Since the 1930’s, Quaker Houghton has been a major supplier of process fluids to the steel and aluminum industry. With every transition, we’ve been there: solving problems, reducing costs, and improving every step of the process - in plants around the world. And now, we’re bringing even more to the field.
carrying capacity,high temperature stability and very good corrosion protection
The hot strip mill in steel plants encounters some of the most severe conditions as far as lubrication is concerned especially on the work roll and roller table bearings as mention in the tables to the right
Verkol Lubricants, a Quaker Houghton Company, assessed the mill’s situation, and introduced QUAKERTEK™ LX 4602- EPE, a lithium complex grease, reducing bearing failures to 5-6 a year. After 8 years of using QUAKERTEK™ LX 4602-EPE, the mill wanted to run a trial with the main purpose of optimizing grease consumption without causing wear problems, and also to
The mill was currently using a competitor’s Lithium based grease, and Quaker Houghton suggested converting to QUAKERTEK™ CS 4015-EP, a Calcium Sulfonate Complex grease for the trial. The initial fill of the QUAKERTEK™ CS 4015-EP was reduced 15% compared to the lithium based grease.
Quaker Houghton ran a trial with selected QUAKERTEK™ CS 2202-EP calcium sulfonate grease to lubricate 12 bearings (22215/22218/32215/32218 +gear) per stand. The grease achieved the desired targets by decreasing maintenance time and relubrication rate as well as allow¬ing for increased water resistance.
Due to Quaker Houghton’s relationship with the steel mill - providing other products and continuous technical assistance, the mill requested a replacement for the current grease.
For the trial, some tapered roller bearings were lubricated with the current grease, including the roll necks, and some bearings were lubricated with QUAKERTEK™ CS 4602-EP, including the roll necks.
The company they chose was Quaker Houghton due confidence in Quaker Houghton’s product, people and performance. The mill decided to replace the incumbent grease product in all their hot rolling applications with QUAKERTEK™ AX 2502-EP.
Excellent resistance to water washout, high load carrying capacity,high temperature stability and very good corrosion protection