The performance of modern equipment is frequently
limited by the inability of conventional oils and greases to
provide adequate lubrication in tough and severe conditions
such as under heavy load, at slow speed, at extremes of
temperature, or when contaminated by dust or corrosive
chemicals. As a result, the equipment manufacturer may be
unable to apply new design concepts and operators may not be
able to run existing machines at maximum capacity.
This is where specialty lubricants work most
efficiently. They are designed to reduce friction and wear to
extend lubrication periods and to minimize maintenance cost
in the most critical applications.
They are available in size classes each having a different physical form:
Solid to semisolid materials consisting of a
lubricating fluid, thickening agent and additives, used on
rolling element bearings and other moving parts.
Based on hydro processed mineral oils, or synthetic
base stocks such as polyalphaolefin (PAO) and esters, these
lubricating fluids are fortified with carefully selected
additives to lubricate hydraulic systems, compressors, vacuum
pumps, gear and chains.
Grease-like materials containing a very high percentage
of solid lubricants. Used for assembly and lubrication of
highly loaded, slow moving parts for threaded fasteners.
Grease-like materials composed of silicone fluids and
silica fillers. Used for their sealing, dielectric, non metal
to metal lubricating and release properties on electrical
equipment, insulars, bushes, high current switches, sealing
valves, O rings & lubricating vacuum pressure systems.
Finely divided solid lubricants suspended in
lubricating fluids preferred when it is necessary to apply
solid lubricants in liquid form such as chains, conveyor,
bearings, cutting machine blades, base plates, sewing
machines, tools and dies, taps and drills, slides etc.
“Lubricating paints” when applied, these materials cure
to form dry solid lubricant coatings that are bonded to the
surface. Used mainly for long term ‘dry’ lubrication of
precision parts, corrosion protection.