Why should you use grease on your machinery?

Using grease on machinery offers several important benefits, including:

1. Lubrication: Grease is primarily used as a lubricant to reduce friction between moving parts. It forms a protective layer between surfaces, minimizing wear and tear, and preventing metal-to-metal contact. This helps to extend the lifespan of the machinery and improve its overall efficiency.

2. Corrosion protection: Grease acts as a barrier against moisture and other corrosive substances. It helps to prevent rust and corrosion, which can damage machinery and impair its performance. By applying grease, you create a protective coating that shields the metal surfaces from environmental elements.

3. Sealing and contamination control: Grease can be used to seal gaps and prevent the entry of contaminants, such as dirt, dust, and water, into the machinery. This is particularly important in applications where equipment operates in harsh environments or is exposed to excessive vibrations.

4. Load carrying capacity: Grease with the appropriate additives can provide enhanced load-carrying capabilities. It helps distribute the load more evenly across surfaces, reducing the risk of localized stress and minimizing the potential for component failure.

5. Temperature resistance: Grease can withstand higher temperatures compared to some other lubricants, such as oils. It remains in place and maintains its lubricating properties even at elevated temperatures, making it suitable for applications where machinery operates under high heat conditions.

6. Ease of application: Grease is typically available in a semi-solid or solid form, making it easy to apply and stay in place on vertical or overhead surfaces. It adheres well to the machinery components, minimizing the frequency of reapplication.

Cat Machine with auto Lube System

It's important to note that the choice of grease should be based on the specific requirements of the machinery, including operating conditions, load, speed, and temperature range. Manufacturers usually provide guidelines or recommendations for the appropriate grease type and maintenance schedule for their equipment.

At Hydroscand we stock a range of grease products and accessories including grease hoses. Our knowledgeable team can offer advice on the type of grease you need for your specific machines. 

For more information, contact us at info@hydroscand.co.uk or 0800 0116 999.

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