Pelleting — processing under high pressure
The transformation of wood shavings into energy-providing pellets places the highest demands on your pelleting plant; the machine‘s rollers in particular are subject to high loads. As the machine‘s powerful centrepiece, they apply enormous amounts of pressure to press the dampened shavings through holes in the steel die to form the typical rod shape of wood pellets.
As a wood pelleting company, you know that the roller bearings do not always withstand this tremendous pressure unscathed. Heavy wear to the bearings of these components and high re-lubrication requirements are costly consequences. Additional stress can be placed on machine parts by typical environmental influences for pelleting systems, such as wood dust, vibration and moisture, along with running temperatures of the bearings of up to 120 degrees Celsius.
For you as a user, finding a high-performance, corrosion-resistant and economical roller bearing grease is therefore crucial to ensure that your pelleting is financially successful.
Press pellets more efficiently
As the example shows, with rhenus special hybrid lubricants you can massively reduce the required amount of re-lubrication in comparison with standard greases for wood pelleting, extending the bearing service life considerably and thus reducing maintenance costs: