Date: Monday February 22nd, 2021
Industrial machinery is most often very high maintenance equipment. Today, increased machine performance and industrial efficiency are essential for better outcomes and better production. If you’re a manufacturer wanting to make strides in increasing machine performance, industrial productivity and factory turnover, it’s advised to find a way to make production efficient. One key factor affecting the above, is the optimal usage of industrial lubricants.
Lubrication of machinery and factory equipment is frequently overlooked. Most of the time this is unintentional. However, it can lead to regular problems with machine health, reducing efficiency and slowing down outcomes. Unit managers and employees are sometimes unaware of the parameters that require monitoring. On occasion, this may lead to delayed maintenance schedules resulting in poor performance or not knowing which lubricant is ideal for a certain machine. Here are a few things you should know while selecting your industrial lubricant.
Types of Industrial Lubricants:
While industrial lubricants and machine oils can have many chemical formulations and multiple uses, their basic composition involves one of the three following oils:
Mineral or Conventional Oils – These most often use naphthalene and paraffin oil as bases.
Every industrial oil is also accompanied by several additives that assist in reduced wear, friction, sludge, provide temperature control and removal of gunk and impurities. These can fall into the categories of detergents, defoamants and thickeners.
While having the technical know-how of the types of oil is essential, it is always wise to have a conversation with your supplier about the specifications of the equipment you purchase. There could be some contraptions in your unit that require lubrication every quarter or month, and some that may require lubrication every one to two years.
Choosing an Industrial Lubricant:
There are many factors that influence the selection of machine oils. These are the technical requirements of various machines that need proper identification prior to the purchase of a particular lubricant.
Considering the diverse options you have, you’d be spoilt for choice when you purchase an industrial lubricant for your machinery. Lubricants may have general names such as industrial grease, paste and wax.
These can be further broken down into their specific uses:
Remember, incompatible oils can cause more problems than solve. Using different oils interchangeably is unwise, as their chemical compositions may vary drastically.
Dos and Don’ts to consider:
At Divyol, we ensure our industrial lubricants and oils undergo strenuous quality checks and achieve perfection. We maintain a certain standard to ensure that all your machinery is in best shape and running at peak efficiency. We at Gandhar Oil Refinery, formulate and quality assurance tested for their usage to give you the best outcomes. Visit our website for more.