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Lube-Tips - Is Your Lubricants A Truly Food Grade?

Apr 11, 2018


There are so many food grade lubricants in market today. Does it really safe
if it accidently contact to food? Or it just goes through the market by manufacturer’s claim and labeling? Don’t let the curiosity killed the cat!
 
National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) does the testing, inspection and certifying the product. Just click http://info.nsf.org/USDA/psnclistings.asp to check out either your food grade lubricant certified or not!!!

                                                    

 
Key in either the company name, product name, registration number to confirm the REAL food grade lubricants.

Fuchs Cassida Food Grade Grease (Germany)
https://www.davor.com.my/index.php?ws=category&cid=165667&cat=Food-Grade-Grease#openproducts
 
Fuchs Cassida Food Grade Oil (Germany)
https://www.davor.com.my/index.php?ws=category&cid=172275&cat=Food-Grade-Lubricating-Oil#openproducts
fuchs cassida food grade grease and oil
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Lube-Tips - Best Way To Eliminate Hydraulic Oil Leakage

Apr 11, 2018


One drop of oil that drips once per second will result in a loss of 405 gallons in a year’s time. At the cost of $9 per gallon, that one leak costs $3,645 in one year.
Here 3 ways to eliminate the oil leakage:
 
1. SHOCK SUPPRESSOR
• The suppressor is pre-charged with dry nitrogen. The recommended pre-charge of nitrogen is half the maximum system pressure.
• The suppressor should be installed as close as possible to where the shock is occurring.
 
2. SYSTEM PIPING AND HOSES
• Eliminate the use of 90-degree fittings in the pipe and tubing because at 90-degree turns it creates turbulence and shock generated thus causing leakage.
• Clamps should be spaced every 5-8 feet and within 6 inches of the termination point.
• A hose should be installed at the outlet of the pump prior to entering the manifold or main header, this will reduce shock when oil flow rapidly.
• The length of the hose installed should be in the right length.
 
3. PRESSURE SETTINGS
•The maximum pressure limiter in the system should be set 200 psi higher than the pressure required to move the load. If the pressure is set higher than that, excessive shock will be generated when starting and stopping the actuator.
 
 
Full article can be read here:
http://www.machinerylubrication.com/Read/30941/hydraulic-oil-leakage


Product Link - Fuchs Renolin Hydraulic Oil 32 | 46 | 68 (Germany)
https://www.davor.com.my/index.php?ws=ourproducts&cid=174396&cat=Hydraulic-Oil&subcat=Mineral-Based&subsubcat=Fuchs#openproducts
fuchs renolin hydraulic oil iso vg 32 46 68

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Mr Sam Zhou (Eclipse Magnetic Principle) Join Visit to Manufacturing Exhibition Indonesia 2017 Dec

Dec 30, 2017
Mr Sam Zhou (Eclipse Magnetic Principle) Join Visit to Manufacturing Exhibition Indonesia 2017 Dec
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DAVOR Sdn Bhd represent Eclipse Magnetic Filter which is a sub micron filtration for industrial fluids such as oils and coolants. Our Patented magnetic filtration systems are the ultimate in filtration technology, providing cost, quality and environmental benefits. 
  • remove 100% of ferrous contaimination*
  • reduce disposable filter costs by up to 100%*
  • extend fluid life by up to x10*
  • reduce reject rates to zero*
  • Investment payback in 3 months*
Eclipse Magnetic Filtration System (UK):
https://www.davor.com.my/index.php?ws=ourproducts&cid=149541&cat=Eclipse-Magnetic-Filtration-System#openproducts

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Lube-Tips - What is food grade grease? Where to buy food grade grease?

Oct 8, 2017
 
davor specialty lubricant oil grease supplier malaysia

The USDA created the original food-grade designations H1, H2 and H3, which is the current terminology used. The approval and registration of a new lubricant into one of these categories depends on the ingredients used in the formulation. The three designations are described as following:-


H1 lubricants are food-grade lubricants used in food processing environments where there is some possibility of incidental food contact.
H2 lubricants are lubricants used on equipment and machine parts in locations where there is no possibility that the lubricant or lubricated surface contacts food. 
H3 lubricants, also known as soluble or edible oil, are used to clean and prevent rust on hooks, trolleys and similar equipment.

Video:
Food Grade Lubricant Explanation Video

fuchs cassida food grade grease and oil

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Visited 20th Manufacturing World Osaka 2017, Japan

Oct 5, 2017
Visited 20th Manufacturing World Osaka 2017, Japan
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20th Manufacturing World Osaka is the Western Japan’s largest trade show, specialising in the products, technologies and solution for manufacturing industry. All kinds of mechanical parts/subcontracting services (fasteners, springs, tube components, machining, raw material, chemical, lubrication), materials/equipment for factory (heaters, fans, harness, helmets, etc.) and IT services (CAD, CAM, production system management, etc.) are exhibited under one roof. It is held in Osaka which is one of the central areas of the Japanese manufacturing industry.

Lube-Tips - Lithium Complex Grease Supplier In Malaysia

Sep 30, 2017


 

Lithium complex greases possess many of the properties of simple lithium soap greases and also have higher dropping points, allowing the greases to be used at higher temperatures. A comparison of the thickener-related properties of the products is given in Table Below. 

lithium soap and lithium complex grease

The dropping point of lithium complex greases is higher than that of simple lithium soap greases due to the presence of a second thickener component, known as the complexing agent. Modern lithium complex greases typically use a shorter chain-length difunctional carboxylic acid, such as azelaic acid or adipic acid. The lithium salt of these materials is typically present in a significantly lower proportion compared to the simple lithium soap thickener. An alternate material used as a complexing agent is boric acid. The use of this material also results in an elevated dropping point.

Mechanical stability, also known as shear stability, is the ability of grease to maintain consistency when subjected to mechanical shear forces. Simple lithium greases have good resistance to breakdown due to shear, and lithium complex greases also exhibit good resistance to shear. This property makes both simple lithium and lithium complex greases popular for use in a wide range of applications.

The water resistance of simple lithium and lithium complex greases is related to the solubility of the thickener. Lithium hydroxide has limited solubility in water (about 10 percent), and the thickeners based on it also have limited solubility. This provides good resistance to both washing by water and the absorption of water. Although other thickener types (calcium, barium) have better inherent water resistance compared to lithium and lithium complex thickeners, those products have negative aspects that make them less desirable for many applications. In addition, the water resistance properties of simple lithium and lithium complex greases can be enhanced by the addition of polymer additives in small concentrations.

The oil separation properties of a grease relate to both the product’s lubrication ability and storage stability. The grease must release enough oil in the contact zone of the application (bearings, gears), while not releasing so much oil during storage to cause the product to become unusable. If the oil separates excessively during storage, the grease may not be able to be remixed and used.

Original Article:

http://www.machinerylubrication.com/Read/28381/grease-lithium-production-resistance

LUBTEX Lithium Complex Grease (UK):
https://m.davor.com.my/index.php?ws=showproducts&products_id=1737479&cat=LUBTEX-Industrial-Oil-and-Grease-Lubricants&subcat=LUBTEX-Industrial-Grease-supplier-in-Malaysia

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Grease Lubricant Composition and Manufacturing

Sep 28, 2017
Grease Lubricant Composition and Manufacturing
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Grease Lubricant Anatomy 

As this definition indicates, there are three components that form lubricating grease. These components are oil, thickener and additives. The base oil and additive package are the major components in grease formulations, and as such, exert considerable influence on the behavior of the grease. The thickener is often referred to as a sponge that holds the lubricant (base oil plus additives).

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Figure 1. Grease Anatomy

 

Product Link:-
http://www.davor.com.my/index.php?ws=category&cid=150209&cat=LUBTEX-Industrial-Grease-supplier-in-Malaysia&subcat=LUBTEX-Industrial-Grease-supplier-in-Malaysia

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Bicycle and Motorcycle Chain Lube and Cleaner from Davor Fuchs Distributor in Malaysia

Sep 25, 2017
Bicycle and Motorcycle Chain Lube and Cleaner from Davor Fuchs Distributor in Malaysia
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Fuchs Silkolene Wet Lube

Specially formulated for extreme, wet, and/or long distance road use. Provides superior, long lasting protection for all moving parts and drivetrain components - ensuring smooth, low friction performance in all conditions. Perfect for use on mountain-bike/downhill and long distance riding.

Fuchs Silkolene Dry Lube

Specially formulated, fast drying lube. This highly penetrating, maximum performance lube containing PTFE, offers low friction and superior protection to prolong chain life and leave your chain free of dirt and grit. Our dry lube is perfect for use on road racing and/or dry conditions and is suitable for use on chains, derailleurs and drive trains.

Fuchs Silkolene Everyday Lube

100% biodegradable multipurpose chain lubricant. Highly penetrating and water repellent, leaving a long lasting, protective coating to guard against corrsion and wear.


Product Link:-
http://www.davor.com.my/index.php?ws=category&cid=152970&cat=Bicycle%20and%20Motorcycle%20Chain%20Oil%20&%20Cleaner#openproducts



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Food Grade High Temperature Grease Lubricant by Davor Fuchs Cassida Malaysia distributor

Sep 20, 2017
Food Grade High Temperature Grease Lubricant by Davor Fuchs Cassida Malaysia distributor
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CASSIDA GREASE HTS 2 is a high performance high temperature lubricant specially developed for the grease lubrication of machinery in the food and beverage processing and packaging industry.

It is based on an inorganic thickener, synthetic fluids and selected additives chosen for their ability to meet the stringent requirements of the food and beverage industry. Certified by NSF for ISO 21469 and registered by NSF (Class H1) for use where there is potential for incidental food contact. Produced according
to FLT Quality Standards, in facilities where HACCP audit and Good Manufacturing Practice have been implemented and form part of the quality and hygiene management systems ISO 9001 and ISO 21469.
 
CERTIFICATIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS
• NSF H1
• NSF ISO 21469
• Kosher
• Halal

APPLICATIONS
• Grease lubrication where operating temperatures
are up to short time peaks of +220 °C
• Plain and rolling element bearings
• Centralised automatic lubrication systems
• Joints, linkages and slides

Product Link:-
http://www.davor.com.my/index.php?ws=showproducts&products_id=1738718&cat=Food-Grade-Lubricants&subcat=Fuchs-Cassida-Grease-(Food-Grade-NSF-H1-H2-H3-Halal)&subsubcat=Specialities-Grease#openproducts

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Grease NLGI consistency number information by Davor Malaysia

Sep 19, 2017
Grease NLGI consistency number information by Davor Malaysia
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The NLGI consistency number (sometimes called “NLGI grade”) expresses a measure of the relative hardness of a grease used for lubrication, as specified by the standard classification of lubricating grease established by the National Lubricating Grease Institute (NLGI). Reproduced in standards ASTM D4950 (“standard classification and specification of automotive service greases”) and SAE J310 (“automotive lubricating greases”), NLGI’s classification is widely used. The NLGI consistency number is also a component of the code specified in standard ISO 6743-9 “lubricants, industrial oils and related products (class L) — classification — part 9: family X (greases)”.[1]

The NLGI consistency number alone is not sufficient for specifying the grease required by a particular application. However, it complements other classifications (such as ASTM D4950 and ISO 6743-9). Besides consistency, other properties (such as structural and mechanical stability, apparent viscosity, resistance to oxidation, etc.) can be tested to determine the suitability of a grease to a specific application.

 

 

Tungsten Carbide Rods, Coolant Hole, Chamfer, Endmill, Preforms, Customize, Special

Sep 18, 2017
Tungsten Carbide Rods, Coolant Hole, Chamfer, Endmill, Preforms, Customize, Special
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Xiamen Golden Egret Special Alloy Co.,Ltd (GESAC) was found in 1989, is one Sino-foreign joint venture company of the core subsidiary corporations of the listed state-own Xiamen Tungsten Group. GESAC is specialized in the manufacture and sale of various kinds of tungsten powder, cemented carbide and cutting tools. Today, as the world largest tungsten powder and tungsten carbide powder supplier and exporter, GESAC is also a major manufacturer of premium cemented carbide and cutting tools in the world. We produce Carbide Ground Rods, Carbide Unground Rods, Ground Carbide Rods with Chamfer, Unground Carbide Rod with Coolant Hole, Endmills and special customize preforms carbide. 

Product link:-
http://www.davor.com.my/index.php?ws=category&cid=152236&cat=Tungsten%20Carbide%20Material


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Spring Driven Grease and Oils Auto Lubricator. Refillable.

Sep 15, 2017
Spring Driven Grease and Oils Auto Lubricator. Refillable.
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100 ml and 220 ml containers. Made of transparent *Lexan ®, with high mechanical, chemical and thermal resistance. Sturdy and operating -30°C to +132°C. Easy and fast to refill with all types of grease NLGI 0-1-2-3-4 from side lubricator H standard (DE optional). New simplifi ed setting for grease exit: 1, 3, 6, 12 months variable at any time (Counterclockwise direction from screw end of travel). Standard M medium spring, optional D light spring for high temperature and/or fluid grease, optional F strong spring for low temperature and/or dense grease.

ADVANTAGES
It displays consumption and allows remote control by means of its full transparence. Immediate activation. No battery or gas. It can be installed indoors, outdoors, remotely, inversely, under water, in either dangerous or uncomfortable points. It keeps lubrication constant and prevents solid matter accumulation.
Lubricant installed reserve, reducing lubrication drawbacks, preventing oversights. It saves production stops and very expensive repairs. Environment friendly: refi llable more times, it avoids constant disposal expenses. Fully recyclable. Easy and fast mounting.

GREASE SUPPLY DURATION
1, 3, 6, 12 months. “On Demand”, SLOT GREASE® automatically supplies grease based on demand from machinery and depending on: spring type, temperature, grease NLGI and working conditions.

Product Link:
http://www.davor.com.my/index.php?ws=ourproducts&cid=149599&cat=Slot-Grease#openproducts

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Why and How to Fine Filter Machine Coolant

Sep 15, 2017
Why and How to Fine Filter Machine Coolant
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The reasons to fine filter are the same as the reasons to filter in the first place.  Better tolerances, better machine life, better finish, longer tool life, less heat, longer machine coolant or cutting oil life, reduced maintenance and overall reduced cost. 

As a rule of thumb you should filter to a level where the particle size is 10% of your tolerances.  If you are working to 0.001" (25 microns) then you should filter out all particles down to 0.0001" (2.5 microns).

Eclipse Magnetic Filter can filter out up to 1 microns of fine particle. This product work well in grinding, deep hole drilling, edm, wire cut, honing, lapping, spray wash system and super finishing process. It is the best filtration system that you cant't miss!

Product link:
http://www.davor.com.my/index.php?ws=ourproducts&cid=149541&cat=Eclipse-Magnetic-Filter#openproducts

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The Basics of Food Grade Oils and Grease Lubricants

Sep 14, 2017
The Basics of Food Grade Oils and Grease Lubricants
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Food-Grade Categories and Definitions 

Food-grade lubricants are lubricants acceptable for use in meat, poultry and other food processing equipment, applications and plants. The lubricant types in food-grade applications are broken into categories based on the likelihood they will contact food. The USDA created the original food-grade designations H1, H2 and H3, which is the current terminology used. The approval and registration of a new lubricant into one of these categories depends on the ingredients used in the formulation. The three designations are described as follows:3

H1 lubricants are food-grade lubricants used in food processing environments where there is some possibility of incidental food contact. Lubricant formulations may only be composed of one or more approved basestocks, additives and thickeners (if grease) listed in 21 CFR 178.3750.

H2 lubricants are lubricants used on equipment and machine parts in locations where there is no possibility that the lubricant or lubricated surface contacts food. Because there is not the risk of contacting food, H2 lubricants do not have a defined list of acceptable ingredients. They cannot, however, contain intentionally heavy metals such as antimony, arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury or selenium. Also, the ingredients must not include substances that are carcinogens, mutagens, teratogens or mineral acids.4

H3 lubricants, also known as soluble or edible oil, are used to clean and prevent rust on hooks, trolleys and similar equipment.

Approved Lubricants 
As previously mentioned, the USDA approvals are based on the various FDA Codes in Title 21 that dictate approval for ingredients used in lubricants that may have incidental contact with food. These are mentioned in the following sections.

  • 1.CFR 178.3570 – Allowed ingredients for the manufacture of H1 lubricants

  • 21.CFR 178.3620 – White mineral oil as a component of non-food articles intended for use in contact with food

  • 21.CFR 172.878 – USP mineral oil for direct contact with food

  • 21 CFR 172.882 – Synthetic isoparaffinic hydrocarbons

  • 21.CFR 182 – Substances generally recognized as safe

Some information from these standards is highlighted below.

Acceptable Food-Grade Basestocks 
Depending on whether a food-grade lubricant is H1 or H2, the list of approved basestocks will vary. H2 lubricant basestock guidelines are less restrictive and, consequently, allow a broader variety of basestocks.

Many products used in industrial (non-food) plants are also used in food plants for H2 applications. H1 lubricants are much more limited since they are designed to allow for accidental exposure with the processed foods. H1-approved lubricant basestocks can be either mineral or synthetic:

Petroleum-based lubricants – Mineral oils used in H1 food-grade lubricants are either technical white mineral or USP-type white mineral oils. They are highly refined and are colorless, tasteless, odorless and non-staining. Technical white oils meet the regulations specified in 21 CFR 178.3620. USP mineral oils are the most highly refined of all white mineral oils.6

Synthetic lubricants – Synthetic H1 lubricant basestocks are often polyalphaolefins (PAO). Compared to white mineral oils, they have significantly greater oxidation stability and greater range of operating temperatures. Another approved H1 synthetic basestock is polyalkylene glycols (PAG). These lubricants are more increasingly used in high-temperature applications.

Dimethylpolysiloxane (silicones) with a viscosity greater than 300 centistokes (cSt)7 is also permitted for H1 lubricants. Silicones have even higher thermal and oxidation stability than PAO and PAG base oils.

Acceptable Food-Grade Additives and Thickeners 
Often, basestocks are not able to meet the severe demands required in food processing work environments. To improve the performance characteristics of base oils, additives are blended into the formulation. The types of antioxidants, corrosion inhibitors, anti-wear, extreme pressure additives and concentration are limited by 21 CFR 178.3570.

Greases are lubricating oils that have a thickening agent added to the formulation. Among approved grease thickeners are aluminum stearate, aluminum complex, organo clay and polyurea. Aluminum complex is the most common H1 grease thickener. They can withstand high temperatures and are water resistant, which are important properties for food processing applications. Prior to 2003, greases with calcium sulfonate thickeners were not designated as H1 by the USDA or FDA but have since been approved. 8

Selecting Which Machines Require Food-Grade Lubricants 
Selecting whether to use an H1 or H2 lubricant can be challenging. A lubricant used on a conveyor system running over a food line must be an H1 category oil; however, a conveyor system running underneath a food line may not necessarily be safe to use an H2 oil.

According to the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) program implemented by the USDA, each lubrication point has to be evaluated for where contamination might occur. Most major food-producing companies have begun using the HACCP system, but their plans don’t always recognize the importance of a lubrication survey. A number of lubricant suppliers offer to assist with the lubrication survey portion.

Because H1 lubricants are limited by types of additives and in the past only used mineral oil basestocks, H1 lubricants in certain instances provided less protection and shorter lubricant life. Now that synthetics are used, some H1 lubricant performance can exceed non-food-grade lubricants. This is significant in allowing consolidation and avoiding accidental cross-contamination of H1 and H2 oils and contamination of H2 oils with food.

Other Issues Surrounding Food-Grade Lubricants 
Using H1 food-grade lubricants is no replacement to sound design and maintenance. H1 lubricants are still only approved for minimal, incidental contact. If a plant uses food-grade lubricants, the FDA limits lubrication contamination to 10 parts per million – that’s 0.001 percent.

Also, the lubricant certification process does not include lubricant plant audits and sample testing to ensure formulation; it is strictly comparing the formulation to the approved list. Richard Pinchin, formerly with Shell International and a supporter of a more rigorous certification process, indicated at an NLGI meeting: “I know of five instances in the last three years where food-grade claims are not justified.”1

Conclusion 
Understanding the differences between H1, H2 and H3 lubricants and making the proper lubricant selection is critical to food safety and machine reliability. As an additional source, NSF’s Web site provides lubricant requirements for food-grade products and gives a free access listing of certified food-grade lubricants at www.nsf.org/usda/psnclistings.asp.

References

1. Tocci, Lisa, “Brouhaha in Food-grade Lubes”. Lubes N’ Greases, July 2004.

2. Judge, Diana, Shell Lubricants, “Switching to Food-grade Lubricants Provides Safety Solution”. Machinery Lubrication magazine. 2005.

3. Williamson, M., Noria UK Ltd., “Understanding Food-Grade Lubricants”. Machinery Lubrication magazine. 2003.

4. NSF International Registration Guidelines (July 2003) version 3.3, retrieved October 2004 from http://www.nsf.org/business/ nonfood_compounds/guidelines.pdf.

5. Hodson, D., Shell Cassida, “Food-Grade Lubricants Reduce Contamination Threats for Food and Beverage Manufacturers”. Machinery Lubrication magazine. 2004.

6. Girard, J. Lubriplate Lubricants Division, Fiske Brothers Refining Company, “The Continuing Evolution of Food-Grade Lubricants”. Machinery Lubrication magazine. 2002.

7. 21 CFR 178.3570 – Lubricants with Incidental Food Contact. Retrieved November 2004 at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index.html.

8. Mackwood, W., Muir, R., “Calcium Sulfonate Complex Grease: The Next-generation Food Machinery Grease”. NLGI Spokesman, 17, 2003.

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