MicroDry®

Why dry lubrication on slat or mat-top conveyors?

Single containers in the food, beverage and dairy filling industry are conveyed on slat or mat-top conveyors. Packages can be bottles, cans, carton or cardboard, jars, kegs, cases, etc. Three conveying zones are identified: for empty containers upstream filler, for filled containers downstream filler and for grouped containers downstream packer.

 

The speed of the conveyors is preset according the filler capacity and in-line machinery.

 

Top lubrication (between belt and container) is mainly requested in critical areas where containers are accelerated or decelerated (e.g. in- and outliners) and accumulated (e.g.. queuing areas before in-line machinery and accumulators). A proper top lubrication will increase global line efficiency by reducing the tipping of the containers and reducing back-pressure in the accumulation zones.

 

Bottom lubrication (between belt and guiding wear strip) is necessary to prevent stick-slip of the belts, to decrease wear of belt and wear strip, to reduce energy consumption of the driving motors and to decrease the noise level of the line.

 

These benefits remain valuable in combination with the ongoing technological developments in belt materials and a properly designed belt cleaning system will meet the requirement for a regular cleaning of these belts.  

CHP’s revolutionary 

MicroDry® system

CHP invented and developed the first successful prototypes of MicroDry® SLAT equipment for mechanical conveying lines in 2001 and has meanwhile equipped over 1 400 lines worldwide for carton packaging, bottling (PET and glass) and canning mainly in the beverage, dairy and brewery industry.

 

CHP introduced MicroDry® AIR in 2007 for PET air conveyors which revealed as one of the most significant developments enhancing the productivity of currently over 300 PET air conveyor lines.

 

In 2011 a customised full integrated MicroDry® AIO dispensing system was developed.

 

A range of pump- and control units for MicroDry® lubrication and/or cleaning allows CHP to propose the best solution for the specific line configuration(s) in each individual packaging or bottling plant.

 

To our worldwide customer base belong local beverage and dairy companies but also international operating groups as Coca Cola, Pepsi, Nestlé Waters, Refresco, Friesland Campina, etc.

 

All major OEM’s are familiar with CHP’s MicroDry® technology and can supply MicroDry® on demand of the end user who is finally taking full advantage of the lowest TCO.

 

CHP has GPA agreements in place with particular major OEM’s as e.g. with Tetra Pak for cardboard packaging lines and Sidel for bottling lines.

5-year guarantee

CHP offers a five-year technical guarantee for the delivery of spare parts on condition of a two-yearly inspection agreement and the exclusive use of the lubrication/coating agent DLT-333®.

Patented technologie

The application method as well as particular components of MicroDry® are protected by patents and exclusive licenses.

Unique lube

Thanks to its unique, water free and homogenous composition, MicroDry® generates a high effective and stable microscopic film-layer of DLT-333® without any drip-off.

The principles of MicroDry®

Cleaning option

Optionally the application kits can be equipped with the 3-point internal and external belt cleaning nozzles. These modular MicroDry® All-in-One compact dispensing kits can be connected to mobile cleaning equipment or can be integrated in a full automatic line cleaning system.

 

Coating principle

Unlike water based lubricants or conventional oily products particular low-friction components of DLT-333® penetrate in the pores of the friction surface (belt) and establish a stable and equally spread adhesive and hydrophobic microfilm.

 

Direct contact

MicroDry® uses custom-made dispensing modules installed in the return side of mechanical conveyors or integrated in the guiding of PET air conveyors. No brushes, no spraying nozzles.

 

Precise friction control

Individual adjustable lubricant supply devices allow to control the friction value per belt. This tuning will mainly be based on the line layout for new lines and on the specific critical area’s for upgrades.

The lubrication frequency is defined by the type and volume of the conveyed container and can be adjusted on the HMI of the pump- and control unit.

 

Top- and bottom lubrication

On mechanical conveyors not only the top surface but also the conveyor wear strip of each individual belt is lubricated.

 

Applications

MicroDry® SLAT

 

MicroDry® SLAT creates a smooth, stable and microscopic film of DLT-333® on the top- and/or bottom-side of the conveyor belts; DLT-333® is applied through special maintenance-free dispensers, so no brushes, no spray nozzles. This unique direct-contact technology is used for PET bottles, glass bottles, cans, cardboard packages, jars, etc.

 

MicroDry® AIR

 

MicroDry® AIR creates a coating with DLT-333® through specific designed inserts that are integrated in the neck guiding strip of the air conveyors, so no brushes, no spray nozzles.

 

MicroDry® All-In-One 

 

The MicroDry® All-In-One distribution unit is a modular compact dispensing kit providing top- and bottom MicroDry® lubrication as well as external and internal belt cleaning.

 

MicroDry® Controls

 

A range of pump- and control units for MicroDry® lubrication and/or cleaning allows CHP to propose the best solution for the specific line configuration(s) in each individual packaging or bottling plant.

 

Why dry lubrication on slat or mat-top conveyors?

Single containers in the food, beverage and dairy filling industry are conveyed on slat or mat-top conveyors. Packages can be bottles, cans, carton or cardboard, jars, kegs, cases, etc. Three conveying zones are identified: for empty containers upstream filler, for filled containers downstream filler and for grouped containers downstream packer.

 

The speed of the conveyors is preset according the filler capacity and in-line machinery.

 

Top lubrication (between belt and container) is mainly requested in critical areas where containers are accelerated or decelerated (e.g. in- and outliners) and accumulated (e.g.. queuing areas before in-line machinery and accumulators). A proper top lubrication will increase global line efficiency by reducing the tipping of the containers and reducing back-pressure in the accumulation zones.

 

Bottom lubrication (between belt and guiding wear strip) is necessary to prevent stick-slip of the belts, to decrease wear of belt and wear strip, to reduce energy consumption of the driving motors and to decrease the noise level of the line.

 

These benefits remain valuable in combination with the ongoing technological developments in belt materials and a properly designed belt cleaning system will meet the requirement for a regular cleaning of these belts.  

CHP’s revolutionary 

MicroDry® system

CHP invented and developed the first successful prototypes of MicroDry® SLAT equipment for mechanical conveying lines in 2001 and has meanwhile equipped over 1 400 lines worldwide for carton packaging, bottling (PET and glass) and canning mainly in the beverage, dairy and brewery industry.

 

CHP introduced MicroDry® AIR in 2007 for PET air conveyors which revealed as one of the most significant developments enhancing the productivity of currently over 300 PET air conveyor lines.

 

In 2011 a customised full integrated MicroDry® AIO dispensing system was developed.

 

A range of pump- and control units for MicroDry® lubrication and/or cleaning allows CHP to propose the best solution for the specific line configuration(s) in each individual packaging or bottling plant.

 

To our worldwide customer base belong local beverage and dairy companies but also international operating groups as Coca Cola, Pepsi, Nestlé Waters, Refresco, Friesland Campina, etc.

 

All major OEM’s are familiar with CHP’s MicroDry® technology and can supply MicroDry® on demand of the end user who is finally taking full advantage of the lowest TCO.

 

CHP has GPA agreements in place with particular major OEM’s as e.g. with Tetra Pak for cardboard packaging lines and Sidel for bottling lines.

5-year guarantee

CHP offers a five-year technical guarantee for the delivery of spare parts on condition of a two-yearly inspection agreement and the exclusive use of the lubrication/coating agent DLT-333®.

Patented technologie

The application method as well as particular components of MicroDry® are protected by patents and exclusive licenses.

Unique lube

Thanks to its unique, water free and homogenous composition, MicroDry® generates a high effective and stable microscopic film-layer of DLT-333® without any drip-off.

The principles of MicroDry®

Cleaning option

Optionally the application kits can be equipped with the 3-point internal and external belt cleaning nozzles. These modular MicroDry® All-in-One compact dispensing kits can be connected to mobile cleaning equipment or can be integrated in a full automatic line cleaning system.

 

Coating principle

Unlike water based lubricants or conventional oily products particular low-friction components of DLT-333® penetrate in the pores of the friction surface (belt) and establish a stable and equally spread adhesive and hydrophobic microfilm.

 

Direct contact

MicroDry® uses custom-made dispensing modules installed in the return side of mechanical conveyors or integrated in the guiding of PET air conveyors. No brushes, no spraying nozzles.

 

Precise friction control

Individual adjustable lubricant supply devices allow to control the friction value per belt. This tuning will mainly be based on the line layout for new lines and on the specific critical area’s for upgrades.

The lubrication frequency is defined by the type and volume of the conveyed container and can be adjusted on the HMI of the pump- and control unit.

 

Top- and bottom lubrication

On mechanical conveyors not only the top surface but also the conveyor wear strip of each individual belt is lubricated.

 

Applications

MicroDry® SLAT

MicroDry® SLAT creates a smooth, stable and microscopic film of DLT-333® on the top- and/or bottom-side of the conveyor belts; DLT-333® is applied through special maintenance-free dispensers, so no brushes, no spray nozzles. This unique direct-contact technology is used for PET bottles, glass bottles, cans, cardboard packages, jars, etc.

MicroDry® AIR

MicroDry® AIR creates a coating with DLT-333® through specific designed inserts that are integrated in the neck guiding strip of the air conveyors, so no brushes, no spray nozzles.

MicroDry® All-In-One 

The MicroDry® All-In-One distribution unit is a modular compact dispensing kit providing top- and bottom MicroDry® lubrication as well as external and internal belt cleaning.

MicroDry® Controls

A range of pump- and control units for MicroDry® lubrication and/or cleaning allows CHP to propose the best solution for the specific line configuration(s) in each individual packaging or bottling plant.