering a low-cost lubricant analysis program to ensure the lubricant used in a specific application meets proper operating, and safety, requirements. “The average business owner may not know the chemical properties of different lubricants, which can be dangerous,” says Hohn. “For example, mixing of lubricants should be avoided because of the potential adverse reaction resulting in serious equipment damage. That’s why we always tell current and potential customers to call Scales for confirmation of lubricant compatibility, as well as for procedures to safely flush and refill them.”
To learn how Scales can provide the specific lubricant(s) your operation requires — as well as complete “turn-key” service — or simply to ask questions, click here.