Sandvik launch new BIO Tool Grease
High-performance grease for hydraulic hammers specially formulated to be more eco-friendly
HELPING their customers to cultivate more environmentally friendly ways of operation, Sandvik say their new BIO Tool Grease offers a ‘greener alternative’ to plant machinery upkeep. The high-performance grease is the first product to be added to Sandvik’s latest Green Range and is specially formulated to be more eco-friendly.
The lithium complex thickened BIO Tool Grease is based on biodegradable esters and PAO, and contains corrosion inhibitors, antioxidants, and bismuth technology-based EP/AW additives. This special formulation, say Sandvik, makes the grease suitable for both high and low temperature applications and provides excellent wear protection and high load carrying capacity.
Moreover, the grease product’s complex soap structure ensures great mechanical stability, prolonging re-lubrication intervals and enhancing performance in vibrating housing.
Being readily biodegradable means BIO Tool Grease is safe for use in underwater applications and in environmentally sensitive locations such as groundwater areas. It is also ideal when operating on urban and city centre sites with strict building codes.
BIO Tool Grease is suppled in three cartridge sizes: 400g; 500g; and 18kg. The 500g cartridge is suitable for Rammer’s Ramlube II automatic tool greasing device, which offers an easy and quick replacement of cartridges.
‘When developing this new BIO Tool Grease, our two most important criteria were environmental friendliness and lubricity, and the new grease meets both excellently,’ said Jouni-Pekka Hiltunen, product line manager at Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions.
‘Hammer applications place very high demands on greases, and the new grease fits perfectly into our Ramlube II automatic tool greasing system.’
Martin Nyström, president for attachment tools division at Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions, added: ‘Sandvik is committed to delivering more sustainable and productive solutions to our customers. We believe sustainability and productivity go hand in hand. As an important step on our green range journey, we are now proud to launch the BIO Tool Grease to equip our customers with the choice of going greener.’