ENVIRON: “Our machines are running good with ENVIRON; it works perfect. We haven’t noticed any loss of efficiency with the machines, and actually, we think the cooling is a little better with ENVIRON.” “I wouldn’t hesitate to use ENVIRON in anything,” says Woodland. “As a matter of fact, in future we’re looking at changing over a lot of our other non-environmentally sensitive area systems. Right now we have to carry two products on-site, so by consolidating products and converting everything to ENVIRON, we only have to carry and store one product.”
PRECISION: “With PRECISION SYNTHETIC Heavy, our bearing failure has just about disappeared. Basically, we hardly ever have to change bearings anymore. We save on bearings costs, labour costs and decreased downtime.” “If you have a bearing failure, you’re down until you change it. When we have less downtime because of less bearing failure, we have less bearing cost replacement and less labour. If we’re not changing bearings, we’re doing something else. So we actually save twice with PRECISION!”
PETROGLIDE: The oil comes out of a large reservoir and drips into the middle of the bottom wheel. The system never plugs up and running out is not a concern. “With PETROGLIDE in our drip system, there’s less guide wear and wheel wear,” explains Woodland. “Day in, day out, it’s the same amount of oil; it’s consistent. Our Terminal mill is on the drip system, we just did four resaws at our South Everson Lumber Company (SELCO) mill, and in the near future, we plan on converting the two bandmills at the Mainland mill. The PETROGLIDE oil is working excellent!” “We find that PETROGLIDE is stickier than our previous product, which just ran right off the saw. PETROGLIDE has the right consistency and sticks well to the saw. With PETROGLIDE, you get less guide wear, less saw wear and less heating, which means less downtime and saw changes. When there’s less saw wear, there’s less cost in replacing saws. We’re most definitely satisfied with PETROGLIDE for our saws.”
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