Industrial lubricants are substances used to reduce friction between two surfaces. Their most essential function is to prevent direct metal-to-metal contact between the rolling elements, raceways and cages of bearings, and also between other tools, finished parts, or industrial machinery.
Lubricants also slow down wear and protect surfaces against corrosion through the removal of moisture.
Studies have shown that poor or incorrect lubrication accounts for approximately 36% of all premature bearing failures. Therefore, the choice of a suitable lubricant as well as method of lubrication for each individual application is vital, along with correct maintenance.
Choosing the right lubricant requires considering a variety of factors, most importantly, the operating conditions and the intended application. Factors to consider are also the temperature range and speeds of application, as well as the surrounding environment. For example, when there is high risk of exposure to contaminants, chemicals or water; high temperature or extreme condition grease may be recommended.
SLS provides a comprehensive one-stop solution for all your lubrication needs. Not only do we carry a wide range of lubricants from a variety of renowned brands, we also provide everything from manual lubrication tools and accessories like grease guns, pumps and filters to the most advanced state of the art automatic lubrication systems.
We also provide technical support and service along with integrated solutions utilising the latest lubrication management programs, for a proactive approach in prolonging your machine life and increasing productivity. Please contact us to find out more about how we can add advantage for your operational success.