Improved lubrication in paper machines
Ever faster paper-making machines put difficult demands on oil lubrication systems that support their operation. Safematic, which became part of the SKF Group in2006, is a specialist in supplying lubrication solutions to the pulp and paper industry. In order to establish better automation and control of oil lubrication systems, Safematic cooperated with the Tampere University of Technology to understand the fundamental operation behind traditional oil lubrication designs. The results showed that a reconsideration of the tank design for oil lubrication in paper machines was needed. So Safematic developed the innovative Flow line system to offer efficient lubrication and longer oil service life.