Different Types of Industrial Lubricants

Industrial lubricants are usually made up of distillates of crude oil (petroleum) or synthetic oils, but each can come as a variety of types. Oils, waxes, pastes, and greases are most regularly used types of industrial lubricants.

Greases are more or less solid structure; of lubricating oils mixed with soap. Waxes are made of synthetic hydrocarbons, water, and an emulsifying agent, while pastes mix solid lubricant particles with oils and additives. it is the type of maintenance your equipment will require that will determine not whether petroleum-based products or synthetic products are the best for your equipment, but which types will be the choice for the job your equipment is expected to do.

In order to determine which kinds of products (petroleum or synthetic) and which types of oils, wax, paste and grease) will be needed, it is important to ask your supplier whether the equipment is going to be lubricated regularly, or if it is going to be lubricated for the entire lifespan of the machine.

It is very really important to pay special attention to the supplier recommendations before selecting an industrial lubricant. You can always go online and check some real user reviews to make a good buying decision.

Ackley Simpson