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Wind Turbines Will Continue to Grow as a Major Force in Sustainable Energy

Sustainable energy is still a hot topic even with the recent plunge in oil prices. As the world continues to expand renewable resources, the one industry that is growing more than other sources of energy is wind generation. In the last year, wind supplied almost 5% of the total demand for electricity.

The potential for electricity generated through wind is much greater, as stated in a new report from the Department of Energy. As the industry expands to meet the growing demand, wind turbines must continue to evolve to improve their functionality. The report and a DOE vision for wind power states that taller turbines will be necessary to supply the power needed by U.S. consumers.

Beka-Max has been integrally involved in the wind turbine industry for years. The central lubrication systems we have designed continuously supply fresh lubricant to the connected lube points to prevent mechanical failure. BEKAWIND customized lubrication systems are adapted to each wind converter and its operating conditions.

Our systems supply all lubrication points of wind converters. These include blade bearings, generator bearings, yaw bearings, and drivepinions. To meet the various needs of wind turbines, we have developed three systems for accurately lubricating the necessary friction points.

BEKAWIND Single: Consisting of an electrical piston pump, 3 UE distributors with each 6 outlets, a pressure switch with manometer, and the necessary tubes and fittings, the system precisely lubricates 3 blade bearings and 6 lube points. It is controlled and monitored by the central controller of the wind converter and protected by a pressure relief valve with return flow to the reservoir.

BEKAWIND PRO: This progressive system consists of an electric pressure pump, a main distributor monitored by a proximity switch, 3 progressive distributors with 6 outlets, and fittings. The progressive distributors can be easily adapted to meet requirements for varying lube points and delivery Wind Turbines Image 3rate. This system features safety with blocking control that indicates a malfunction while allowing the distributor to continue working.

BEKAWIND FLOW: This spray lubrication system can be used forthe automatic lubrications of all open toothings and friction points of wind converters. Lubricant is sprayed between the tooth faces, even during intermeshing. It allows the precise application of lubricant to the friction points preventing over-lubrication and pollution. Low lubricant consumption saves money and enables exact monitoring of lubricant use.

Wind will continue to be a major factor in generating electricity forthe future domestically and globally. As turbines get bigger and more powerful, our systems will continue to provide the necessary lubrication for proper functioning. Our reliable and durable systems are poised to deliver smooth and efficient operation on all types of wind turbines. Contact us today for further information.

We’ll be at the APWA 2015 Congress & Exposition

The APWA International Public Works Congress & Exposition brings together thousands of public works professionals from all APWA Blog Imagearound the world for professional development and opportunities to interact and network with others in the field. At the large Expo, visitors will experience new technologies, sustainability practices, and new products that pertain to all areas of public works.

Taking place on August 30-September 2 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ, the APWA Congress & Exposition is the place to connect and discover innovations and best practices from leading manufacturers and peers.

Being an exhibitor at a show like this is the ideal opportunity for us to bring our outstanding products to a global audience. Our experience in providing automatic lube systems for the equipment used in public works and municipality applications can’t be matched by other companies. The Expo is the perfect way for us to reach out to new customers and catch up with current customers.

If you’ll be attending this year’s show, stop by booth #562 and see what we have to offer. Our customized automatic lubrication APWA Blog Image 3solutions are designed to withstand the harsh environmental conditions found on public works equipment such as refuse vehicles and attachments, excavators, plows, loaders, pavers, and more.

Durable and reliable automatic lubrication systems from Beka-Max provide public works equipment and machinery with environmentally friendly and trouble free solutions to increase component life, reduce repair costs, and keep your equipment working.

We are excited to be attending the show and look forward to networking and interacting with the professionals in the public works industry so they can bring our exceptional technologies to their hometowns.

Beka’s Chisel Paste… Great Protection for your Hydraulic Hammer in all Environments

Lubrication is an extremely important aspect of machinery maintenance, whether it is industrial, road, or off road equipment. Without proper lubrication, equipment will, literally, grind to a halt. To ensure that your equipment will run easier and longer, consider choosing a lubricant that is ideally suited to both manual and automatic lubrication systems. Being a leader in innovative lubrication systems, we are also the experts at offering products that will be of the greatest benefit to your equipment.

Utilizing Beka’s lubricating products along with our chisel paste for your hydraulic breaker application chisel pastewill ensure protection of your system and the necessary lubrication to keep equipment running smoothly.

Our Chisel Paste is superior to other hydraulic impact hammer grease products and offers lasting lubrication in tough conditions. Unlike others, our chisel paste maintains its lubricating properties in wet conditions.

This NLGI Class 2 Chisel Paste has a black appearance. It is an oil base product and the solid lubricant is made up of 2% copper flake and 10% solids. The thickener is a calcium sulfonate complex and is an ideal choice for of hydraulic breakers with its operating temperature range of -20 °C to 1100 °C (-4 °F to 2110 °F). This chisel paste is supplied in cartridges, buckets, or drums.

Use of this chisel paste in conjunction with our automatic lubrication system will help reduce maintenance and ensuring longer and more consistent lubrication for your hydraulic breaker to help keep your equipment running easier and longer by providing a consistent and accurate amount of paste for the application and protects against failure.

Food Processing and Food Packaging Industries Can Enhance and Celebrate Safety with the BEKA FoodLine Central Lubrication System

Safety is a hot topic in the food processing industry right now, and it seems that the topic encompasses safety foodline_dry_lube_components_thumbon all levels; from product safety, to environmental safety, to the safety of employees at manufacturing companies around the world. In fact, on June 25th and 26th, food manufacturers will meet at the American Food Manufacturing and Safety Summit in Dallas, Texas – an event seemingly timed to coordinate with the National Safety Council’s National Safety Month in June.

But, as we all know, safety isn’t something that should only be recognized and considered one month out of the year. It is, or at least should be, a year-round top priority for all types of manufacturers, including food processors and food packaging manufacturers. In fact, these companies can enhance and celebrate safety all year long with the BEKA FoodLine Central Lubrication System. Using special dry lube technology, the BEKA FoodLine Central Lubrication Systems apply lubricant with accuracy and precision onto conveyors and machinery, guaranteeing safe, efficient and no-mess applications and operations.

The BEKA FoodLine program includes automatic lubricating systems for conveyors, packaging machines, labeling machines, washing machines and other machinery used in the food manufacturing and food packaging industries. There are five basefoodline image packs in the BEKA FoodLine program: “Progressive for a single machine”, “ Progressive systems for the whole plant”, “Dual Line”, “Single Line”, Dry Belt System”.

Each type of BEKA FoodLine system provides and represents the optimum solution for a specific application, but all types of the BEKA FoodLine system offer the advantages of FoodLine Dry Lube Technology. Some of these advantages include:

  • Instantly improved workplace safety, because floors and surfaces are dry – no slips or falls caused by wet surfaces!
  • Reduced water consumption, so it’s safer for the environment
  • Packaging isn’t damaged, eliminating or reducing loss-related costs
  • Safer environment for food products because of the reduction of microbiology issues
  • No corrosion issues, either
  • No more soap and foam to worry about
  • Smoother – and safer – operations, overall!

foodline_dry_lube_system_thumbIn addition to the BEKA FoodLine systems, all of the products and customized automatic lubrication solutions for industrial, road and off-road applications we provide are designed with top-of-mind safety. Also, BEKA’s commitment to safety extends beyond the products we offer. We, ourselves, take safety very seriously. On the job, when appropriate, our employees wear protective gear and follow strict safety standards at all times. This, of course, includes when we’re working with our customers and installing lubrication systems on site.

You can learn more about our company, the lubrication systems we offer, and the BEKA FoodLine Central Lubrication System by visiting our website. Please feel free to give us a call at 888-862-7461 at any time, if you have any questions or want to discuss how we can work together. We hope to hear from you soon! In the meantime, stay safe!

It’s Not Heavy Stuff When You Get an Automatic Lubrication System for Heavy Equipment on a ‘Graduated’ Basis

Heavy equipment of all types, all shapes and all sizes requires lubrication in order to aggregate_industry_imgoperate properly. Grease and oil keep equipment parts and machinery moving – and business operations running smoothly. When it comes to investing in an automatic lubrication system for heavy equipment and machinery, however, it’s not unusual for some manufacturers to hesitate, especially at first. But, once they meet with our engineers and design team, they quickly discover how easy it is to work with us, and they learn about all the advantages they’ll get by installing an automatic lubrication system for their heavy equipment and machinery.

Whether it’s an injector system or a progressive distribution system, the automatic lubrication systems we design at BEKA offer precise lubrication to every service point. Our systems are effective on all sizes and all types of heavy equipment. Our designers look at each client’s unique needs independently. Then they custom-design and develop an automated lubrication system that meets those specific needs. Our automatic lubrication systems for heavy equipment feature:

• Precision engineering
• Consistent delivery, and
• Customizable configurations.

Additionally, if a client has budget-related concerns, an automatic lubrication system can be designed on a “graduated” basis, meaning it can be buil and enhanced in stages. This “graduated” approach works for all types of equipment, both smaller-sized and larger-sized, and all budgets, as well. By “graduated” approach, we mean the system can be built in stages. For instance, at first it’s installed municipalities_imgwith a single point of lubrication. Then pumps and lines extending to additional grease points can be added on later.

Speaking of add-ons, there are many options to choose from when designing or enhancing an automatic lubrication system: All types of pumps (Giga pumps, basic EP-1 pumps, hydraulic pumps); distribution lines; and a wide range of parts and products that can be added into an automated lubrication system that’s designed and customized for a client’s heavy equipment. To learn more about our automatic lubrication systems, take a look at our video, “BEKA-MAX Presents Automatic Lubrication Systems for Heavy Equipment” or call us at 888-862-7461. We’d be happy to tell you more!

Environmentally Friendly Products From Beka-Max of America Fit Right in With Earth Day

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This year marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. This modern environmental movement was first held on April 22, 1970 and ushered in many groundbreaking environmental laws for air and water protection, as well as bringing a heightened awareness to the importance of protecting the planet.

At Beka-Max we understand the importance of Earth Day and what it represents. We engineer our products to be environmentally friendly, as well as user friendly. Our premier automatic lubrication systems require less lubricant than manual systems and are designed to prevent lubricant from spilling and leaking.

Lubrication is a vital part of effective operation for all types of mechanical systems including trucks, heavy equipment, wind turbines, and manufacturing machinery. Many industries rely on automatic lubrication systems that provide safe, high-performance lubrication.

Manual lubrication systems are environmentally unfriendly for a number of reasons. In addition to using more lubricant, machinery and equipment that don’t have automatic grease lubrication systems have the potential to leak and contaminate the surrounding area.

In one instance a homeowner was left with a major grease spill and environmental hazard when a truck arrived to fill the swimming pool. The truck was not equipped with a grease lubrication system and grease ran out of the truck and onto the driveway. This system was not put together properly and, even with protective wood paneling laid over the driveway, the ground was still contaminated and required remediation.

Even when workers are extremely careful in greasing manual systems, grease is messy and has a tendency to fall onto the ground. An automatic lubrication system contains the grease within the system and is a superior method.

If an automatic lubrication system is not possible, we have developed a clean system grease gun for manual greasing applications. Lube-Shuttle® grease guns prevent grease from spilling and leaking onto machines, tools, and the floor. Shop surfaces and workers stay clean with leak-free construction of the Lube-Shuttle® grease gun.

It is our goal at Beka-Max to provide environmentally friendly automatic lubrication systems. Trouble-free systems increase component life while reducing repair costs. For technology that you can rely on, trust in the expert products and people at Beka-Max.

While ‘Advanced Industries’ Boost the U.S. Economy, Automatic Lubrication Systems Are Keeping Industry Manufacturing Operations Running Smoothly!

We all know that all types of industrial and manufacturing operations rely on machinery and equipment to keep things moving forward. Today, the U.S. economy relies heavily on the manufacturing sector to help foster an economic environment that is ripe with opportunities for growth, and it’s the “advanced industries” that are most responsible for boosting the economy right now. “Advanced industries power the national economy and their success is a prerequisite for building an opportunity economy in the United States,” according to recent research published by the Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC.

The same research report reveals that an industry is classified as an “advanced industry” when it meets both of the following criteria:

  1. R&D spending per worker must fall in the 80th percentile of industries or higher, exceeding $450 per worker.
  2. The share of workers in the industry whose occupations require a high degree of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) knowledge must exceed 21 percent – the national average of all workers.

According to the research, there are 50 industries listed as part of the “advanced industries sector,” including Commercial/Service Industry Machinery; Industrial Machinery; Agriculture; and Mining and Construction Machinery. These advanced industries and most  (if not all) of the advanced industries, plus the other manufacturing industries outside of the “advanced” realm, rely on automatic lubrication systems for industrial, off-road and over-the-road applications.

Single Line Central Lubrication SystemsBEKA Industrial provides manufacturers in all types of industries with central lubrication systems for a wide range of applications. These central lubrication systems include:

  • Single-line lubrication systems
  • Multi-line lubrication systems
  • Dual-line and Progressive lubrication systems, and
  • Oil recirculation systems and gear pumps.

Any of these lubrication systems can be customized for just about any type of industrial machinery and any type of industrial application. For instance, in the food industry, you’ll find our central lubrication systems helping to keep the machinery and operations running smoothing for bread-making businesses and other food processors.

Whatever the industry, advanced or not, automatic lubrication systems are keeping manufacturing operations running smoothly! Give us a call at 888-862-7461 if you’d like to learn more about how our central lubrication systems can be designed or customized for your manufacturing operations.

 

Machine Lubrication is Economical and Easy (When You Use All the Grease in the Tube and Keep Things Clean and Safe!)

Like a lot of other industrial processes, machine and equipment lubrication can be messy if you’re not using the right type of equipment. Lubrication can be an expensive process, too, if you’re ending up with wasted, unusable grease that’s stuck inside the grease tube. There are also workplace safety factors that need to be considered, such as slippery and dangerous grease spills on the floor and work surfaces. It doesn’t have to be this way, though.

In the past, spills, leaks and extensive clean-up time were considered to be the norm by the technicians, mechanics and machine operators charged with completing the lubrication process. But, new ergonomically designed products available today can make the lubrication process economical, easy, cleaner and much safer overall. Specifically, we’re talking about our Lube-Shuttle grease gun system that’s designed to be easy-to-use and to keep grease spills and leaks away from machine and shop surfaces.

There are three Lube-Shuttle models to choose from: A pistol grip Beka Max Lube Shuttle Modelsgrease gun; an ergonomic grease gun with a side-lever design; and the easy-to-use battery-operated grease gun. Whichever type of Lube-Shuttle grease gun you choose to use, they all work with the screw-top, reusable cartridge tubes that are easily refilled and “shuttled” between the grease source and the grease gun.

Machine technicians and operators are finding that using the Lube-Shuttle grease guns is so easy they’re saying that they’re turning in there old style grease guns in favor of using the Lube- Shuttle greasing system by MATO.  Lubrication experts recommend the Lube-Shuttle grease guns for any grease – from shop grease to chisel paste.

Being able to use all of the grease is a quick, efficient and clean way to lubricate, and it’s economical, as well, because you are using up all of the grease in the tube to lubricate your machine and not wasting it changing out a tube or wiping the grease off of your hands!     For extra-savings on grease, you can purchase an in-shop refill station and refill your Lube Shuttle Tubes onsite!

To see a movie about how the Lube- Shuttle system works please visit our web site www.beka-lube.com and follow the links.

We’d also be happy to tell you more about how you can keep things clean and safe, and how you can work more efficiently using the Lube-Shuttle grease guns. Give us a call at 1-888-862-7461 or email us at sales@beka-lube.com.

 

With Road Truck Grease Systems, As With Most Things in Life, You Get What You Pay For

The road truck lubrication process may not have all the same requirements as the process of greasing heavy equipment, but it’s still a heavy-duty job and should be taken seriously. A feature on PopularMechanics.com reports, “Each year a single semi will average 45,000 miles, yet the estimates from the trucking industry and the Federal Highway Administration are closer to 100,000 miles for long-distance trucks.” For all types of road trucks, proper maintenance and lubrication help to keep the trucks – and business operations – running smoothly.

Beka-Max-home1Road trucks rely on lubrication to help them go the distance, but users and operators are often tempted to take the most inexpensive route to lubrication. But that’s not the best route to take. Keep this in mind: When it comes to road truck grease systems, as with most things in life, you get what you pay for.

Using inexpensive grease systems or relying on manual lubrication systems might seem like they cost less at first. However, often they’re not able to deliver the same benefits offered by automatic lubrication systems, and these benefits become more apparent and more vital over time:

  • Quality and type of grease is important for your investment: Fluid grease systems are not comparable to EP2 grease systems. Using your maintenance manual is your best guide to the proper grease you should be using.
  • Dynamic lubrication vs. static lubrication: Dynamic lubrication is an in-motion process, providing more thorough lubrication overall.
  • Reaching a greater number of grease points and more flexible access: Any way you look at it, operators simply can’t reach where automatic lubrication systems can!

Automatic lubrication systems make sure the process is done right and the initial investment will pay off in the long run. We’d be happy to review all of the advantages of road truck grease systems with you and to show you how having automatic lubrication systems can keep your road trucks – and your business – on the road to success!

 

2014 Year in Review – Looking Back While Moving Ahead

HNY1They say time flies when you’re having fun—it also flies when you’re very busy! It’s been an especially busy and successful year for us at Beka Max, and as we look forward to continued success in the New Year, we’d also like to take a moment to look back at some of the highlights of 2014.

Of course, we continued to offer our exceptional line of products to countless customers in a range of industries. From our Beka  product line for  manufacturers and industrial customers , to our heavy duty systems that support the country’s construction, mining, agricultural, and manufacturing businesses—and much in between—we’ve stayed committed to being the best.

But there were plenty of changes, as well. In the early fall, we officially moved into our brand new facilities in Buffalo, New York; with over 5,000 square feet of warehouse space and 2,000 square feet of office space, we’re prepared to grow and serve any and all needs.

Here, the latest technology houses a larger inventory of products, and dedicated areas for repair, shipping, and receiving mean whatever our customers need, they’ll get it quickly every time. Add to that our new conference room, and you have a facility that matches our overall level of excellence. Needless to say, we’re very happy with our new home!

But that’s not where the change ends—it extended from our physical location to our online presence, with a new and improved website. With a better look and feel, and new features ranging from product videos to user-friendly features and icons, we’re confident this new website better represents us and our brand.

Some things will always stay the same, and one of those is our passion for interacting with our clients and the industries they serve. That’s why we stayed quite active attending trade shows throughout 2014, and we loved every minute of it.

We started the year off with the World of Concrete (WOC) show in Las Vegas in January, then headed to the always exciting CONEXPO 2014, also in Vegas, where we unveiled a new booth. April  brought us to the ISRI Conference and WASTE Tech, where we saw new and old friends in the waste industry, before heading up to Toronto for the Canadian Recycling and Waste Expo—where we enjoyed catching up with our neighbors to the north.

We then rounded out the summer with the American Wind Energy Association Conference, the Global Petroleum Show (our first time, but not our last!), and the Association of Ontario Road Supervisors show. Add in successful runs at the American Public Works Association show, the NYS Hard Hat Conference, and a number of events attended by our Canadian office, and you’ll see just how busy and exciting it all was!

As we look back, we’re reminded of all the wonderful people we saw and met along the way, all of the positive changes we made, and all of the ways our entire staff worked to be the best. We’d like to thank our customers for their loyalty, and we promise that next year will be even better.