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. 362-8443
Mfr. Part No.44116
BrandWD-40
£7.71
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600 ml WD-40 - Corrosion Protection, Rust Protection Multi-purpose No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 757-7134
Mfr. Part No.44394
BrandWD-40
£7.34
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400 ml WD-40 Specialist PTFE Blade, Chain, Conveyors, Drill Bit, Hinge, Locks, Thermoplastics Multi-purpose No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 124-7168
Mfr. Part No.44037
BrandWD-40
£6.62
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450 ml WD-40 Smart Straw - Multi-purpose Multi-purpose No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 757-7122
Mfr. Part No.44377
BrandWD-40
£7.24
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400 ml WD-40 Specialist Silicone Bearings, Belts, Guide Rail, Hinge, Locks, Tools, Valves Multi-purpose No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 189-068
Mfr. Part No.44201/RS
BrandWD-40
£2.16
Each
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100 ml WD-40 Petroleum Corrosion Protection, Rust Protection Multi-purpose No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 757-7125
Mfr. Part No.44348
BrandWD-40
£7.00
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400 ml WD-40 Specialist - Bearings, Bolts, Chains, Conveyors, Fasteners, Fittings, Locks, Nuts, Pipes, Pulleys, Shafts, Tools Release Agent No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 757-7147
Mfr. Part No.44396
BrandWD-40
£7.34
Each
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400 ml WD-40 Specialist PTFE Axles, Bushings, Conveyors, Hydraulics, Pulleys, Wire Rope - No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 536-2460
Mfr. Part No.44613
BrandWD-40
£8.20
Each
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400 ml 3-In-One PTFE Corrosion Protection - No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 184-0957
Mfr. Part No.44688
BrandWD-40
£7.55
Each
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400 ml Flexible Straw System Multi Purpose Multi-purpose, Rust Protection - - Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 136-8769
Mfr. Part No.44258
BrandWD-40
£5.14
Each
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300 ml WD-40 Multi Purpose Multi-purpose - No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 172-0169
Mfr. Part No.44803
BrandWD-40
£9.46
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250 ml - - Aluminium, Carbon Fibre, Chrome, Plastics, Rubber, Steel, Titanium - No Aerosol - All-Conditions Chain Lube
RS Stock No. 172-0159
Mfr. Part No.44074
BrandWD-40
£6.13
Each
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400 ml - Liquified Petroleum Gas Chains - No Aerosol - Chain Lube
RS Stock No. 172-0163
Mfr. Part No.44143
BrandWD-40
£11.56
Each
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400 ml - PTFE Chains - No Aerosol - Chain Lube