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Is Black Graphite Lubricant Safe to use on a Bakery Oven Chain?

Is Black Graphite Lubricant Safe to use on a Bakery Oven Chain?

The choice to use a black natural graphite on bakery and other oven chain applications is typically supported by antiquated schools of thought.  Just about all Maintenance, Engineering, Quality Assurance, and Plant Management personnel know that black graphite lubricant is a hazardous product and should not be used in any food processing facilities.  So why are so many food corporations knowingly using black graphite lubricant?

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How Custodians Can Use Formula 600 to Maintain School Facilities

How Custodians Can Use Formula 600 to Maintain School Facilities

Formula 600 is great for custodians to have on hand.  Especially the ones in the school system.  Not only can Formula 600 help with many day to day custodial duties, but because Formula 600 is H1 food grade, it is a safer product to use to lubricate wheels or surfaces that children might end up touching.  Read this blog to learn 8 ways custodians can use Formula 600 Aerosol Spray Lubricant to maintain school facilities.

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12 Unique Uses For Formula 600 Spray Lubricant

12 Unique Uses For Formula 600 Spray Lubricant

Formula 600 aerosol spray lubricant is commonly used in food processing facilities.  There are a a variety of different uses for Formula 600.  Continue reading to learn 12 uses for Formula 600 Aerosol Spray Lubricant you didn't know...until now!

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Chain Drive System 101

Chain Drive System 101

How much do you know about chain drive systems? Do you know the difference between a sprocket and a gear? Learn everything you should know about chain drives, including their major killers in our latest blog!

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Automatic Lubrication Methods

Automatic Lubrication Methods

How much do you know about chain drives & automatic lubrication methods? Learn how automatic lubrication systems can eliminate downtime & keep your machines consistently running, making your operation even more efficient. Find out all about chain drives, how they fail and all about how to keep them properly lubricated in our latest blog!

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Everything You Need To Know About Food Grade Lubricants

Everything You Need To Know About Food Grade Lubricants

The world of industrial lubricants can be a complex one.  With so many types of lubricants, all with different functions, it can be hard to determine which industrial lubricant to use.  We have created this blog with the purpose of helping you choose which lubricant will work best for your food processing facility.  Click to learn everything you should know about food grade lubricants.

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The Ethics Behind Food Grade Lubricant - Our Vision

The Ethics Behind Food Grade Lubricant - Our Vision

So many food processing companies are neglecting to consider the safety of their consumers.  Do they not value efficiency over the satisfaction and safety of the end-users?!  Many other industrial lubricant suppliers still sell graphite lubricants, which are NOT food grade.  Graphite lubricants can potentially be harmful to the families around the globe.  These families are the one's who are actually consuming these food products, such as bread, everyday!  At ChainGuard's everyday people, with everyday families and strong ethical values, we refuse to supply a product that could potentially harm other families as well as our own.  Read our blog post to learn why we care about food grade lubricants and you should too...

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What type are the best lubricants to use on a tortilla oven chain?

What type are the best lubricants to use on a tortilla oven chain?

Typically tortilla factories produce either corn or flour tortilla.  There is a growing market segment for facilities to produce tortilla made from other ingredients such beets, nopal cactus, and more.  Regardless what type of tortilla is produced, some things remain constant in industrial production settings, tortillas are made in high speed ovens, baked on steel "slat" oven plate chain belting systems that travel over a series of ribbon burners, with a relatively short bake time and a high throughput rate.  To maintain such high production rates, the oven chains must be lubricated consistently using the right oil for the oven slat belt chain system.

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Top 7 Tips for BRC Compliance on Safe Lubricant Handling and Storage in Food Facilities

Top 7 Tips for BRC Compliance on Safe Lubricant Handling and Storage in Food Facilities

Wholesale food manufacturers operate equipment that requires lubrication maintenance procedures for continued safe and reliable operation.  Understanding best practices for storage, application and disposal of food grade lubricants used in your workplace enables maintenance technicians, health and safety officials, engineering personnel and operations management to ensure that lubricants are handled and used properly to ensure that your facility meets BRC and other site audits.

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