We have talked before about the early days of Enviropeel in Australia and how it was first introduced and pioneered there by Vas Dziombak, a UK engineer working in Australia for his family business – Robil Engineering. A lot has changed since those early days - but recently we had a reminder of how far ahead of the game we were back then - and, of course, still are!
Our CEO, Arthur Haycox recently met Vas, whose business has now become part of the Orontide Group, a much larger specialist Engineering and Asset Maintenance group who are heavily involved in advanced asset protection technologies such as Enviropeel. During their conversation, Vas mentioned that he had recently removed some Enviropeel from pulley bearing housings and shafts coated in the very early days of Enviropeel - so early that some of them were from before we had learned how to colour or properly UV protect the material. Vas was very pleased and satisfied to see how brilliantly the pulley parts had been preserved, despite being outside for at least 12 years in a tropical coastal environment.
He sent us some photos which you can see here. The first shows the original honey-coloured Enviropeel material which, although the outside looks like it was knitted by my great aunt, is in perfect condition on the inside and the bearing housing is still in great condition. The second and third show two grease nipples - one with protection and one without. Then below, material cut away from the end cap area of another conveyor pulley housing shows the excellent condition of the parts but specifically the 'shiny' bright grease nipple in 'as new' condition. Finally, as a word of warning, the last pic shows what is left of a bearing housing that did not have the benefit of Enviropeel protection.
These pictures show why, sixteen years after he first heard of Enviropeel, Vas is still so committed to the system.
Thanks Vas ...