High Performance Lubricants for Paper Processing

The transformation of pulp to bales of paper is an intricate mechanical and chemical process with sophisticated machines at its core. The objective of every Maintenance team would be to run the integrated units seamlessly without any breakdowns and surpass production targets.

An important link in the continuous working of these machines is optimal lubrication. Lubrication requirements for machinery involved in various processes are diverse. Be it the chipping or the severe pulping and refining process to the pressing and drying process, the moving machine parts are subjected to heavy loads, seething temperatures, high speeds and often need to operate under wet, humid and dusty environments. The bearings and gears are always under the threat of severe wear and corrosion. To ensure efficient production process, it is imperative that the perfect lubricant is chosen.

Paper Processing Lubricants

Based on metal complex thickener, Beruplex LI EP 2 is a long term lubricating grease for applications exposed to high and shock loads. This high performance multipurpose grease has very good corrosion protection property as well as provides wear protection to contacting frictional surfaces. Has good pumpability for central lubrication systems.

Applications: Recommended for lubrication of automotive wheel hub bearings, joints, cardan shafts, clutch pressure bearings, braking cylinder, ventilation systems, starter motor sliding parts and bearings, electric motors, blower fans, pellet mill bearings, barker section and rollers in drying plants of paper mills, fiberizer, motor, fan bearings, centrifuge bearings etc.

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Beruplex LI EP 2

  • Roller
    bearings
  • Plain bearings
  • High speed
  • High loads
  • Automotive Industry
  • Good pumability
  • High temperature
Lithium ComplexMineral Oil-30 to +150

Based on metal complex thickener, Beruplex LI EP 3 is a long term lubricating grease for applications exposed to high and shock loads. This high performance multipurpose grease has very good corrosion protection property as well as provides wear protection to contacting frictional surfaces. Has good pumpability for central lubrication systems.

Applications: Recommended for lubrication of automotive wheel hub bearings, joints, cardan shafts, clutch pressure bearings, braking cylinder, ventilation systems, starter motor sliding parts and bearings, electric motors, blower fans, pellet mill bearings, barker section and rollers in drying plants of paper mills, fiberizer, motor, fan bearings, centrifuge bearings etc.

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Beruplex LI-EP 3

  • High
    temperature
  • Corrosion protection
  • Roller bearings
  • High loads
Mineral oilLithium complex soapNLGI 3-30 to +150

Heavy duty, long life grease with excellent water resistance and corrosion protection properties. High-Lub FA 67 400 reduces friction and wear on mechanisms subjected to high loads and shock loads. The product provides excellent stability even after prolonged working at high loads in presence of water.

Applications: Recommended to lubricate roller bearings exposed to high loads and water ingress. Suitable for work roll bearings in hot and cold rolling mills, wet end bearings of press section and forming table in paper processing industries. Also suitable to lubricate heavy mobile equipment’s in the construction and mining industry, slide ways of automatic tool changer in CNC machines, bearings on sheet forming machines as well as bearings in tin rolling machines.

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BECHEM High Lub FA 67 400

  • Roller
    bearings
  • Resistant to water
  • High loads
  • Corrosion protection
Lithium CalciumMineral Oil-30 to +130

High performance, multipurpose EP grease with solid lubricants for emergency run properties and high load applications. High Lub LFB 2000 provides good resistance against hot and cold water. Inbuilt additives and inhibitors in LFB 2000 ensures protection of application against wear and corrosion. High load multipurpose EP greases has excellent pump-ability.

Applications: Recommended for plain and roller bearings, guide ways, motor bearings in vitrified tiles plant, gear shifter ball joint application, machine parts used in construction and mining industry, machine tools, bearings of winder and unwinder as well as refiner section in paper mills, textile industry etc. Also suitable for electrical and precision instruments, threaded spindles, washing machines and household equipment.

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BECHEM High Lub LFB 2000

  • Roller
    bearings
  • Plain bearings
  • High loads
  • Good pumpability
LithiumMineral Oil-20 to + 140

Fully synthetic grease for long life lubrication with excellent consistency-temperature behaviour. This high temperature grease also provides excellent resistance to water, chemical and steam ingress. Protects bearings from corrosion.

Applications: Berutox FH 28 KN is recommended for bearings and applications subjected to high temperatures such as drying kilns, conveyor systems, paint shop trolley wheels, hot air fans, annealing furnaces, electric motors etc. Suitable for lubrication of pulp press bearings in paper plants.

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Berutox FH 28 KN

  • Roller
    bearing
  • High load
  • High Tempratures
  • Compatible with plastics
  • Corrosion protection
  • Resistant to water
  • Plain bearings
PolyureaPolyalphaolefin-30 to +180
+200 short term

BECHEM Premium is a new generation long life universal grease for roller and plain bearings experiencing high loads. BECHEM Premium provides reliable corrosion protection as well as good resistance against water. This multi-purpose grease prolongs re-lubrication intervals and minimises wear of contacting surfaces. Also, available in NLGI grade 3, 1, 0, 00, and 000.

Applications:  Recommended for plain and roller bearings under loads such as steering stems of motor bikes, plastic injection moulding machines with centralised lubrication systems, wire / felt bearings in paper processing industry. Also suitable to meet lubrication requirements of forging presses exposed to low loads.

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BECHEM Premium

  • Roller
    bearings
  • Resistant to water
  • Corrosion protection
Mineral OilLithium Calcium soap– 30 to + 130

High load greases with reliable antiwear, corrosion protection and water resistance properties. Heavy duty EP grease has excellent pumpability and is suitable for central lubrication systems.

Applications: High Lub LT 2 EP 400 is recommended for lubrication of plain and roller bearings exposed to medium to heavy loads, roller and plain bearings of conveyor rollers, pellet presses, electric motor, fans, axle bearings, life lubricated bearings in motor vehicles, friction zones in granite cutting machines, press bearing in paper mills, bearings of gang saw machines and actuators systems in solar power plants etc. Also used as a multipurpose grease in automotive assembly plants.

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BECHEM High Lub LT2 EP 400

  • Roller
    bearing
  • Plain bearings
  • Resistant to water
  • High load
LithiumMineral Oil-20 to + 140

Synthetic high performance grease with high speed index for high speed applications and spindle bearings. Berutox FB 22 provides long term lubrication even under extreme temperatures and operating conditions. Synthetic PAO base oil in FB 22 ensures extended service life. Smooth structure of FB 22 ensures minimal internal friction translating to reduced start-up torque and therefore less temperature build up. FB 22 provides superior corrosion protection as well as excellent resistance to alkaline coolant attacks. Extreme pressure additives offer good lubrication under medium to high loads and vibrations.

Applications: Recommended for lubricated for life bearings that demand fully synthetic base oil grease. FB 22 is compatible with commonly used sealing and cage materials. Recommended for high speed spindle bearings Example : In machine tools, threaded spindles, toothed gear in small gears, worm gear, hot air fan bearings in paper mills etc.

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Berutox FB 22

  • High
    speed
  • Low temperature
  • High Tempratures
  • Good pumpability
  • Roller bearings
  • Plain bearings
Barium ComplexPolyalphaolefin-30 to +180

High performance multipurpose EP grease for long life lubrication. Berutox M21 EPK has excellent sealing qualities with superior resistance to water and steam. Provides excellent corrosion and wear protection.

Applications: Recommended for dryer section bearings and hot air fans in paper plants, precision bearings such as top arm bearings and variator systems of spinning machines in textile industry. Suitable for lubrication of friction partners in door locking systems, hinged joints, wheel hub bearings, shifting linkages and bearings in water pumps of automotive industry. Also recommended for rotor shell bearings of pellet presses.

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Berutox M21 EPK

  • Roller
    bearing
  • Automotive industry
  • High Tempratures
  • High load
  • Resistant to water
PolyureaMineral Oil-20 to +160

Ceritol PSA 12 H has good pumping properties in the context of centralised lubrication systems exposed to thermal radiation. PSA 12 H  possess good corrosion protection properties and provides good resistance to regular as well as aggressive water.

Applications: High temperature grease Ceritol PSA 12 H  is recommended for plain and roller bearings exposed to thermal loads, bearings of dryer section and hot air fans in paper processing industry, guide rollers in slab and billet casters.

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BECHEM Ceritol PSA 12 H

  • Roller
    bearing
  • Automotive industry
  • High Tempratures
  • good compability
  • Plain roller
Special PolyureaMineral Oil-20 to +160

BECHEM Premium 1000 is a specially designed grease for dip lubrication of open gears. The grease is equipped with special extreme pressure additives and a selection of solid lubricants including graphite which enables the grease to provide superior lubrication in boundary regime stage of lubrication. The high base oil viscosity of the grease enables film formation at high loads. BECHEM Premium 1000 improves pressure absorption and emergency running properties for gears/plain and antifriction bearings in continuous operation.

Applications: Recommended for open gears lubricated through dip lubrication system in rotary kilns, ball mills, coolers etc.

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BECHEM Premium 1000

  • High
    loads
  • Corrosion protection
  • Resistant to water
  • Open gears
Mineral oilLithium soapNLGI 0-30 to +150

Heavy duty Berulit GA 2500 are specially developed service lubricant devoid of bituminous ingredients or toxic heavy metals for high load applications. Berulit GA 2500 possess good adhesion and excellent wear protection properties. The graphite based lubricant with high base oil viscosity forms consistent lubricant film under pressure and prevents metal-to-metal contact under high/shock load conditions. The Berulit GA 2500 series can be applied through automatic spray systems for large open gear drives operating under heavy loads and high circumferential speeds.

Applications: Berulit GA 2500 are recommended for open gear drives of mixing drums, dryers, ball mills and rotary kilns. It also finds its application in heavily loaded couplings, journal bearing lubrication in forging presses, slew ring gears of converters, drag lines, cranes, crushers and excavators equipped with central or spray lubricating systems. Suitable as noise dampening grease in two wheeler starter motor mechanisms. Please consult a BECHEM Application Engineer for selection of the suitable grade of ‘Berulit GA’ series for your application.

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Berulit GA 2500

  • Chains
  • High
    load
  • Plain bearings
  • High temperatures
  • Open gears
  • Corrosion protection
  • Plain bearings
  • Wire ropes
Aluminium ComplexMineral Oil-20 to + 200

Berusynth EP series are Polyglycol based, high quality synthetic gear oil available from ISO VG 68 to 1000 with service temperature range of -30˚C to +180˚C. Berusynth EP range of gear oils provide excellent oxidation and shear stability, superior load carrying capacity and wear protection. With very high ageing resistance, Berusynth EP series allows for extended oil changing intervals.Possesses good viscosity-temperature behaviour. The gear oil series with reduced coefficient of friction results in lower sump temperatures, minimum power loss and extended oil change intervals.

Applications: These specially formulated gear oils are recommended for heavily loaded spur gears, bevel gears, spiral and worm gears in rolling mills, paper mills and textile manufacturing units. Berusynth EP range also provide superior results in roller and plain bearing applications where operating temperature are constantly above 100˚C.

Please consult a BECHEM Application Engineer for selection of the suitable grade of ‘Berusynth EP’ series for your application.

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Berusynth EP Series (68 – 1000)

  • High temperature
  • High loads
  • Closed gears
  • Roller bearings
PolyglycolCLP – PG-30 to +140
-25 to +180

Berusynth GP series are Polyalphaolefin based high performance synthetic gear oils available from ISO VG 69 to 1000 with good viscosity temperature behaviour. Berusynth GP range of gear oils provide excellent oxidation, shear stability, superior load carrying capacity and wear protection. With very high ageing resistance, Berusynth GP series allows for extended oil changing intervals.The gear oil series with reduced coefficient of friction results in lower sump temperatures, minimum power loss and extended oil change intervals.

Applications: These specially formulated gear oils are recommended for heavily loaded spur gears, bevel spiral and worm gears in rolling mills, paper mills and textile manufacturing units. Berusynth GP range also provide superior results in roller and plain bearing applications where operating temperatures are constantly above 100 °C.

Please consult a BECHEM Application Engineer for selection of the suitable grade of ‘Berusynth GP’ series for your application.

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Berusynth GP 68

  • High temperature
  • High loads
  • Closed gears
  • Roller bearings
PAOCLP – PG-30 to +140
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Berusynth GP 150 to GP 460

  • High temperature
  • High loads
  • Closed gears
  • Roller bearings
PAOCLP – PG-35 °C to +150 °C
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Berusynth GP 1000

  • High temperature
  • High loads
  • Closed gears
  • Roller bearings
PAOCLP – PG-25 °C to +180 °C

High performance gear oil for spur, bevel, planetary and worm gears with excellent wear resistance. Developed with high quality base oil and performance additives ensure resistance to ageing, good viscosity-temperature behaviour as well as good load carrying ability. Staroil G series extend oil changing intervals. The special gear oil range is compatible with mineral oil resistant sealing materials and machine paints.

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BECHEM Staroil G Series (100 to 680)

  • Closed gears
  • Roller bearings
  • Plain bearings
Mineral oilCLP-30 to +180

Applications and Properties

The unique pictograms help identify primary characteristics of the lubricant as well as key applications and industries it has been established at a glance. However the final recommendation would still have to be by the BECHEM specialist after having studied application and its operating environment. As the saying goes, ‘every problem has a unique solution, if only, one is looking for it’. This is the core philosophy to our approach towards ‘Application Engineering’ and staying true to ‘speciality’

High loads

Good pumpability

Roller bearings

Plain bearings

Resistant to water

Corrosion
protection

High
temperature

Open gears

Closed gears

Frequently Asked Questions

Short bytes for queries on lubricants that always bothered you

Greases are made by mixing a solid material, called a thickener, with a base oil and property enhancing additives; but it’s the oil that forms the lubrication film. For better understanding, grease thickener can be thought of as a sponge saturated with oil. Moving parts squeeze the oil out of the sponge like thickener for forming the lubrication film. Typically, the base oil constitutes the largest proportion of grease weight at about 80-90%, followed by thickener at 10 to 20% and additives under 10%.

Dropping point of a lubricating grease is an indicator of the heat resistance of the grease. and is the temperature at which the grease is no more a thickened lubricating medium. The dropping point indicates the upper temperature limit at which a grease retains its structure, not the maximum temperature at which a grease may be used.

Few greases have the ability to regain their original structure after cooling down from the dropping point.

The most important feature of a grease is its consistency. A grease that is too stiff may not get pumped into areas requiring lubrication. While a grease that is too fluid may leak out. Grease consistency depends on the type and amount of thickener used and the viscosity of its base oil. A grease consistency is its resistance to deformation by an applied force.

The measure of consistency is called penetration. Penetration depends on whether the consistency has been altered by working. Standard test procedures established by American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM) and accepted by industry are ASTM D 217 and D 1403, measure penetration of unworked and worked greases.

The NLGI has established consistency numbers ranging from 000 to 6, corresponding to specified ranges of penetration distance of the standard cone into the test grease. Table below lists the NLGI grease classifications along with a description of the consistency of each classification.

Viscosity: It is a measure of resistance to flow of a lubricating oil.

Viscosity index: It is defined as rate of change of viscosity with respect to temperature.

Significance:

  • It is the most important property which determines the performance of lubricating oils under the influence of temperature
  • A lubricating oil should have sufficient viscosity to retain a lubricating film on the surface
  • On machine part moving at slow speeds under high pressures, a high viscous oil should be used as it better resists being squeezed out from between the rubbing parts.  Light oils can be used for lower pressures and high speeds.
  • It is not possible to maintain a liquid oil film between two moving or sliding surfaces if the viscosity is too low and hence excessive wear will occur.

The pour point of an oil is the minimum temperature at which the oil turns into semi solid and almost losses its flow characteristic. At low temperatures, the viscosity of the oil will be very high, causing the oil to resist flow. This is important in equipment that operates in a cold environment or handles cold fluids.

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