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. 703-1086
BrandRS PRO
£2.78
Each
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50 g Graphite - Cylindrical Parts, Hinge, Latch, Locks - No Bottle - -
RS Stock No. 251-3794
BrandRS PRO
£9.95
Each
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200 ml Dry Lubricant - Connectors, Relays - No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 137-2033
BrandRS PRO
£8.03
Each
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400 ml - - Industrial Adhesive Lubricant Yes Aerosol - Hydrocarbon Lubricant
RS Stock No. 137-2034
BrandRS PRO
£8.79
Each
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400 ml - PTFE Industrial - Yes Aerosol - Hydrocarbon Lubricant
RS Stock No. 136-8534
BrandRS PRO
£4.55
Each
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400 ml Silicone Silicone Oil Mechanical Equipment Multi-purpose No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 136-8552
BrandRS PRO
£6.31
Each
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400 ml Penetrating Multi Purpose - Multi-purpose No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 137-2032
BrandRS PRO
£7.56
Each
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400 ml - Silicone Food Industry, General Purpose Lubricant Yes Aerosol - Hydrocarbon Lubricant
RS Stock No. 136-8550
BrandRS PRO
£7.99
Each
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200 ml Contact Cleaner Contact Cleaner - Cleaner No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 136-8548
BrandRS PRO
£5.91
Each
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400 ml Chain Gear PTFE Chains - No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 136-8546
BrandRS PRO
£8.08
Each
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200 ml - PTFE - Dry Film No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 496-186
Mfr. Part No.44506
BrandWD-40
£25.52
Each
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5 L WD-40 - Metal Multi-purpose No - - -
RS Stock No. 495-4850
Mfr. Part No.31631-AB
BrandAmbersil
£5.02
Each
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500 ml SILICONE LUBRICANT, SILICONE LUBRICANT Silicone - - No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 506-725
Mfr. Part No.LAGD 125/WA2
BrandSKF
£23.32
Each
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125 ml System 24 LAGD 125 Grease - - No - - Single Point
RS Stock No. 691-303
Mfr. Part No.14033
BrandRocol
£17.85
Each
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500 g J166 Anti-Seize Copper Corrosion Protection, Fasteners, Threaded Parts - No Tin - -
RS Stock No. 362-8443
Mfr. Part No.44116
BrandWD-40
£7.56
Each
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600 ml WD-40 - Corrosion Protection, Rust Protection Multi-purpose No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 917-6572
Mfr. Part No.31573-AB
BrandAmbersil
£16.40
Each
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400 ml - PTFE Paper Industry, Plastics Manufacturing Industry, Textile Industry Dry Film Anti-Stick Spray No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 895-2306
Mfr. Part No.44875
BrandGT85
£4.69
Each
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400 ml GT85 - - Multi-purpose No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 691-117
Mfr. Part No.07660704893
£4.88
Each
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200 ml Plus Gas Kerosene - - No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 693-321
Mfr. Part No.34235
BrandRocol
£19.50
Each
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400 ml Dry PTFE PTFE Bearings, Cam, Chute, Shear, Slides - Yes Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 757-7134
Mfr. Part No.44394
BrandWD-40
£7.20
Each
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400 ml WD-40 Specialist PTFE Blade, Chain, Conveyors, Drill Bit, Hinge, Locks, Thermoplastics Multi-purpose No Aerosol - -
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