Unlike popular belief, greases and oils cannot (and shouldn't) be used interchangeably. A solid to semifluid product of dispersion of a thickening agent in liquid lubricant, the use of grease is typically in applications and areas where the continuous flow of oil is difficult to retain (gears or bearings, for instance). Greases usually have higher initial thickness as compared to oils, and primarily lubricate moving surfaces without:
They're essentially made up of three major components:
Thickeners help convert the oil into grease and play a major role in controlling & maintaining the key properties of the grease. The main type of thickener is metallic soap. These soaps are made up of lithium, clay, sodium, calcium, polyuria and aluminum. Complex thickener greases are being embraced these days thanks to their exceptional load-carrying capabilities and relatively higher dropping points. Nonsoap thickeners, equally popular today, are best for high-temperature environments (Bentonite and silica, for instance). These greases contain additives that prevent corrosion, are anti-wear and extreme-pressure. Some other key benefits of grease that make it so viable for industry-wide usage are:
The market is flooded with all kinds of greases; and we understand your need for an expert who can guide you while choosing the right fit for your requirements. SELTEC FZC, in association with Fuchs Europe Schmeirstoffe, is the expert you are looking for. At SELTEC FZC, we specialize in offering different types of greases that have multifunctional applications in a variety of industry processes. Our longstanding association with Fuchs Schmierstoffe GmbH, the globally-acknowledged independent lubricant manufacturer, empowers us to deliver an extensive array of topnotch greases to our customers. Salient features of Fuchs greases:
The greases we offer are manufactured using the highest quality of additives, base oils and thickeners, thus making them the perfect fit for your machine's functioning and helping you cut down on your maintenance/replacement costs.