Lubrication is key to elevator maintenance, yet poses significant HSSE risks. That's why Castrol® LubeCon has developed new technology to fully automate lubrication.
Rope lubrication is a key part of proper elevator maintenance, yet one that is often neglected due to time constraints, dangers of manual lubrication, and the service downtime that’s needed to carry out maintenance. The challenge for elevator owners is to ensure that maintenance won't ever be neglected again.
Castrol® LubeCon has solved this major challenge by introducing automated lubrication to the elevator industry: with custom-fit and custom-mounted lubricators that are placed at pre-determined intervals along each wire rope. These combine with a centrally located reservoir to dispense precise micro ejections of dry-film lubricant at regular intervals, penetrating and protecting the rope's core.
Importantly, after the initial custom-fit installation, the need for car riding is virtually eliminated, as personnel can oversee lubrication through remote monitoring.
Current methods of elevator maintenance involving hoist-way entry aren't just dangerous, they are also expensive, and arduous manual lubrication checks can lead to downtime of up to 10 hours per elevator.
Castrol® LubeCon has the potential to increase safety and reduce your Total Cost of Ownership by fully automating the elevator lubrication process. Talk to one of our LubeCon experts today to discover the cost savings per elevator that a customized and automated installation could bring.
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