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. 388-8459
Mfr. Part No.34295
BrandRocol
£14.52
Each
Units
300 ml Belt Dressing Polymer Belts - Yes Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 448-0725
Mfr. Part No.34035
BrandRocol
£15.50
Each
Units
400 ml DETEX PRECISION Silicone Silicone Bearings, Chute, Conveyors, Slides - Yes Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 780-5259
Mfr. Part No.31576-AC
BrandAmbersil
£15.28
Each
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400 ml Dry Moly Molybdenum Disulphide Anti-Corrosion Corrosion Protection No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 463-8429
Mfr. Part No.44610
Brand3-in-one
£6.12
Each
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400 ml 3-In-One Silicone Corrosion Protection, Electrical Equipment, Rust Protection Rust Removal Yes Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 745-7523
Mfr. Part No.31614-AB
BrandAmbersil
£6.27
Each
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500 ml FLT Chain Lube - Chains - No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 123-4520
Mfr. Part No.30248
BrandAmbersil
£9.93
Each
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400 ml Perma-Lock Silicone FG Silicone Controls, Hoists, Latch, Locks, Pulleys, Sockets, Tools, Zipper Multi-purpose Yes Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 209-6974
Mfr. Part No.10025
BrandRocol
£44.90
Each
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400 ml Dry Moly Molybdenum Disulphide Cam, Pin, Plain Bearing, Slides - No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 375-8285
Mfr. Part No.15231
BrandRocol
£29.31
Each
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380 g Foodlube Universal 2 PTFE Ball Bearings, Bearings, Roller - Yes Cartridge - -
RS Stock No. 780-5256
Mfr. Part No.31563-AI
BrandAmbersil
£5.64
Each
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400 ml 40+ - Mechanical Equipment Multi-purpose No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 463-2487
Mfr. Part No.34341
BrandRocol
£21.70
Each
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400 ml Sapphire PTFE Chains, Slides - No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 124-7168
Mfr. Part No.44037
BrandWD-40
£6.49
Each
Units
450 ml WD-40 Smart Straw - Multi-purpose Multi-purpose No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 757-7122
Mfr. Part No.44377
BrandWD-40
£7.10
Each
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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. 691-296
Mfr. Part No.22001
BrandRocol
£16.00
Each
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300 ml Chain & Drive Oil Chains - No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 691-274
Mfr. Part No.10040
BrandRocol
£45.99
Each
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100 g Dry Moly Molybdenum Disulphide Cam, Pin, Plain Bearing, Vacuum Equipment - No Tube - -
RS Stock No. 189-068
Mfr. Part No.44201/RS
BrandWD-40
£2.12
Each
Units
100 ml WD-40 Petroleum Corrosion Protection, Rust Protection Multi-purpose No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 123-4519
Mfr. Part No.30245
BrandAmbersil
£15.22
Each
Units
400 ml Perma-Lock Chain Lube Oil, PTFE Chains Multi-purpose Yes Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 388-8443
Mfr. Part No.15610
BrandRocol
£30.50
Each
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400 ml Foodlube Chain Spray Polyalphaolefin Belts - Yes Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 123-4524
Mfr. Part No.30257
BrandAmbersil
£9.98
Each
Units
400 ml Perma-Lock Belt Dressing FG - Compressors, Conveyors, Fan, Food Processing, Generator, Industrial Machinery, Lift Truck, Motors, Pump Multi-purpose Yes Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 512-7784
Mfr. Part No.15010
BrandRocol
£21.34
Each
Units
300 ml Detex PTFE Beverage Industry, Corrosion Protection, Food Industry, Pharmaceutical Industry - Yes Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 491-5568
Mfr. Part No.15506
BrandRocol
£188.25
Each
Units
5 L Foodlube - Chains Multi-purpose Yes Can - -
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