GlobalSpec has asked its users about the latest design trends and features related to Industrial Lubricants. They have also shared their product applications and tips on how to buy and use these products.
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Q:
What new technologies are influencing industrial lubricant design?
17 answers
Answers:
New seals and the reduction of gearbox sizes, however the power transmittal is the same. This means smaller lubricant sump volume and excessive heat degradation.
~Zaakier J, Technical Support, Cape Town, South Africa
Food Grade Applications. Faster running machinery. Higher Drive-line loading. The ongoing need to reduce friction and maximize equipment life.
~Alan A P, Managing Director - Consulting Engineer, Hindmarsh, Australia
Composites, new materials, environmental requirements - new runway de-icers etc.
~Engineering, Consulting, Toulouse, France
Hydrogen hydrotreating = hydrocracking & hydrodewaxing
~Ruxa, Technical Support, Bucharest, Romania
Introduction of more synthetics and their additives.
~Steve M, Technical Support, Fort Worth, TX
Higher speeds, wider temperature requirements.
~PETRI P, General Management, ESPOO, FINLAND
BEARING MATERIALS, TEMPERATURE EXTREMES
~STEVE H, Purchaser, LOUISBURG, KS
Use of PAO's , Poylyglycols ,Esters
~Gary E, Engineer, Bunde, Netherlands
Biodegradable, extreme temperature
~Raj Pillai, Marine Country Manager, Rawang, Malaysia
Synthetics and soy based oils.
~BUD S, Marketing/Sales, WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Anti wear additives
~Chin hoe Yap, General Management, Singapore, Singapore
Bio based esters
~Marketing/Sales, Osborne Park, Australia
Surface finish
~Trevor R, Engineering Consultant, Durban, South Africa
Nano particles
~George B, President Technical Sales, Houston, TX
Wind Turbines.
~Charlie P., Lubrication Engineer, Warren, MI
Nano particles
~Marketing/Sales, Saginaw, MI
Synthetics
~David W, Planner / Estimator, San Diego, CA

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Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative industrial lubricants?
15 answers
Answers:
Most Manufacturers have a Premium range of products within their overall range, in many instances companies will formulate specialized lubricants for very severe applications if the need is great enough. It is mostly about being able to interpret the individual manufacturer's technical data specifications in relation to a specific application to give the longest wearing life of equipment.
~Alan A P, Managing Director - Consulting Engineer, Hindmarsh, Australia
Almost all reputable Industrial Lubricant Formulators are keeping up with advancements in technology or they will soon perish.
~Charlie P., Lubrication Engineer, Warren, MI
I see many of the Majors reacting to the market needs. Independent lubricant manufacturers can be more innovative.
~Steve M, Technical Support, Fort Worth, TX
Many companies producing high tech special lubricants. Not major oil companies.
~Trevor R, Engineering Consultant, Durban, South Africa
Kl├╝ber Chemie Technik GmbH ( Elkalub lubricants )
~Gary E, Engineer, Bunde, Netherlands
Companies in Germany and China
~Ed B, Marketing/Sales, Buffalo, NY
Lasaf Technologies (S) Pte Ltd
~Chin hoe Yap, General Management, Singapore, Singapore
DuPont, Whitford Corporation
~George B, President Technical Sales, Houston, TX
Kluber Lubrication
~Bogdan N, SALES MAN, PLOIESTI, ROMANIA
Mobil, Chevron
~David W, Planner / Estimator, San Diego, CA
Mobil Oil Co.
~Engineering Consultant, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Total, Shell
~Raj Pillai, Marine Country Manager, Rawang, Malaysia
Red Line Oil
~Marketing/Sales, Osborne Park, Australia
Shell, Mobil
~Ruxa, Technical Support, Bucharest, Romania
Lubriplate
~BUD S, Marketing/Sales, WEST PALM BEACH, FL

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