A ceramic tiles manufacturer in Poland is celebrating annual savings of $5.6 million after switching from a conventional mineral oil to Mobil SHC™525.
Ceramika Końskie made the switch to help improve issues with sludge and deposit formation. The company also experienced foaming in the hydraulic system of its Sacmi Imola PH-3200 Android press.
ExxonMobil field engineers, jointly with the local distributor Ekonaft, recommended the switch to Mobil SHC™525. The high-performance lubricant is designed for use in hydraulic systems prone to deposit build-up.
The lubricant offers outstanding high temperature performance and excellent oxidation resistance. Both of which can lead to extended oil and filter change intervals.
As a result, Ceramika Końskie reduced unplanned downtime and experienced cleaner, trouble-free operation.
The reduction in unplanned maintenance also helped to reduce employee interaction with equipment, minimising associated injury risks. In addition, fewer filters were needed, helping to reduce disposal waste.
"ExxonMobil recommended that we switch the lubricant we use to a Mobil-branded one - and it has brought about huge benefits," said Dariusz Turno, production manager at Ceramika Końskie. "The reduction in unplanned downtime and overall increase in productivity has brought us enormous annual savings that we wouldn't have been able to achieve without the switch to Mobil SHC 525."
For more information about Mobil SHC 525 or other Mobil-branded lubricants and services, visit mobilindustrial.com.