Lubricants

What are 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 that are in contact with each other. By having the right and 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.
A lubricant 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 come in various package types and sizes such as:
• 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 wear debris and other contaminants
• Lessons effect of high temperature extremes on viscosity (measure of an oil’s resistance to flow)
• Reduces noise

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

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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. 703-1086
BrandRS PRO
$7.60
Each
units
50 g Graphite - Cylindrical Parts, Hinge, Latch, Locks - No Bottle - -
RS Stock No. 557-073
BrandRS PRO
$4.40
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
50 ml Anti-Seize Copper Releasing Parts - No Tube - -
RS Stock No. 703-3234
Mfr. Part No.LAGD125/HMT68
BrandSKF
$90.17
Each
units
125 ml System 24 LAGD 125 Oil Multi-purpose - No Lubricator ATEX Single Point
RS Stock No. 506-725
Mfr. Part No.LAGD 125/WA2
BrandSKF
$93.55
Each
units
125 ml System 24 LAGD 125 Grease - - No - - Single Point
RS Stock No. 703-3237
Mfr. Part No.LAGD 60/WA2
BrandSKF
$84.20
Each
units
60 ml System 24 LAGD 60 Grease Multi-purpose - No Lubricator ATEX Single Point
RS Stock No. 691-274
Mfr. Part No.10040
BrandRocol
$150.41
Each
units
100 g Dry Moly Molybdenum Disulphide Cam, Pin, Plain Bearing, Vacuum Equipment - No Tube - -
RS Stock No. 693-2528
Mfr. Part No.IDH 504219
BrandLoctite
$110.49
Each
units
454 g Loctite 8009 Calcium Fluoride, Graphite Bearings, Seals, Valves Anti Seize No - - -
RS Stock No. 732-4750
Mfr. Part No.LAGE125/WA2
BrandSKF
$211.74
Each
units
122 ml System 24 Lage 125 Lithium Multi-purpose - No Cartridge - Single Point
RS Stock No. 375-8279
Mfr. Part No.15236
BrandRocol
$474.42
Each
units
4 kg Foodlube PTFE Ball Bearings, Bearings, Roller - Yes Tin - -
RS Stock No. 146-2963
Mfr. Part No.15743
BrandRocol
$150.88
Each
units
500 g FOODLUBE Anti-Seize - - Lubricant Yes - - Thread Compound
RS Stock No. 733-5029
Mfr. Part No.15811
BrandRocol
$67.82
Each
units
380 g Foodlube Ultra Synthetic Corrosion Protection, Plain Bearing, Slides - - Cartridge - -
RS Stock No. 303-1502
Mfr. Part No.15766
BrandRocol
$436.95
Each
units
5 L Foodlube Hi-Torque Polyalphaolefin Corrosion Protection, Gear Box - Yes - - -
RS Stock No. 330-6216
Mfr. Part No.12600
BrandRocol
$205.93
Each
units
120 ml Sapphire Lubricator Oil Ball Bearings, Bearings - Yes Cartridge - -
RS Stock No. 732-4760
Mfr. Part No.LGWA 2/EML 250
BrandSKF
$95.58
Each
units
250 ml System 24 LGWA 2 Lithium Multi-purpose - No Cartridge - Single Point
RS Stock No. 915-9704
Mfr. Part No.3M Wire pulling lubricant 0,95L
Brand3M
$35.70
Each
units
950 ml LUB-l Polymer Cables, Communication Wire Pulling Lubricant - - - -
RS Stock No. 234-351
Mfr. Part No.2040
$18.24
Each
units
200 g Biolubricant - Bicycles, Hinge, Household Appliance, Metal, Tools - Yes - - -
RS Stock No. 330-6222
Mfr. Part No.15224
BrandRocol
$368.26
Each
units
120 ml Foodlube Lubricator Polyalphaolefin Ball Bearings, Bearings, Roller - Yes Lubricator - -
RS Stock No. 491-5568
Mfr. Part No.15506
BrandRocol
$442.34
Each
units
5 L Foodlube - Chains Multi-purpose Yes - - -
RS Stock No. 732-4763
Mfr. Part No.LAGE1-BAT
BrandSKF
$16.98
Each
units
- - - - - No - - -
RS Stock No. 388-8465
Mfr. Part No.18302
BrandRocol
$39.17
Each
units
400 g TUFGEAR Oil Gears - No Cartridge - -
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