Engineered Wood

Our Liquid Engineers recognise the difficult industry operating conditions and the increased speeds placed on presses putting increasing strain on machinery.

Within engineered wood presses, the demand on lubricants has increased due to higher speeds, higher temperatures and the need for lower consumption of lubricants and optimal operation of the presses.

Our Liquid Engineers have designed high-performance products, such as Viscogen KLK 28 and Viscogen KLK 25, Tribol 1421SG, for lubrication of chains within the presses.

These products provide:
  • Optimum protection against friction and wear at high temperatures – leading to longer chain life
  • Low coefficient of friction – promotes lower energy consumption
  • High temperature stability – giving reduced lubricant consumption
  • No dripping or fling-off at high speeds or high temperatures - reducing wastage
  • Extraordinary oxidation resistance and no hard carbon build up – reducing residue accumulation and maintenance
Our Castrol chain oils and high-performance greases and gear oils help reduce downtime, improving productivity and overall profitability for your operations.

For your operations, the following products are recommended by our Liquid Engineers:

Operations

Recommended Products

Microllam Tahei and Press Chains

Tribol 1421-150 outer chains

Tribol 1421-680 inner chains and bedplate

Parallam Press Chains, Küsters Press, Siempelkamp ContiRoll and Dieffenbacher CPS

VISCOGEN KLK range

Optimol Viscogen KLK is a fully synthetic oil. It is
especially designed for waste lubrication systems at high temperatures up to +250ºC/+482ºF. Optimol Viscogen KLK forms an odourless lubricating film. Extremely low surface tension allows extraordinary
penetration, even into areas with narrow clearance (chain pins).

TRIBOL 1421 SG

Castrol Tribol 1421 High Temperature Chain Oils are synthetic, premium quality products formulated for the most demanding high temperature chain applications. They provide a unique combination of extremely low volatility and low residue formation tendency, which allows for reduced lubricants consumption and improved housekeeping.

Gearboxes

OPTIGEAR BM RANGE (below 170ºF)

With Microflux Trans Plastic Deformation technology, our Optigear range offers long-term or life-time lubrication, even when subjected to difficult conditions. Optigear has been formulated to help extend equipment life and protect against future damage.

OPTIGEAR SYNTHETIC PD

Castrol Optigear Synthetic PD is based on synthetic hydrocarbons with Castrol’s advanced gear oil system providing special plastic deformation (PD) and surface improvement performance and providing Superior micro pitting protection.

ALPHASYN EP RANGE (above 170ºF)

Castrol Alphasyn EP range is a synthetic gear oil with sulpur / phosphorus Extreme Pressure (EP) additive technology providing outstanding thermal stability and high load carrying capacity .It is suitable for use in gearboxes where micropitting resistance is required and for a wide range of applications in extreme environments.

Hydraulics

HYSPIN AWS RANGE

Hyspin AWS has been specially formulated to provide good anti-wear and thermal stability performance using the very latest additive technology. The careful blend of additives with a high quality base stock ensures that Hyspin AWS has excellent hydrolytic and oxidative stability while exhibiting a minimal tendency to produce sludge and deposits. 

Bearings

FIRETEMP XT 2

Optimol Firetemp XT 2 is a solids free, high temperature grease for rolling and sliding bearings at normal to medium peripheral speeds and high operating temperatures. The synthetic, thermally stable structure guarantees long relubrication intervals at maximum operational reliability.   

INERTOX HEAVY

Inert fully synthetic grease for use in rolling and plain bearings operating in hostile ambient conditions and where extended re-lubrication intervals are required. Applications include paint drying lines, film stretching machines, textile tenter frames and ceramic industry oven carriages. Also for high vacuum chamber seals and friction points.