Across a wide range of applications, chains are used for the transfer of power. The chain system requires lubrication for allowing the free movement of chain components and to prevent excessive wear. Chains are highly stressed, as they run permanently in the mixed friction regime and are subject to high stress and impact loads.
Inadequate lubrication and resulting wear can lead a number of potentially detrimental effects like
- Decreased chain and sprockets lifespan
- Chain lengthening and erratic travel
- Increased power consumption to drive the chain
Compared to conventional mineral oils, our products can provide special performance characteristics like
- Good lubricity
- High thermal and oxidative stability
- Clean decomposition
- Water solubility
The oils for lubrication of chains must ensure easy penetration into pins/bushes, providing a good grip without any dripping. Such lubricants must create a strong lubricant film, resistant to loads, low tendency to leave residues also when operating at high temperatures and must ensure high resistance to corrosion and water washout.