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. 303-1502
Mfr. Part No.15766
BrandRocol
£187.04
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5 L Foodlube Hi-Torque Polyalphaolefin Corrosion Protection, Gear Box - Yes Can - -
RS Stock No. 196-3407
Mfr. Part No.31-358
BrandIdeal
£8.31
Each
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950 ml Y 77 Wax Cables, Wire - No Bottle - -
RS Stock No. 780-5231
Mfr. Part No.31575-AC
BrandAmbersil
£12.42
Each
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400 ml Moly Chain Oil Chains Multi-purpose No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 693-2528
Mfr. Part No.IDH 504219
BrandLoctite
£43.52
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454 g Loctite 8009 Calcium Fluoride, Graphite Bearings, Seals, Valves Anti Seize No - - -
RS Stock No. 780-5240
Mfr. Part No.31572-AC
BrandAmbersil
£14.88
Each
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400 ml Silicone Antistick Silicone Anti-Stick Multi-purpose No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 536-2460
Mfr. Part No.44613
BrandWD-40
£8.04
Each
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400 ml 3-In-One PTFE Corrosion Protection - No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 293-518
Mfr. Part No.31642-AA
BrandAmbersil
£9.79
Each
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400 ml Copper Anti-Seize Copper Brakes, Fasteners, Flanges, Hydraulics, Pipes, Seals, Spark Plugs, Splines - No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 448-0719
Mfr. Part No.15110
BrandRocol
£12.39
Each
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500 ml Foodlube Sugar Dissolving Water Based Corrosion Protection, Sugar Removal - Yes Bottle - -
RS Stock No. 495-5049
Mfr. Part No.31565-AB
BrandAmbersil
£9.48
Each
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400 ml PX 24, PX 24 Kerosene, Petroleum Corrosion Protection, Electrical Equipment, Mechanical Equipment - No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 780-5326
Mfr. Part No.31262
BrandCRC
£8.03
Each
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500 ml SILICONE, SILICONE Silicone Reduce Friction Multi-purpose Yes Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 732-4766
Mfr. Part No.LGWA 2/EML 125
BrandSKF
£28.41
Each
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122 ml System 24 LGWA 2 Lithium Multi-purpose - No Cartridge - Single Point
RS Stock No. 388-8465
Mfr. Part No.18302
BrandRocol
£15.11
Each
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400 g TUFGEAR Oil Gears - No Cartridge - -
RS Stock No. 196-3413
Mfr. Part No.31-378
BrandIdeal
£8.31
Each
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950 ml Aqua Gel II Polymer Cables, Wire - No Bottle - -
RS Stock No. 508-6661
Mfr. Part No.639270
BrandLoctite
£9.30
Each
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400 ml Loctite LB 8040 Freeze Oil Cylindrical Parts, Threaded Parts - No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 389-0020
Mfr. Part No.14015
BrandRocol
£28.18
Each
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400 ml Anti-Seize Copper Corrosion Protection, Fasteners, Threaded Parts - No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 196-3491
Mfr. Part No.18105
BrandRocol
£29.44
Each
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400 ml Tufgear Oil Gears, Rack and Pinion - No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 123-4525
Mfr. Part No.31587
BrandAmbersil
£11.00
Each
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400 ml Perma-Lock FG Copper Food Industry Multi-purpose Yes Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 905-4312
Mfr. Part No.20064
BrandRocol
£425.00
Each
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18 kg Biogen Wireshield Graphite Wire Rope Corrosion Protection No Pail - -
RS Stock No. 779-419
Mfr. Part No.18271
BrandRocol
£25.00
Each
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400 g TUFLUBE ALLWEATHER Oil Gears, Slides - No Cartridge - -
RS Stock No. 823-2555
Mfr. Part No.30520
BrandCRC
£24.40
Each
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500 ml DRY LUBE, DRY LUBE PTFE Coin Mechanisms, Fine Mechanics, Plastic Drives and Sliding Mechanisms, Pneumatic Tools, Precision Instruments, Surface Treatment, Valves Dry, Non Greasy Surface No Aerosol - -