Based on the wishes of customers, Fabory Group has developed Lubrinox fasteners, nuts, and bolts, with a high-end lubricating coating – making them especially suited for the stainless steel sector.
Fabory highlights that the innovative fasteners under the Lubrinox brand help reduce assembly time because loose lubricants are no longer needed. Lubrinox fasteners prevent the inner and outer threads of a stainless steel connection from sticking together. The quality of the connection is also guaranteed because the coating ensures durable lubrication in the threaded connection. Disassembly is just as smooth. “Gone are the awkward and dangerous situations caused by nuts and bolts that no longer come loose, break off or need to be ground through,” comments Fabory
The lubrication applied to the Lubrinox fasteners is FDA approved, which Fabory believes makes Lubrinox fasteners a perfect choice for machine manufacturers in the food industry and in industries such as steel construction, electrical engineering, the medical sector, as well as general mechanical engineering.
“Previously manufacturers would often prevent the cold welding of stainless steel bolts and nuts by using loose lubricants,” points out Fabory. “With the use of Lubrinox, manufacturers save an average of 25 seconds per bolted joint, as this extra step is no longer needed. For a medium-sized machine shop that means savings of about 1,700 working hours per year.”
Alternative to lubrication on bolts
The design and production company Geelen Counterflow from Haelen, the Netherlands, was one of the first companies to start working with Lubrinox. Due to intensive use of stainless steel fasteners, the company was looking for a cost saving alternative to lubrication on bolts. The coating that shop floor employees previously used was a lot thicker.
Fabory’s Lubrinox fasteners do not require such a thick coating. René Derckx, technical buyer at Geelen Counterflow, explains: “A thick coating makes it more difficult to screw in screws by hand. They become very greasy. If you must use force, you slide over the hexagon with your fingers. With Lubrinox, you don’t have that.”
Juriaan van der Sluijs, senior tactical buyer at Viscon, a specialist in automating processes for the food industry, comments: “In the design of our machines, we look at where we can make processes for customers even more efficient. Timely delivery of high-quality fasteners helps tremendously with that.”
For Viscon, the biggest reason for using Lubrinox is in saving time and making efficiency gains. “Thanks to Lubrinox, we don’t have to buy lubricants and apply them manually.”
Jos Lavrijsen, product category manager at Fabory, adds: “By listening carefully to customers in specific market segments, we can make our assortment even more relevant to those specific industries. In good cooperation with specialised partners, we have developed Lubrinox.”
Lubrinox is a Fabory innovation and thus comes standard with all trusted value-added services. “We are happy to advise you on the solutions that fit your assembly and production process and ensure that you always have exactly the required quantities of fasteners. With Fabory as your partner in stock management, logistics and production, work can always go on. From now on, smoother than ever,” states the company.
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