Industrial robots have multiple joints, similar to human elbows and knees. Unlike humans, regular greasing is all they need to avoid wear and stay in constant motion.
Volume 26, Issue 6: June 2020 Lubes'n'Greases Magazine
As heavy-duty OEMs struggle to improve fuel economy, the solution may lie on the surface of engine cylinders.
Polymers can improve water resistance, thickener yield and tackiness in grease formulations, but their long molecular structure made formulators question their shear stability. They needn’t have worried.
Magnetorheological fluids are being used in an increasing number of applications, but this relatively new technology still has some kinks. Adding grease may repel the negative aspects.
The grease industry has been under pressure to develop formulations that keep pace with the increased performance and efficiency requirements of modern vehicles and other equipment. Four companies share how they are staying ahead of the curve.
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