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Synthetic Lubricants and Their Roles

Synthetic Lubricants and Their Roles

May 17th 2021

In the world of industry and manufacturing, synthetics have been around for almost 70 years. One of the most important categories of synthetics is that of synthetic lubricants. Synthetic lubricants are responsible for making sure that the gears on pieces of machinery work efficiently. Here is a look at some types of synthetic lubricants and what they do.

Cutting Fluids

Designed specifically for the metalworking process, cutting fluids are a type of synthetic lubricant used in machining and stamping. These fluids help to ensure that the equipment used for drilling and cutting operates at its highest level. Precision is essential to the metal working process, and these fluids achieve that objective. Cutting fluids also aid in preserving the life of grinders and tips as well as other tools used in the processes.

Molub Alloy

Heavy loads that place a lot of friction on bearings will perform better with the use of a molub alloy. This high-performance grease is outstanding for lubricating sliding or rolling bearings, and this is particularly important when the equipment is being used for long-term projects. For instance, if a heavy load was being transported, the equipment could be greased with a molub alloy to preserve its life and usage. The oils of a molub alloy are especially effective on spur herringbone gears, spiral bevel gears, and straight gears.

Purus Lubricants

Agricultural equipment, construction equipment, manual transmissions, and the differentials of buses, trucks, and passenger cars: what do they all have in common? They are all heavy equipment. To achieve maximum efficiency with heavy equipment, it is of vital importance to keep all gears lubricated. Purus lubricants are synthetic lubricants that fill that role perfectly. Keeping all gears on heavy equipment lubricated to achieve maximum efficiency is the objective of purus lubricants.

Castrol Optimal

Interestingly, Castrol Optimal is a product that works equally well both in the assembly process of production as well as in the disassembly process. It is a high-temperature paste that is virtually colorless when it is applied in a thin layer. Also, it is a paste that works exceptionally well on BMWs, Porsches, motorcycles, and other vehicles. One more point that is particularly important is that Castrol Optimal helps prevent corrosion.

Making sure that all the equipment operates efficiently in a manufacturing and industrial setting is imperative. When machines are not working properly, mechanical problems will increase. Simultaneously, this will cause a lack of production and a decrease in profits. This is where synthetic lubricants play a key role. It is essential to keep machine gears sufficiently lubricated. In fact, it was noted in a 2016 report that, by 2020, profits would get to $9.74 billion for the metalworking fluids market. Therefore, it is accurate to say that this market helps keep manufacturing, and the economy, running smoothly.