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
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RS Stock No. 209-9395
Mfr. Part No.86083
BrandRocol
£320.63
Each
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20 L Ultraform 1030 - - - No Drum - -
RS Stock No. 131-6181
Mfr. Part No.73509
BrandCRC
£8.42
Each
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200 ml SILICONE 72 Silicone Electronics, Plastic Oil Based No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 187-9065
Mfr. Part No.625-00250 HELLERINE 0.25 LITER-CL (250)
£8.17
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250 ml Hellerine - Hand Tools - No - - -
RS Stock No. 131-6298
Mfr. Part No.30204
BrandCRC
£44.99
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5 L Sugar Dissolving Fluid - Removal of Sugar Deposits on Processing/Packaging Lines, Removes Animal Feed Sugar Residues Sugar Dissolving Fluid No - - -
New
RS Stock No. 204-8349
Mfr. Part No.10046
BrandRocol
£140.20
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750 g Dry Moly Paste Molybdenum Disulphide - Dry Film No Tube - -
New
RS Stock No. 206-5646
Mfr. Part No.74026
BrandRocol
£263.88
Each
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5 L Accu-Lube LB-4000 Oil - Lubricant No Bottle - -
RS Stock No. 131-6292
Mfr. Part No.32334
BrandCRC
£13.67
Each
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500 ml Wire Rope Lube, Wire Rope Lube Heavy Duty Gears Lubricant No Aerosol - -
New
RS Stock No. 206-4835
Mfr. Part No.33180-ab
BrandAmbersil
£6.08
Each
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400 ml 40+ Protective Lubricant Oil Electrical Equipment, Mechanical Equipment - No Lubricator - -
RS Stock No. 201-1955
Mfr. Part No.15965
BrandRocol
£355.88
Each
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20 L - High performance Gears Lubricant - Can - -
RS Stock No. 146-2963
Mfr. Part No.15743
BrandRocol
£45.00
Each
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500 g FOODLUBE Anti-Seize - - Lubricant Yes Tin - Thread Compound
RS Stock No. 182-6348
Mfr. Part No.31343
BrandCRC
£29.45
Each
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400 ml Triflow, Triflow PTFE - Lubricant - Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 185-6796
Mfr. Part No.15964
BrandRocol
£548.78
Each
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18 kg Foodlube Hi-Load SF Grease Automatic Lubrication Systems Feeding Highly Loaded Bearings Lubricant Yes - - -
RS Stock No. 201-1954
Mfr. Part No.15800
BrandRocol
£777.80
Each
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20 L - Ester Blend Chains, Food Industry Lubricant - Can - -
RS Stock No. 161-2586
Mfr. Part No.15912
BrandRocol
£210.10
Each
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4 kg FOODLUBE Grease - Lubricant Yes Pail - -
RS Stock No. 136-8769
Mfr. Part No.44258
BrandWD-40
£5.04
Each
Units
300 ml WD-40 Multi Purpose Multi-purpose - No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 185-6795
Mfr. Part No.15966
BrandRocol
£210.12
Each
Units
4 kg Foodlube Hi-Load SF Grease Automatic Lubrication Systems Feeding Highly Loaded Bearings Lubricant Yes - - -
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