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Scrap Ideas for Machine Maintenance

I have to admit we were feeling quite proud around here recently when DeAnne Toto, the Managing Editor of Recycling Today, contacted us. She was planning a story on the importance of lubrication in the recycling industry, and could we write up something to share our insights with RT’s readers?

Of course, you know and I know that we have the brightest and best team of application experts in the autolube business, and it felt pretty good to be recognized by one of the equipment industry’s top trade publications!

We gathered together the usual suspects and, in fairly short order, we composed a wide-reaching view of lubrication needs in the scrap yard, for both mobile and stationary equipment. I really must give a shout-out to our friend Randy Jarry, the General Manager of Moffatt Scrap Iron & Metal Inc. in Campbellville, Ontario, for taking time to contribute his knowledge of the topic. Thanks also, Randy, for allowing us to come onsite and take some pictures of Moffat’s machinery to illustrate the article.

Ask the right people

Our BEKA crew, notably Product Manager Dave McDougall and Account Executive Mike Michaud, have truly seen it all when it comes to lube systems for recycling equipment. They were able to give the story a solid technical background. Dave, Mike and Randy all agreed that cold weather is a critical element in the design of these autolube systems, whether you are servicing a baler, shredder, conveyor equipment or a mobile material handler.

The article also explains how overgreasing can create as many problems as under-lubrication – problems that are easily corrected with a BEKA system calibrated for accurate, automatic dosing through as many as 600 lube points!

Read all about it!

“For your convenience,” we posted a downloadable version for the article on our website. You can get it here. But you should also look for the June issue of Recycling Today to get the full effect!

Even if you aren’t in the scrap industry, it’s still a good read. Many of the needs and planning points that Dave and Mike bring to light are equally important for getting the most uptime from your machines in other applications – especially for equipment that runs outdoors and runs continuously. Got any questions or want to talk to us about your application, contact us online or call us at 1.888.862.7461.

Until next month,

Jacquie McDougall, Chief Operating Officer