EBI Kiln Motor Lubrication


EBI Lumber Dry Kiln Duty Motor Lubrication

The EBI Dry Kiln Duty Motors manufactured by EBI must be lubricated with a determined quantity of grease and a frequency that varies depending on the number of hours of use. Another factor that influences the lubrication process of a kiln motor is the temperature of the kiln in which the kiln motor operates for ventilation. It is recommended to grease kiln motors more frequently and to use the right quantity of grease instead of using more grease after longer intervals of time.

Before Lubricating!

1) Make sure that the grease fittings on end bells are clean before lubricating

2) Remove the drain plugs located under the motor end bells to allow any used or old grease to exit during lubrication process





 

3) Make sure that the grease you are using is compatible with EBI's original kiln motor grease 

At the base of each grease or lubricant is a chemical or a complex of chemicals that is not necessaritly compatible with another lubricant. The grease used by EBI Electric in the manufacturing process of the EBI Dry Kiln Duty Motors is based with a calcium-sulfonate complexe (SINEP2 from the Sinto brand).

Kiln Motor Grease Compatibility Chart

Below you will find a grease compatibility chart listing the different chemical ingredients at the base of each grease and their degreee of compatibility with one another. You can also download this chart by clicking this link.

During Lubrication

For better results, let the EBI kiln motor run during lubrication so that the new grease will mix itself more evenly with the bearings.

EBI Dry Kiln Duty Motor Lubrication Frequency

The following recommendations are general and are meant as guidelines. They must not replace the lubrication directives that were given by EBI for your specific lumber dry kiln conditions in which EBI kiln motors are running.

Lumber Kiln Temperature

Number of Hours of Use

100oC/212oF or below

2 200 hours

Between 100oC/212oF and 110oC/230oF

1450 hours

Between110oC/230oF and 120oC/248oF

720 hours


EBI Motor Grease Quantity

The quantity of grease that needs to be injected for the lubrication of each bearing depends on the type of kiln motor frame and the type of bearing.

C3 Bearing Number

Grease Quantity in Grams

Motor Frame

Drive End Bearing

Non Drive End Bearing

Drive End Bearing

Non Drive End Bearing

143/5T

6205

6205

4 gr / 0.141 oz

4 gr / 0.141 oz

182/184T

6306

6306

8 gr / 0.282 oz

8 gr / 0.282 oz

213/215T

6308

6306

11 gr / 0.388 oz

8 gr / 0.282 oz

254/256T

6309

6308

13 gr / 0.459 oz

11 gr / 0.388 oz

284/286T

6311

6309

18 gr / 0.635 oz

13 gr / 0.459 oz

324/326T

6312

6312

20 gr / 0.706 oz

20 gr / 0.706 oz


 

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