A lubricant is a substance that helps to reduce friction between surfaces in mutual contact, which ultimately reduces the heat generated when the surfaces move. It may also have the function of transmitting forces, transporting foreign particles, or heating or cooling the surfaces. The property of reducing friction is known as lubricity.
Lubricant oil is one of the many types of liquid products that VKPAK’s liquid fillers are designed to handle. We carry many models of motor oil filling machines along with other types of equipment to meet your facility’s specific needs, including customizable cappers, labelers, and conveyor systems. We’ll assist with product selection to determine which machinery will work best in your facility, and help with installation and setup.
Lubricating oil is a generic name for a wide range of products that are characterized by hundreds of base chemicals and additives. The most common lubricating oils are crude oil distillate fractions although both synthetic and plant-based lubricating oils are used. Here focuses on petroleum-based lubricating oils.
Typically lubricants contain 90% base oil (most often petroleum fractions, called mineral oils) and less than 10% additives. Vegetable oils or synthetic liquids such as hydrogenated polyolefins, esters, silicones, fluorocarbons and many others are sometimes used as base oils. Additives deliver reduced friction and wear, increased viscosity, improved viscosity index, resistance to corrosion and oxidation, aging or contamination, etc. [From Wiki]
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First let's address the filling of lubricants below 5L:
Lubricants can range in viscosity from very low to very high, which in turn means the packaging machinery used for the multitude of items in this industry will vary widely as well. For example, when filling an oil or lubricant, an overflow filling machine might be used for products in clear containers that require a consistent, level fill. On the other hand, a pump or piston filling machine may be used for thicker, more viscous lubricants. VKPAK will manufacture the ideal packaging equipment for your lubricants.
The following equipment is recommended.
Secondly, let's solve the lubricating oil filling from 5L-30L:
Usually, the filling of lubricating oil over 5L will be done by weighing type of measurement, at this time we will recommend the following equipment.
Finally, let's address the filling of lubricants with a capacity of 30L-200L or more.
Drum filling machines are recommended
Here at VKPAK, we provide filling machines and packaging equipment to manufacturers that need reliable and efficient supply chain operations. With our wide range of machines, you can efficiently fill and seal desired containers so that your products can be packaged and shipped to customers.
Our long-standing experience expresses itself in the high reliability and productivity of our packaging solutions. Our filling technology is a good example. The effects of temperature on lube oil varies from one oil to another: High temperature variations of up to 10°C could result in a volume variation of as much as 9.5ml for 1l. It is therefore essential to have a precise understanding of the oils to be filled and to adapt the filling solution accordingly.
Filling Machines Designed Per Specifications
Our filling and packaging machines are designed to provide optimal performance when weighing, filling and sealing containers that hold lubricants. The machine’s components are designed for smooth operation whether you are performing short or large production runs or using with large or small containers.
VKPAK provides turn-key machinery options where you can choose from a large selection of machines when you need to add components and start immediately with processes. If you require more specialized filling equipment, our technicians and engineers will design and customize the right packaging machines that can handle these liquids, or even explosive products. One lubricant oil filling machine is capable of filling and capping various types of containers with capacities between 100ml and 1,000L.
Increase Productivity and Your Bottom Line
Having the right lube oil filling machine can create benefits throughout your production processes. All of our machines can complement your existing operations no matter the container, specific lubricant. A VKPAK packaging machine offers optimal functionality and accuracy rates, so you are filling containers to the right capacity. With an automatic or semi-automatic oil filling machine, you can configure company operations to boost productivity and reach production goals.
Your workers can easily make adjustments using the simple machine interface when switching product runs. You also gain access to quick tooling changeovers when switching to different size containers, as well as a customized cleaning program to maintain a safe environment and prolong the longevity of existing components.
VKPAK is your leading manufacturer and supplier of filling and capping machines. We can provide you with customized packaging equipment, turn-key filling machine solutions, or even upgrade equipment when your production processes change.