Lubrication challenges for meat and poultry processors

One of the major lubrication challenges that meat and poultry processors face is the stringent sanitation processes that use hot, high pressure water or steam combined with aggressive chemicals. These can remove essential greases from moving parts, allowing moisture and corroding chemicals to penetrate and remain in interstices of equipment where they can cause long term damage.

The excess water that equipment is exposed to due to the need for frequent wash-downs, makes it difficult for operators to maintain optimal lubrication levels. The need for frequent water spraying onto equipment reduces the effectiveness of the grease.

One grease that can withstand machine washdowns is calcium sulfonate complex grease making it a suitable choice for meat and poultry processing equipment.

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