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Biobased Power
Dynamic Green Products launched a line of biobased lubricants for outdoor power equipment. NV Earth Bar & Chain is a biodegradable oil for chainsaws blended with seed oils and performance additives that give temperature stability and wear protection, while its high flashpoint prevents arcing, the company says. NV Earth 2-Cycle engine oil is a high-viscosity product made from recycled oil that cleans sludge and carbon deposits as it protects the engines of trimmers and leaf blowers, the company claims. In addition to offering more revolutions per minute to increase performance, the product helps reduce carbon di­oxide emissions. Web: www.nvearth.com
Amsoil Expands Slate
Amsoil released eight new lubricant products and kits for automotive, marine, on- and off-road and power sports applications. Of note, the company says its European Car Formula 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil offers improved emissions system protection and cleanliness for modern European gasoline and diesel engines, including turbocharged ones. The Synthetic DCT Fluid protects dual-clutch transmission parts from shudder and gear clashing, allowing for smooth shifts and performance in extreme temperatures. The Synthetic Chain Lube protects motorcycle chains from wear and corrosion to extend durability, and the Synthetic Dirt Bike Transmission Fluid protects gears and clutch plates. The company also released a 25W-40 Synthetic Blend Marine Engine Oil to protect gasoline-fueled watercraft engines. Web: www.amsoil.com
Solid Chain Protection
Kluber has launched a high-temperature resistant chain oil for food processing, pharmaceutical and related applications. Kluberfood NH1 CH 6-120 Supreme is a synthetic oil that protects conveyor chains from wear and corrosion up to 650 degrees Celsius, the company says. The product is formulated with H1-registered white solid lubricants. This leads to improved food safety since contamination with black particles is avoided, and longer relubrication periods because of the impregnation effect of the solid lubricant, said Aldemir Oliveira, market manager for food lubricants at Kluber. The chain oil can be used to lubricate plate carrier chains in baking ovens and is safe for incidental contact with products and packaging materials for cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and animal feed. Web: www.
klueber.com
Efficient Blending
A new mixer from Ross helps turn powdered materials into liquids inside a temperature-controlled, closed vessel. The 200-L Portable High Shear Mixing System features stainless steel wetted parts, a thermal dimpled jacket, a charge port for adding solids into the batch, chloride-free insulation with stainless steel sheathing, a high accuracy weighing scale and gas-purged controls. The dished top cover has dip tubes that extend into the container to allow for suction and transfer of the finished product, the company says, and for adding liquid materials into the mix. The high shear mixer has a four-blade rotor capable of 3,600 revolutions per minute, and can be operated safely in a Class 1, Division 1 hazardous area with flammable gases or vapors present. Web: www.mixers.com
Tank Support
Cortec is tackling soil-side corrosion in above-ground storage tanks with three products that defend against airborne chlorides and moisture. CorroLogic vapor phase corrosion inhibitors protect the open areas below the tanks that methods like cathodic protection cant reach, absorbing and creating a protective molecular barrier to resist corrosion, the company says. For new tanks, the VpCIs can be placed in a pouch under the tanks surface to prevent corrosion during construction. CorroLogic Slurry can be injected underneath tanks already in service, through existing monitoring or leakage detection pipes, the company adds. Meanwhile, tanks taken out of service can use CorroLogic Powder fogged through the floor of the tank to reach any corrosive particles underneath. Web: www.cortecvci.com
Synchronized Measurements
Anton Paar has added a kinematic viscometer to its SVM series of measuring equipment. SVM 4001 Stabinger Viscometer is a double-cell instrument designed to determine viscosity and density simultaneously at any two temperatures between 15 and 100 degrees Celsius, the company says. The product only requires a minimum sample of 1.5 milliliters to conduct measurements and a small amount of solvent for cleaning, leading to a simpler process and reduced disposal costs, according to the manufacturer. These features allow for fast, accurate analysis of lubricants, base oils and additives, in addition to condition monitoring of in-service oils. Web: www.anton-paar.com
Hush Your Car Parts
For all those noisy automotive parts, Dow Corning has developed a grease formulated to dampen sounds in interior and exterior applications. Molykote G-1074 is a polyalphaolefin based, noise-damping grease fortified with additives to increase load capacity, with an operating temperature range from -40 to 150 degrees Celsius. The grease shows significant noise and friction reduction and performance under extreme pressure at high frequency, the company claims. The product can be used to lubricate common metal, plastic and elastomeric substrates. Web: www.dowcorning.com
Green Approval for Inolex
Inolex recently received approval from the European Ecolabel LuSC-list for six of its Lexolube synthetic esters: CLG-460, CQ-3000, CG-3000, T-110, HS-S and B-109. Ecolabel identifies products with reduced environmental impact throughout their lifetime, from raw material extraction to production, use and disposal. The LuSC-list comprises lubricant substances that meet stringent biodegradation/
bioaccumulation, aquatic toxicity and renewability requirements, the company stated in a news release. By using LuSC-list components, formulators can ensure that their finished lubricant products meet EU Ecolabel criteria, minimizing the registration timeline and associated expenses. The products are also considered environmentally acceptable lubricants for marine vessels. Web: www.lexolube.com
Catch Oil Impurities
Des-Case Corp.s redesigned oil sight glass detects oil contamination before it can cause equipment damage. The product is a clear cylinder that offers continuous fluid monitoring of oil clarity and color as well as sediment and water contamination inside the machine while it operates, the company says. The device can be installed in the drain port of pumps, gearboxes, bearing housings and other parts, and can be mounted in both horizontal and vertical applications. It features a white bottom to improve detection of sediment in the oil. In addition, the product has a sloped floor for better sediment drainage, indication marks to monitor water accumulation, improved ultraviolet resistance and compatibility with all gear oils, mineral oils and most synthetic fluids, the company claims. Web: www.descase.com
Water-Free Lubrication
Soggy packages on damp conveyor belts are a thing of the past with a dry lubrication kit from Tetra Pak. Unlike wet lubrication, which involves high quantities of water mixed with oil, the company says its product reduces wetness on equipment and factory floors by using a small amount of food grade dry lubricant on the conveyor belt. The Tetra Pak Dry Lubrication kit is fully automated to ensure precise performance and decreases hours dedicated to maintenance while providing better health and safety for workers on the operating floor, the company claims. The dry lubrication kit comes with the lubricant and application systems and can be installed in a short time to avoid major disruptions to production. Web: www.tetrapak.com
Sail Smoothly
Royal Purple released its line of BioMax Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants to protect marine equipment against corrosion. Biomax EAL Gear Oil and Biomax EAL Hydraulic Oil are formulated using Royal Purples biodegradable synthetic base oils and additives to protect metal surfaces from rust, corrosion and oxidation caused by heat, the manufacturer says. The products can be applied to marine hydraulic systems, gears, stabilizers, rudders, thrusters, controllable pitch propellers and azipods of vessels measuring above 79 feet. The company adds that both products are compliant with the United States Environmental Protection Agencys standards and fulfill Vessel General Permit requirements. Web: www.
royalpurpleindustrial.com
Eneos Goes Ultra-low
JX Nippon USA developed a fuel efficient motor oil in cooperation with Japanese automakers. Eneos 0W-16 is a fully synthetic, ultra-low viscosity engine oil that reduces wear, protects against oxidation and provides fuel savings of up to 2 percent over 0W-20 viscosity motor oils, according to internal test data from JX Nippon. The company adds that its blend of synthetic base oils and additives makes the engine oil perform without losing lubricity, which tends to be a tradeoff in low-viscosity oils. Eneos 0W-16 is already used in factory or service fills for several hybrid vehicle automakers in Japan, and is now available for commercial applications in the United States and Canada. Web: www.eneos.us
Simplified ATF Change
Liqui-Moly has come up with a device to simplify fluid changes in automatic transmissions. Gear Tronic works by draining the old oil and pumping in the new one simultaneously. The process is monitored by two digital scales, to ensure that the quantity of new fluid added to the transmission is exactly equal to the quantity of old fluid taken out, Liqui-Moly states. The device can be connected through the dipstick guide tube, hose connections to the transmission fluid cooler or directly onto the transmission to clean, drain and fill it without constant monitoring, the company says. Gear Tronic can also provide additives to the transmission from a separate tank, which improve shifting and protect the gaskets from wear. Web: www.
liqui-moly.com
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