Heavy-Duty greases have a big job to do. They have to excel at lubricating under extreme conditions so construction, agriculture, transportation, and mining equipment operators can get the most out of their machinery. So, what are the considerations when creating a grease that can perform better with heavy-duty and high-load carrying equipment? This month’s blog does the heavy lifting on heavy-duty greases, detailing what you need to know to protect your equipment and maximize service life.
Base oils can’t do it alone. Base oils serve as the foundation of all lubricants used in automotive products, including engine oils, transmission and gear lubricants, and greases. But base oils need the help of additives to maintain the proper viscosity for lubrication, improve performance, prevent contamination, avoid chemical breakdown, and protect engine parts.
Metalworking is in-demand. From the automotive industry to food manufacturing, producing parts, tools, and blades keep metalworking capabilities a top priority. With that heightened demand comes the need for high-performing, cost-effective machinery processes. And that means metalworking fluids, the fluids that make metalworking work.
Commercially, a number of different sizes and styles of containers are used in fluid/grease packaging to accommodate large format filling. Some of the most common are pails, kegs, and drums. On the small end of the scale, pails are designed to hold anywhere from 1-5 gallons of fluid, while drums and kegs can hold 15-55 gallons. Weights of these containers will depend greatly on the product being packaged.
With the rise in fuel and lubricant prices, many may be questioning whether now is the time to switch to electric vehicles (EV) -— and whether doing so means the end of oils and greases. To answer these questions, let’s explore how electric engines work and understand their oil and fluid needs.