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ASGO Limitada has selected Petro-Canada Purity FG EP Gear Fluid 460 as the factory-fill gear fluid for its mixers.

Since 1962, ASGO has been building several pieces of food processing equipment, including grinders, filling machines, lifters and mixers.

Based in Ermesinde, Portugal, its product range is built to suit small, medium and large industrial demands.

Each piece of equipment is constructed with food grade stainless steel, safety devices and tools.

ASGO mixers are designed specifically for mixing food pastes and dough.

The speed-reducing gears are the heart of the machine.

Lubricating these gears properly with a quality gear fluid is vital.

Without doing so, oxidative breakdown, shortened drain intervals, seizures, scuffing and wear are just a few of the problems that could arise, which was the case at ASGO a few years ago.

The factory-fill gear fluid being used was not providing the enhanced lubrication required.

Jorge Goncalves, ASGO technical director, contacted his lubricants distributor, Shintaro Quimica e Engenharia, and explained the issues he was having.

He needed to find an enhanced gear oil – one that was H1 registered by NSF, with extended drain and long-term protection capabilities.

Goncalves then discovered the Petro-Canada Purity FG EP Gear Fluid 460.

Since Goncalves began factory-filling and servicing the speed-reducing gears on his mixers with Purity FG EP Gear Fluid 460, customers have benefited from several performance enhancements.

For instance, drain intervals have been drastically extended.

When servicing mixers in the past, he used to have to drain the gear fluid annually.

But since the switch to Purity FG EP Gear Fluid 460, the drain intervals have more than doubled.

Upon inspecting the gears, Goncalves noticed substantially reduced gear and bearing wear and the absence of rust and corrosion.

‘Purity FG EP Gear Fluid 460 is now the factory-fill gear fluid for our mixers,’ said Goncalves.

‘It has everything we need – it’s H1 registered, extends drains, and protects against shock loading and rust corrosion.’ Petro-Canada Purity FG EP Gear Fluids are food grade lubricants that are formulated to deliver enhanced, longer-lasting protection.

They are designed to protect against damage due to shock loading, long-term wear, and a build-up of sludge, varnish, rust and corrosion.

The fluids meet the food industry standards and fit hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) and good manufacturing practice (GMP) plans.

Purity FG EP Gear Fluid is available in ISO VG 100, 150, 220, 320 and 460.

Using the HT purity process, Petro-Canada produces 99.9 per cent crystal-clear base oil.

Free of impurities that can hinder performance and fortified with specially selected performance additives, these gear fluids also provide resistance to oxidation.

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