In This Issue:
NEW PRODUCT: 1488 ALMAMOLY HD GREASE
Improving Oven Chain Lubrication
TESTIMONIAL: 3752 ALMAGARD Vari-Purpose Lubricant
NEW CALCIUM SULFONATE GREASE WITH MOLY & ALMASOL
NEW PRODUCT: 1488 ALMAMOLY HD GREASE
Engineers' calcium sulfonate-thickened Almamoly HD
Grease was formulated for use in severe conditions
such as high temperatures, heavy loads and water.
This high-performance grease is intended for
long-lasting use in heavy-duty mobile equipment for
the construction, agriculture, open pit mining, and
road-building industries. Almamoly HD Grease
contains Almasol, LE's proprietary solid additive as
well as 5 percent molybdenum disulfide (also known
as molydisulfide or moly). Compared to other solid
lubricant containing greases that rely on moly or
graphite alone, Almamoly HD Grease's synergistic
combination of moly and Almasol gives it better wear
resistance and EP properties. The benefits of 1488
ALMAMOLY HD Grease includes:
- Solid Additive Combination -
Contains proprietary combination of Almasol and moly,
which provides better wear-resistance than other
greases containing solid lubricants, including those
containing 5% moly alone, while still meeting the
requirements of major OEMs.
- Calcium Sulfonate Thickener -
Inherently prevents rust & corrosion, in contrast to
other thickeners. Has a very high dropping point,
exhibiting excellent mechanical stability, and
imparting outstanding EP properties, which provides
wear protection even when pound-out conditions
- Reliable, Long-Lasting Formula -
Has very low oil separation, which means that Almamoly stays in place for extended lubrication
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Understanding Calcium Sulfonate Thickeners
Bill Ward, the Lubrizol Corporation
Grease is grease, right? Unfortunately, the answer
is not that simple, because there are numerous
different types of greases. If the right grease is
not being used in equipment, you could be paying too
much for replacement parts. On the other hand, the
right grease can allow equipment to run for years
without a maintenance problem. The key is learning
which grease is right for your needs.
Calcium Sulfonate Thickeners:
Not new to the grease scene, calcium sulfonate
thickeners have been around for almost 50 years.
This particular type of grease has inherent extreme
pressure (EP) properties that stand out from the
rest. These properties, combined with the fact that
it can be formulated for use in H-1 (food-grade)
applications, make it an attractive alternative to
Calcium sulfonate greases are made by converting a
fluid detergent that contains amorphous calcium
carbonate to a grease containing calcite particles.
Because of the calcite particles' lubricating
properties, performance additives containing sulfur,
phosphorous or zinc may not be needed. This is why
some calcium sulfonate-based greases are attractive
to the food industry. Calcium sulfonate-based
greases have a higher dropping point, making them
attractive for some high-temperature applications.
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CUSTOMER TESTIMONIAL: 3752 ALMAGARD Vari-Purpose
"LE's 3752 ALMAGARD has
eliminated squeaking in bucket pins and reduced lube
rates by two-thirds"
Inc. is one of the largest construction companies
performing highway and street construction in
Nebraska. They have been an LE customer since 1983.
Constructors, Inc. operates a Cat 966 Loader, which
is used to move crushed rock, gravel, and recycled
asphalt. This equipment is operated 10-12 hours a
day. The environment that the equipment is used in
is very hot and dusty in the summer and very cold in
the winter. The bucket pins on the 966 Loader had to
be re-lubed 2-3 times a day. The commercial grease
they were using was running and pounding out of the
pins. LE's 3752 Almagard Vari-Purpose Lubricant was
recommended because of its ability to stay in the
pin/ bushing area and not pound out. The customer
had used 3752 in the past but had switched to
commercial grade grease, which cost less per pound.
The operator was re-lubing the bucket pins 2-3 times
a day. The commercial grease pounded out causing a
squeaking noise. Since changing back to LE's 3752,
the noise has been eliminated and re-lubing is done
once a day, regardless of how long the equipment
runs. The 3752 is used year round, and they have had
no issues with application.
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with Lubrication Engineers' 3752 ALMAGARD Vari-Purpose
Lubricant, please click
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