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. 703-3237
Mfr. Part No.LAGD 60/WA2
BrandSKF
£24.94
Each
Units
60 ml System 24 LAGD 60 Grease Multi-purpose - No Lubricator ATEX Single Point
RS Stock No. 448-1324
Mfr. Part No.15751
BrandRocol
£24.64
Each
Units
400 ml Foodlube Multi-Paste Synthetic Fasteners, Gears, Slides Multi-purpose Yes Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 254-8239
Mfr. Part No.14030
BrandRocol
£10.00
Each
Units
85 g Anti-Seize Copper Corrosion Protection, Fasteners, Threaded Parts - No Tube - -
RS Stock No. 757-7125
Mfr. Part No.44348
BrandWD-40
£6.86
Each
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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. 558-029
Mfr. Part No.31652-AA
BrandAmbersil
£17.67
Each
Units
500 g Copper Anti-Seize - Brakes, Fasteners, Flanges, Hydraulics, Pipes, Seals, Spark Plugs, Splines - No Tin - -
RS Stock No. 495-5011
Mfr. Part No.31571-AB
BrandAmbersil
£16.17
Each
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400 ml AMBERGLIDE, AMBERGLIDE PTFE Chains, Clutches, Gears, Hinge, Locks, Tools - No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 459-4509
Mfr. Part No.44212
Brand3-in-one
£4.40
Each
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250 ml 3-IN-1 Original PTFE Cables, Chains, Gears - No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 123-4522
Mfr. Part No.31589
BrandAmbersil
£10.19
Each
Units
400 ml Perma-Lock FG PTFE Chute, Pin, Slides Multi-purpose Yes Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 701-0420
Mfr. Part No.32040
BrandRocol
£10.70
Each
Units
400 ml DETEX SHOCK RELEASE PTFE Fasteners, Fittings, Mechanical Equipment - Yes Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 757-7147
Mfr. Part No.44396
BrandWD-40
£7.20
Each
Units
400 ml WD-40 Specialist PTFE Axles, Bushings, Conveyors, Hydraulics, Pulleys, Wire Rope - No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 448-1330
Mfr. Part No.15796
BrandRocol
£187.00
Each
Units
5 L Foodlube Hi-Power Oil Airlines, Compressors, Hydraulics - Yes Can - -
RS Stock No. 480-4115
Mfr. Part No.525380
BrandLoctite
£9.28
Each
Units
20 g Loctite 8065 C5-A Copper Fork Lift, Hinge Pin, Nuts, Pipes, Screws - No Stick - -
RS Stock No. 691-353
Mfr. Part No.15710
BrandRocol
£20.70
Each
Units
300 ml FOODLUBE Ester Blend Bearings, Brushes, Pin, Slides - Yes Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 290-4897
Mfr. Part No.DFL200D
£10.13
Each
Units
200 ml DFL200 dry film - Mould Release Agent - No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 780-5322
Mfr. Part No.30507
BrandCRC
£5.80
Each
Units
500 ml Rust Off IND, Rust Off IND Molybdenum Disulphide Machinery Multi-purpose No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 703-3234
Mfr. Part No.LAGD125/HMT68
BrandSKF
£32.05
Each
Units
125 ml System 24 LAGD 125 Oil Multi-purpose - No Lubricator ATEX Single Point
RS Stock No. 732-4760
Mfr. Part No.LGWA 2/EML 250
BrandSKF
£39.17
Each
Units
250 ml System 24 LGWA 2 Lithium Multi-purpose - No Cartridge - Single Point
RS Stock No. 124-5999
Mfr. Part No.07660704894
£13.49
Each
Units
400 ml Plus Gas Kerosene - - No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 196-3485
Mfr. Part No.10125
BrandRocol
£57.98
Each
Units
400 ml Oxy Lube Molybdenum Disulphide Cam, Pin, Plain Bearing, Vacuum Equipment - No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 221-8966
Mfr. Part No.20015
BrandRocol
£25.83
Each
Units
400 ml WIRE ROPE Oil Wire Rope - No Aerosol - -
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