Lubricants

A lubricant is a substance that when applied in a thin layer to an item of machinery, reduces friction, heat, and wear between the solid surfaces are in contact with each other. By having the appropriate lubricant, the friction and wear of the materials can be controlled therefore providing reliable operation within the workplace and less money spent on maintenance.

Lubricants can come in various forms such as liquid (oil, water), solid, gaseous (air) or semisolid (grease). Also, some lubricants contain additives to improve their performance. There are benefits of using a grease over oil in some situations. Grease seals out contaminants and has a better stop start performance as it doesn’t drain away like oil. However, grease is thicker than oil and therefore limits bearing speed, reduces cooling of components and is difficult to determine the right amount of grease that needs adding.

Lubricants package types

  • Aerosol – Silicone spray
  • Bottle
  • Can
  • Cartridge
  • Tin or tub
  • Tube – pastes

What can lubricants do?

  • Protects the components from seizure by the layers of the coating on the surfaces
  • Provide reliable operation and keep maintenance costs down
  • Increase equipment life expectancy
  • Reduces friction in engines
  • Controls friction in transmissions
  • Minimises wear - reduces wear by the protective layer on the surfaces
  • Heat transfer agent
  • Inhibits corrosion and oxidation - protects the surfaces from the attack of chemically active substances, such as oxygen, by creating a corrosion resistant layer
  • Removes debris and other contaminants
  • Reduces effect of high temperature extremes on viscosity (measure of an oil’s resistance to flow)
  • Reduces noise

Oil Lubricants

Oil lubricants are also classified into mineral (crude oil) vegetable and synthetic oils (man-made). In Industrial applications mineral and synthetic are mostly used.

Applications

Lubricants are typically found in applications such as moisture seal for aircraft, automotive, and marine ignition systems. Lubricating bearings, chains, and various mechanical equipment associated with mechanical engineering, machinery, and food processing.


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Description Price Package Size Trade Name Lubricant Type Application Category Food Processing Safe Package Type Hazardous Area Certification Type
RS Stock No. 506-725
Mfr. Part No.LAGD 125/WA2
BrandSKF
MYR172.91
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125 ml System 24 LAGD 125 Grease - - No - - Single Point
RS Stock No. 732-4760
Mfr. Part No.LGWA 2/EML 250
BrandSKF
MYR256.14
Each
units
250 ml System 24 LGWA 2 Lithium Multi-purpose - No Canister - Single Point
RS Stock No. 703-3237
Mfr. Part No.LAGD 60/WA2
BrandSKF
MYR181.09
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units
60 ml System 24 LAGD 60 Grease Multi-purpose - No Lubricator ATEX Single Point
RS Stock No. 732-4754
Mfr. Part No.LAGE250/WA2
BrandSKF
MYR716.59
Each
units
250 ml System 24 Lage 250 Lithium Multi-purpose - No Cartridge - Single Point
RS Stock No. 732-4766
Mfr. Part No.LGWA 2/EML 125
BrandSKF
MYR185.77
Each
units
122 ml System 24 LGWA 2 Lithium Multi-purpose - No Canister - Single Point
RS Stock No. 732-4763
Mfr. Part No.LAGE1-BAT
BrandSKF
MYR41.02
Each
units
- - - - - No - - -
RS Stock No. 732-4750
Mfr. Part No.LAGE125/WA2
BrandSKF
MYR567.18
Each
units
122 ml System 24 Lage 125 Lithium Multi-purpose - No Cartridge - Single Point
RS Stock No. 703-3234
Mfr. Part No.LAGD125/HMT68
BrandSKF
MYR209.58
Each
units
125 ml System 24 LAGD 125 Oil Multi-purpose - No Lubricator ATEX Single Point
RS Stock No. 134-7612
Mfr. Part No.LHMF300/5
BrandSKF
MYR308.41
Each
units
5 L LHMF 300 - Anti-Corrosives, HMV E Nuts & Oil Injection Tools, Non-Aggressive, SKF Hydraulic Equipment Lubricant No - - -
RS Stock No. 134-7611
Mfr. Part No.LHDF900/5
BrandSKF
MYR312.59
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5 L LHDF 900 - Anti-Corrosives, HMV E Nuts & Oil Injection Tools, Non-Aggressive, SKF Hydraulic Equipment Lubricant No - - -