Lubricants

What are 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 that are in contact with each other. By having the right and 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.
A lubricant 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 come in various package types and sizes such as:
• 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 wear debris and other contaminants
• Lessons effect of high temperature extremes on viscosity (measure of an oil’s resistance to flow)
• Reduces noise

Oil lubricants are also sometimes classified into mineral (crude oil) vegetable and synthetic oils (man-made). In Industrial applications mineral and synthetic are mostly used.

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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. 703-1086
BrandRS PRO
€3.58
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50 g Graphite - Cylindrical Parts, Hinge, Latch, Locks - No Bottle - -
RS Stock No. 251-3794
BrandRS PRO
€12.81
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200 ml Dry Lubricant - Connectors, Relays - No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 137-2032
BrandRS PRO
€9.62
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400 ml - Silicone Food Industry, General Purpose Lubricant Yes Aerosol - Hydrocarbon Lubricant
RS Stock No. 136-8550
BrandRS PRO
€10.08
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200 ml Contact Cleaner Contact Cleaner - Cleaner No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 137-2033
BrandRS PRO
€10.21
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400 ml - - Industrial Adhesive Lubricant Yes Aerosol - Hydrocarbon Lubricant
RS Stock No. 136-8552
BrandRS PRO
€8.13
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400 ml Penetrating Multi Purpose - Multi-purpose No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 137-2034
BrandRS PRO
€11.18
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400 ml - PTFE Industrial - Yes Aerosol - Hydrocarbon Lubricant
RS Stock No. 136-8546
BrandRS PRO
€10.40
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200 ml - PTFE - Dry Film No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 136-8534
BrandRS PRO
€5.85
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400 ml Silicone Silicone Oil Mechanical Equipment Multi-purpose No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 136-8548
BrandRS PRO
€7.61
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400 ml Chain Gear PTFE Chains - No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 496-186
Mfr. Part No.44506
BrandWD-40
€33.18
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5 L WD-40 - Metal Multi-purpose No Can - -
RS Stock No. 362-8443
Mfr. Part No.44116
BrandWD-40
€9.83
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600 ml WD-40 - Corrosion Protection, Rust Protection Multi-purpose No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 189-068
Mfr. Part No.44201/RS
BrandWD-40
€2.76
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100 ml WD-40 Petroleum Corrosion Protection, Rust Protection Multi-purpose No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 495-4850
Mfr. Part No.31631-AB
BrandAmbersil
€6.45
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500 ml - Silicone - - No Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 757-7122
Mfr. Part No.44377
BrandWD-40
€9.23
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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. 757-7125
Mfr. Part No.44348
BrandWD-40
€8.92
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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. 448-0725
Mfr. Part No.34035
BrandRocol
€19.63
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400 ml DETEX PRECISION Silicone Silicone Bearings, Chute, Conveyors, Slides - Yes Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 779-324
Mfr. Part No.44100
BrandWD-40
€4.41
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500 ml WD-40 - Corrosion Protection, Rust Protection Multi-purpose No Pump Spray - Applicator Empty
RS Stock No. 123-4519
Mfr. Part No.30245
BrandAmbersil
€19.55
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400 ml Perma-Lock Chain Lube Oil, PTFE Chains Multi-purpose Yes Aerosol - -
RS Stock No. 917-6572
Mfr. Part No.31573-AB
BrandAmbersil
€21.07
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400 ml - PTFE Paper Industry, Plastics Manufacturing Industry, Textile Industry Dry Film Anti-Stick Spray No Aerosol - -
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