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. 780-5335
Mfr. Part No.33199
BrandCRC
£6.99
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500 ml 5-56 + PTFE, 5-56 + PTFE PTFE Machine Parts Multi-purpose No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 732-4754
Mfr. Part No.LAGE250/WA2
BrandSKF
£98.71
Each
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250 ml System 24 Lage 250 Lithium Multi-purpose - No Cartridge - Single Point
RS Stock No. 787-7440
Mfr. Part No.8021
BrandLoctite
£11.92
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400 ml Loctite 8021 Silicone Industrial Machinery Multi-purpose No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 238-6441
Mfr. Part No.52041
BrandRocol
£37.03
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400 ml Slideway - Machine Tools - No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 448-0618
Mfr. Part No.14035
BrandRocol
£199.00
Each
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6 kg Anti-Seize Copper Corrosion Protection, Fasteners, Threaded Parts - No Tin - -
RS Stock No. 719-1885
Mfr. Part No.PS 88
BrandABUS
£9.14
Each
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50 ml PS 88 Naphtha Based Locks, Office Equipment, Sports Equipment, Tools Corrosion Protection No Bottle - -
RS Stock No. 238-6429
Mfr. Part No.22306
BrandRocol
£105.23
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5 L HD Chain & Drive Oil Chains - No Pail - -
RS Stock No. 184-8011
Mfr. Part No.15720
BrandRocol
£24.00
Each
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300 ml Foodlube Dismantling Ester Blend Components, Corrosion Protection, Threaded Parts - Yes Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 293-530
Mfr. Part No.31640-AA
BrandAmbersil
£7.45
Each
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500 ml Rust Flash - Nuts, Threaded Parts, Tools, Valves Rust Removal No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 692-823
Mfr. Part No.14021
BrandRocol
£16.50
Each
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300 ml Penetrating Kerosene, Naphtha Based Corrosion Protection, Fasteners - No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 330-6238
Mfr. Part No.15220
BrandRocol
£84.58
Each
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120 ml Foodlube Lubricator PTFE Ball Bearings, Bearings, Brushes, Slides - Yes refill - -
RS Stock No. 463-8407
Mfr. Part No.44601
Brand3-in-one
£7.07
Each
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400 ml 3-In-One - Corrosion Protection, Rust Removal Penetrant No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 907-4808
Mfr. Part No.31583
BrandAmbersil
£12.97
Each
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400 ml - Heavy Duty Agricultural Equipment, Derrick Cranes, Excavators, Hoists, Mobile Cranes, Overhead Cranes, Paper Making Machinery, Printing Machinery, Textile Machinery, Tower Cranes, Winches Lubricant No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 733-5029
Mfr. Part No.15811
BrandRocol
£29.06
Each
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380 g Foodlube Ultra Synthetic Corrosion Protection, Plain Bearing, Slides - Yes Cartridge - -
RS Stock No. 780-5338
Mfr. Part No.32210
BrandCRC
£14.07
Each
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400 ml Supercut II - Aluminium, Copper, Metal Oil Based No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 344-0344
Mfr. Part No.FSL400
£13.33
Each
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400 ml FSL400 - Chains, Hinge, Roller, Springs - Yes Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 907-4798
Mfr. Part No.31567-AC
BrandAmbersil
£8.38
Each
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400 ml AGL 1 Multi Purpose Alarm Systems, Circuit Breaker, Communication Assemblies, Controls, Electrical Connectors, Electronics, Generator, Instruments, Motors, Relays, Starters, Switch Gear, Transformers Lubricant No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 823-2589
Mfr. Part No.32147
BrandCRC
£20.26
Each
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500 ml Alu Paste, Alu Paste - Assembly Work, Guide Rail, Rugged Thread, Sliding Surface Anti Seize No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 732-4750
Mfr. Part No.LAGE125/WA2
BrandSKF
£86.73
Each
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122 ml System 24 Lage 125 Lithium Multi-purpose - No Cartridge - Single Point
RS Stock No. 823-2564
Mfr. Part No.32347
BrandCRC
£9.19
Each
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500 ml High Speed Chain Oil Hydrocarbon Car Wash Equipment, Chain Drive, Construction Site Equipment, Conveyors, Fork Lift, Hoists, Marine, Motorcycle Chains, Open Gears, Overhead Door Drives, Pulleys, Snatch Blocks, Sprockets, Tractors and Farm Equipment, Wire Ropes Oil Based No Aerosol - -