Coal-burning power plants depend on large-scale conveying systems to move coal, limestone and gypsum over long distances. Huge electric motors driving belt pulleys with massive bearings require strict attention to lubrication to avoid unplanned outages and expensive replacement and repair. High pressure water washdowns and constant intrusion of abrasive grit into bearings can dramatically shorten the life of very expensive equipment.
Automatic lubrication is the only way these components can be effectively and reliably maintained. Simpson has been a long-time supplier of numerous plants within the Southern Company fleet. One maintenance manager, who has been our customer for 20 years recently said “best move I ever made” about his decision years ago to install our single-point, electro-mechanical Perma lubricators on his critical conveying equipment.