Since the launch of Lustor™ (Lubrication Storage System) a few years ago, a lot has happened. Just let’s refresh your memory and give a brief overview of the development process of Lustor™.
(Click here for a brief summary of the
Lustor developments in 2017)
The Lustor system is equipped with tanks of three different sizes: 125 litres (catering for 50-60-liter drum consumptions), 250 litres (because most plants order in 200 litre drums) and 500 litres for larger consumption. All individual units are equipped with the Lubrication Reliability™ compliant basic components:
• Heavy-duty pneumatic oil pump
• Hydraulic filter with saturation indicator
• Filter cartridges selected for the respective lube type, viscosity and application
• Desiccant protection breather to keep dust and moisture out
• Lube identification label (colour/symbol/type/viscosity)
The system is designed to be user-friendly including features such as 3D oil sight glasses or levels, digital flow meter to keep track of oil consumption and to detect abnormal spills or lubricant use. Options such as hose reels, retention spill tanks, anti-static wiring, and so forth complete the line.
And ever since the quality is improving and improving.
To give you a few examples:
After many tests the decision was taken that the Lustor™ will be based on a set of plastic MDPE roto moulded tanks. Black inert plastic is chosen for its ability to protect the lubes from sunlight and because it does not rust or react with the chemicals in the lubricants.
Rotomoulding is a process of plastic fabrication, where a plastic is melted until it takes the shape of a mould. The mould is heated in an oven, and rotated until the melted plastic lines the inside of the mould. Polyethylene is well suited to the process of rotomoulding. The ability to stay stable during the prolonged heating process and its flow characteristics that lead to uniform thickness inside the mould is why it remains the most popular plastic for rotomoulding. The material is both stiff and strong while retaining its tough and stress crack resistance.
Apart from lower production costs and reduced environmental impact, there were a number of good reasons why we have chosen to use rotomoulding for the Lustor tanks:
The rotational molding involves a heated hollow mold which is filled with a charge of plastic powder. It is then slowly rotated, causing the softened material to disperse and stick to the walls of the mold. In order to maintain even thickness throughout the part, the mold continues to rotate at all times during the heating phase.
The video shows the starting up of the mold and then going into the furnace.
Cooking is now over and the mould exits the oven and is placed in the cooling chamber. In order to maintain even thickness throughout the part the mould continues to rotate at all times to avoid sagging or deformation also during the cooling phase.
The video shows the last phase in the cooling chamber.
The tank is finally unmoulded and they can proceed to machinery.
While inspecting the tank, any plastic ridges left by the joint between the two halves of the mould are removed.
They now move to finish it. This begins with screwing on the fittings etc.
To even further improve the tank material, new material has been tested. To test the new material we simulated a years operation by filling a tank with oil and running it every work day for 3 weeks. It also had the top tank completely filled with water.
Resulting in that from now on all new production will be in this new material.
To improve the filling time particularly with high viscosity oils we have made a system change where we fill directly into the tank bypassing the filter. You will note the new red tap next to the pump to enact the filling bypass.
Just out of production, four new 125 L Demo Units
The new inserts are the new location for the breather and to add a fill level gauge/indicator.
Sufficiently long enough to accommodate 2 systems, be them 125, 250 or 500 liter units.
The retention / spill capacity meets the environmental requirements.
Actual sizes of Bund
Length = 1455 cm
Height on pallet = 55 cm
Width = 735 cm
Weight = 60 kg
Part # LS5005 Steel bund complete with steel grid.
More information can be found here.
Lubricant manufacturers do not guarantee the ISO cleanliness levels of any standard products. That means the oil you think is clean may be far below the ISO cleanliness recommendations.
Protect your equipment with a Lustor system solution that is designed to filter
and clean the oil going into the system and when it is dispensing.
(The Lustor systems come preassembled and are up and running in no time.)
Enluse is the manufacturer of the Lustor Systems. We are planning to expand our target market and would be very interested in talking with potential agents / distributors. Especially those who are already agents for complimentary products that can be integrated with our systems to form a complete line.
If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity, please fill out the Lustor Dealer Inquiry form and we will contact you as soon as possible.