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Graphite and the process of lubricant application in heavy machinery

The different types of lubricants for machinery also add to the operation process of a wide variety of machines, since they must be focused on the type of action and wear they will have. For this reason, we explain below what the lubrication process is, the types that exist and their advantages.

Graphite and the process of lubricant application in heavy machinery

The application of lubricant in a machinery is vital for its correct operation, since without proper lubrication, the equipment would not be able to operate at its maximum capacity. To avoid damage and interruptions in production, it is essential that machinery is maintained and lubricated.

The different types of lubricants for machinery also add to the operation process of a wide variety of machines, since they must be focused on the type of action and wear they will have. For this reason, we explain below what the lubrication process is, the types that exist and their advantages.

How does the application of lubricant in industrial machinery work?

Basically, the application of lubricant in machinery aims to reduce friction when working. This helps to support the process in a better way. And as a consequence, it avoids wear of parts and tooling that could result in a production interruption.

Using the right lubricant for your process will bring you certain advantages, for example:

  • You avoid wear and tear on the machine and also on the parts.
  • Savings in relation to maintenance, i.e. time and costs in general.
  • Energy savings, due to proper operation.
  • Elimination of noise and vibrations.
  • You avoid the accumulation of impurities and extend the useful life of your equipment.

Graphite lubrication and its advantages aphite lubrication and its advantages

It is important to mention how graphite intervenes in the application of lubricant in industrial or heavy machinery.

For this reason, we describe the different types of graphite lubricant presentations that exist. The following categories explain their differences according to the process, application or place to be lubricated:

  1. rosols: ty are used for maintenance activities.
  2. quid suspensions: Tse are suspensions of graphite for painting or similar applications with mineral, synthetic, semi-synthetic, resin or water-based oil bases.
  3. eases: ty are used in dry, humid, corrosive, dusty, etc. environments. These products include lithium and other additives in their base; they are thicker than liquid solutions; and are used for lubrication.
  4. lids: ty are used in machines with mixed friction (output and fluid). For the manufacture of bushings and mechanical seal faces, the self-lubricating properties of graphite make it an indispensable mechanical element.
  5. wders: D to the self-lubricating nature of graphite, they are used to lubricate seeds, grain hoppers and cereals as it is a neutral and non-toxic mineral material. They are the basis for other types of suspensions.

The main benefits of the application of a lubricant in machinery are that: graphite is neutral and non-toxic; it lubricates at high temperatures, ideal for belts and chains in industrial ovens; it does not burn or generate smoke; and it keeps the machinery working properly.

Among the characteristics that we can highlight about graphite lubricants is that it provides greater lubricity thanks to solid particles and its adherence to all types of surfaces.

The aforementioned, results in an optimal operation of machinery; reduction in the number of maintenance and better operation of equipment for industry or heavy machinery.

Lubricant in heavy machinery

The application of lubricant in heavy machinery benefits from the following benefits