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Lubrication Engineers (LE) Inc. recently introduced a new general-purpose lubricant for use in severe conditions such as high temperatures, heavy loads and water.
Monocal GP Grease (1499) is formulated to provide long-lasting protection for industrial and mobile equipment used in a variety of industries, especially those in which moisture problems are caused by high humidity, elevated operating temperatures and severe environmental contamination.
The grease is especially effective when used on bearings operating in a warm, moist environment or in operations where a lot of water is needed to keep equipment cool.
The high-performance formula features a high-viscosity base fluid, a calcium-sulfonate complex thickener and Monolec, LE's proprietary wear-reducing additive. This combination imparts a high dropping point, extreme-pressure (EP) characteristics, mechanical stability, low oil bleed and water resistance to protect and extend the life of equipment.
A calcium-sulfonate thickener was chosen because of its inherent ability to prevent rust and corrosion – even in sea water. It also has a high dropping point as compared to conventional thickeners and ensures mechanical stability for long-lasting use.
In addition to protecting against wear, metal-to-metal contact and scoring, LE's Monolec additive gives the grease exceptional film strength and the ability to resist oxidation and water contamination. It also helps the grease maintain consistency after repeated heating and cooling.
Typical industrial applications for which LE recommends using Monocal GP Grease include many types of bearings (anti-friction, conveyor, fan, heavily loaded ball, high-speed, plain, roller element, slow-speed, etc.), forging equipment, machine tools, presses, rolling mills and rotary aerators. Automotive applications include ball joints, chassis, front axle arrangements, U-joints and wheel bearings.