MicroDry®

Benefits of MicroDry® on mechanical conveyors

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.

 

traditional problems

High operating costs

High operating costs for consumables, maintenance, cleaning and internal logistics

Line efficiency

 

Line efficiency problems in critical area’s

Environmental, health and safety

Environmental, health and safety issues

smart solutions

Higher Line Efficiency

With MicroDry® SLAT the friction values are lower, time-stable and adjustable per belt securing a higher global line efficiency: no tipping of the containers in the critical areas and substantial reduction of the back-line pressure in the accumulation zones.

 

MicroDry® SLAT is the best technology and is applied for low to high capacity lines and for all types of containers.

 

A before and after study on a PSX880TK3.25 conveyor shows a backline pressure of 3.69 kg before using MicroDry® and 1.55 kg after. This is a reduction of no less than 61%.

Maintenance

Spraying nozzles require almost weekly cleaning and disinfection and also regular manual adjustments to keep the lubrication process under control. Brushes need to be cleaned or replaced almost monthly and the “greasing” of the brushes requires regular manual adjustments of the flow rate.

 

A MicroDry® system basically does not require any regular maintenance. However, we recommend a half-yearly inspection to monitor the condition of the equipment and check the friction values in critical areas. There is no need for expensive maintenance contracts.

 

Maintenance costs for MicroDry® are 70% to 90% less compared to wet and semi-dry systems.

Logistics

Because of the extreme low consumption of DLT-333®, logistics are greatly simplified. It is no longer necessary to regularly switch 200 lit containers, saving both handling time and storage space. This results in an up to 85% cut in internal logistic costs.

Consumables

Consumables cost decreases with 60% to 80% because of the very limited consumption of DLT-333®.

 

A common carton packaging line with 8 single track conveyors, accumulator and packer has a consumption of about 25 lit/yr (5 000 hrs/yr) .

A bottling line with 25 multi track conveyors has a consumption of about 100 lit/yr (5 000 hrs/yr).

Sustainability

MicroDry® is not water based, does not need any dilution with water and does not create effluents.

Less pollution from the lubricant and from product spills reduces the cleaning frequency.

Because of the lower top and bottom friction values of MicroDry® SLAT, energy consumption is reduced with 10% to 20%. An additional benefit of the lower friction is the increased lifetime of the conveyor belt and the wear strip.

The average lifetime of a CHP MicroDry® system is beyond fifteen years.

Energy & Wear

Because of the lower top and bottom friction values that are inherent to MicroDry®, energy consumption is reduced with 5 to 15%. An additional benefit of the lower friction is the increased lifetime of the conveyor belt and wear strip, further reducing the TCO.

Safety

Systems that run on MicroDry® are characterised by a pristine dry and clean floor, as no water or coating product is spilled.

 

And as the MicroDry® lubricant doesn’t need to be sprayed, no harmful aerosols are generated. This results in a safer and healthier working environment and prevents lubricant traces to enter into non-sealed bottles or cans.

Other MicroDry Advantages

Since all components are integrated at the return side of the conveyor belt, MicroDry® equipment looks neat and clean.

 

MicroDry® is available with an optional fully automatic integrated cleaning system to regularly eliminate product spills and pollution in the vicinity of the entire line(s).

 

Another useful option is the DLU-5000. This is a fully automated multi-line control- and pump- unit allowing to use MicroDry® in the entire plant with only one control and filling point. The user-friendly operating panel (HMI) allows to optimise, monitor and diagnose the parameters for each individual line. Other benefits include automatic air purging and leakage control per line.

 

The customer does not have to commit to expensive maintenance contracts.

Hygiene

MicroDry® is water-free and does not support bacterial and/or fungal growth.

MicroDry® does not create any spills, so no slippery floors and consequently less accidents.

MicroDry® does not generate harmful aerosols. This results in a safer and healthier working environment and prevents lubricant traces to enter into non-sealed bottles or cans.

Benefits of MicroDry® on mechanical conveyors

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.

 

traditional problems

High operating costs

High operating costs for consumables, maintenance, cleaning and internal logistics

Line efficiency

 

Line efficiency problems in critical area’s

Environmental, health and safety

Environmental, health and safety issues

smart solutions

Higher Line Efficiency

With MicroDry® SLAT the friction values are lower, time-stable and adjustable per belt securing a higher global line efficiency: no tipping of the containers in the critical areas and substantial reduction of the back-line pressure in the accumulation zones.

 

MicroDry® SLAT is the best technology and is applied for low to high capacity lines and for all types of containers.

 

A before and after study on a PSX880TK3.25 conveyor shows a backline pressure of 3.69 kg before using MicroDry® and 1.55 kg after. This is a reduction of no less than 61%.

Maintenance

Spraying nozzles require almost weekly cleaning and disinfection and also regular manual adjustments to keep the lubrication process under control. Brushes need to be cleaned or replaced almost monthly and the “greasing” of the brushes requires regular manual adjustments of the flow rate.

 

A MicroDry® system basically does not require any regular maintenance. However, we recommend a half-yearly inspection to monitor the condition of the equipment and check the friction values in critical areas. There is no need for expensive maintenance contracts.

 

Maintenance costs for MicroDry® are 70% to 90% less compared to wet and semi-dry systems.

Logistics

Because of the extreme low consumption of DLT-333®, logistics are greatly simplified. It is no longer necessary to regularly switch 200 lit containers, saving both handling time and storage space. This results in an up to 85% cut in internal logistic costs.

Consumables

Consumables cost decreases with 60% to 80% because of the very limited consumption of DLT-333®.

 

A common carton packaging line with 8 single track conveyors, accumulator and packer has a consumption of about 25 lit/yr (5 000 hrs/yr) .

A bottling line with 25 multi track conveyors has a consumption of about 100 lit/yr (5 000 hrs/yr).

Sustainability

MicroDry® is not water based, does not need any dilution with water and does not create effluents.

Less pollution from the lubricant and from product spills reduces the cleaning frequency.

Because of the lower top and bottom friction values of MicroDry® SLAT, energy consumption is reduced with 10% to 20%. An additional benefit of the lower friction is the increased lifetime of the conveyor belt and the wear strip.

The average lifetime of a CHP MicroDry® system is beyond fifteen years.

Energy & Wear

Because of the lower top and bottom friction values that are inherent to MicroDry®, energy consumption is reduced with 5 to 15%. An additional benefit of the lower friction is the increased lifetime of the conveyor belt and wear strip, further reducing the TCO.

Safety

Systems that run on MicroDry® are characterised by a pristine dry and clean floor, as no water or coating product is spilled.

 

And as the MicroDry® lubricant doesn’t need to be sprayed, no harmful aerosols are generated. This results in a safer and healthier working environment and prevents lubricant traces to enter into non-sealed bottles or cans.

Other MicroDry Advantages

Since all components are integrated at the return side of the conveyor belt, MicroDry® equipment looks neat and clean.

 

MicroDry® is available with an optional fully automatic integrated cleaning system to regularly eliminate product spills and pollution in the vicinity of the entire line(s).

 

Another useful option is the DLU-5000. This is a fully automated multi-line control- and pump- unit allowing to use MicroDry® in the entire plant with only one control and filling point. The user-friendly operating panel (HMI) allows to optimise, monitor and diagnose the parameters for each individual line. Other benefits include automatic air purging and leakage control per line.

 

The customer does not have to commit to expensive maintenance contracts.

Hygiene

MicroDry® is water-free and does not support bacterial and/or fungal growth.

MicroDry® does not create any spills, so no slippery floors and consequently less accidents.

MicroDry® does not generate harmful aerosols. This results in a safer and healthier working environment and prevents lubricant traces to enter into non-sealed bottles or cans.

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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...

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...

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...