ARE YOU LOOKING FOR ALTERNATIVES TO DIESEL TO LUBRICATE YOUR BANDSAW BLADES?

 ARE YOU LOOKING FOR ALTERNATIVES TO DIESEL TO LUBRICATE YOUR BANDSAW BLADES?

More than 15 years ago Stenner launched a vegetable-based lubricant to use on their band resaws.

Stenner M.D Syd Mather commented “We were doing a lot of business in the USA at the time and with diesel being potentially harmful to health we were very nervous about putting this material in the lube tanks of machines destined for this market”. Initial searches got mixed results, but the company linked in with a major lube manufacturer to develop “Stenner Bandsaw Lubricant”. It is used neat at about ½ litre per saw (36”) per day on an eight-hour shift. Whilst alow dosage is required the lube is not cheap so needs to be applied to the correct area accurately. A spray system was developed and is now in its third generation. It is strongly built to survive the challenge of the sawmill environment and is fully tested with over 300 machines fitted either on new machines as an option or as a retro fit to existing machines.

“We have these systems operating in Chipper Canter lines at two of the largest sawmills in the country as well as single stand-alone ST100R resaws and they have been very successful at prolonging blade cutting life and reducing problems like gullet cracking which occurs when blades are poorly lubricated,” says Stenner’s UK Sales Manager Jeremy Bingham.

For more details contact Jeremy Bingham on jeremy@stenner.co.uk 07519114790

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