Timken Drives – Rotalube The Revolutionary Chain Lubrication System

Timken-Drives-Logo-OfficialYour operations depend on Timken Drives chain to keep production moving. And, chain depends on lubrication where and when it’s needed – in the tiny spaces between pins and bushings, not in a puddle under your chain. Timken Drives chain and Rotalube make a powerful combination that can help you increase productivity and avoid unscheduled downtime by delivering the right amount of lubrication at the right pace.

Traditional methods of applying lubrication often miss the mark. Brushing, soaking, dripping, or spraying lubrication wastes oil with very little reaching the crevices where friction can wear out your chain, increasing your energy use and slowing your operations.

The Rotalube Chain Lubrication System is a unique and precise method of applying accurate amounts of oil onto chain as it is in production. Rotalube is a controlled applicator that does not suffer from excessive wear, and maintains accurate lubrication whatever the condition of chain. Efficient lubrication helps improve the performance and increase the life of Drives chain.Timken-Rotalube-System

The Rotalube System is:

  • Highly customizable
  • Available as a kit or as individual components
  • Easy to install, maintain, and repair
  • Helps extend chain life
  • Helps reduce maintenance costs
  • For chain sizes from 1/2″ to 8″

Systems that are currently used to lubricate industrial chains:

Drip Feed Application: Both unreliable and erratic.

Manual Application: Equally less successful, as lubricant is either applied by hand or spray can. Both options are more costly because they rely on human diligence to ensure that the lubrication is carried out regularly and accurately.
With this particular method of application the chain is often over lubricated—that is, if a lubrication maintenance schedule exists at all. Often times, the film of lubricant is not maintained in-between lubrication cycles.

Over lubrication also encourages the chain rollers to slide, causing flat spots, hence the rollers will not roll. Under lubrication will cause the chain to wear and break down more swiftly, result machine process down-time.

The Rotalube system significantly extends the chain life and reduces maintenance costs which is paramount for Industrial applications in this competitive global market place. Rotalube lubricates more accurately, efficiently, reliably and reduces lubricant consumption.

Typical applications that can benefit from Rotalube systems:

  • Bakery Ovens
  • Food Processing Machines
  • Industrial Dryers
  • Theme Park Rides
  • Tissue Converting Factories
  • Waste Paper Conveyors
  • Car & Truck Manufacturing Plants
  • Escalators & Elevators


ISC Companies is a top distributor of power transmission and electrical parts. We have many different models and brands in stock for fast delivery. Our sales professionals are happy to assist you in the selection process to ensure the correct part is specified for your application. Give us a call at 1-800-627-9434.