It is essential to maintain proper lubrication in an industrial setting. Lubrication ensures the smooth and efficient operation of equipment while mitigating the potential degradation of moving parts.
Silicone lubricant has an advantage over other lubricants due to its particularly high boiling point and its ability to remain liquid at room temperature. Silicone lubricants can handle stress and heat transference more effectively than other organic lubricants, remaining operational at a temperature range of -100˚F to 500˚F.
Silicone lubricants can be applied to metallic and non-metallic surfaces. The lubricant provides a transparent protective coating that dries quickly. Compared to standard lubricants, it is able to withstand higher pressures and remains effective for longer. When standard lubricants fall short, silicone lubricants may provide the ideal surface lubrication.
Grease-like silicone lubricants have commendable dielectric constants and release properties. More importantly, they can be used for sealing as well as lubrication. They also show a remarkable resistance to oxidation, which means they have a greater lasting power than the typical lubricant. Their chemical inertness makes them an invaluable commodity in not only the food and beverage industry, but the chemical industry as well.
Due to their low viscosity at room temperature, silicone lubricants are often used in the assembly and maintenance of slow-moving, heavy load machine parts. In the home, silicone coats can be applied to the surface of wooden trim, seats, moldings, window fasteners, and rubber doors in order to waterproof surfaces, lubricate mechanisms, and protect against the hardening of pliable materials.
With over 90 years in the industry, Hoffmeyer has a long and well-established list of satisfied clients. Contact a Hoffmeyer representative to find out which silicone lubricant will best meet the needs of your industry or home. Our trusted staff can also help you find any adapters, accessories, and custom parts you require.
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