Chains are used for the transfer of power across a wide range of applications. The chain system requires lubrication to allow the free movement of chain components and prevent excessive wear. Inadequate lubrication and the resulting wear can lead to a number of potentially detrimental effects including:
- Decreased lifespan of chain and sprockets
- Chain lengthening and erratic travel
- Increased power consumption to drive the chain
Croda Lubricants is a major supplier of synthetic lubricant base fluids for use in many chain oil applications including power transmission, control chains, lifting, conveyor or transportation systems and high temperature processing.
Croda recommends the use of its esters (Priolube ™) and polyalklylene glycols (Emkarox ™) as base fluids for high performance chain lubricants.
Compared to conventional mineral oils, Croda's products can provide special performance characteristics such as:
- Good lubricity
- High thermal and oxidative stability
- Clean decomposition
- Water solubility
In addition a number of our products are suitable for use where Incidental Food Contact is a concern. Croda has also developed a range of high temperature chain oils.
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