QUAKERTEK™ AXIAL 00-32/ QUAKERTEK™ LS 032B-EP

CASE STUDY – ROBOTIC LUBRICATION

 

CHALLENGES


 

A large North American automotive plant desired to improve robot lubrication through:

  • Lower operating costs in order to increase their competitive advantage in the Metal Fabrication Business
  • Maintain or improve production quality
  • Increase output
  • Improve supplier services for manufacturing processes
  • Reduced overall costs

 

THE SOLUTION


 

  • In 2013, the company the company decided to replace the incumbent product in their robot gearboxes, and implemented a trial with QUAKERTEK™ grease
  • The automotive plant found it matched or exceeded all of the technical requirements of their current grease
  • ASTM Grease tests that demonstrated equal or better performance
  • QUAKERTEK™ had less viscosity change over operating temperatures outperforming the competitive product on the Viscosity Index (VI)
  • The company decided to replace the current grease they were using in their robots with QUAKERTEK™ following the OEM recommended preventive maintenance schedule
  • Using QUAKERTEK™ and following their prescribed 2 year change intervals, the automotive company will save over $12,000 annually