Why choose our Grease and Lubricants?
- Ideal for any equipment and machinery that slides, rotates or moves
- Improve reliability and extend the working life of your materials handling equipment.
- Highly cost-effective way to minimise disruption and downtime of your equipment
- Highest-quality commercial grade lubricants for all of your greasing and lubrication needs
- Can be used on heavy-duty castor wheels that have grease nipples with a Grease Applicator Needle
- High and low temperature Food Grade Lubricants available for extreme conditions (-60º to 280º)
This helpful article also highlights some of the key lubrication applications for Richmond’s many products
The benefits of regular greasing and lubrication
Regular greasing and lubrication of materials handling equipment, castor wheels and tools are essential to help improve their longevity, reliability, and safety. The team at Richmond Rolling Solutions have put together the following main benefits of using high-quality lubrication on your products.
Reduced friction and wear: Lubrication forms a thin film between moving parts, such as hinges, reducing friction and preventing direct metal-to-metal contact. This minimises wear and tear on the equipment, extending its lifespan and reducing the need for costly repairs and replacements.
Improved performance: Well-lubricated machinery operates more smoothly, with less resistance and energy loss due to friction. This results in increased efficiency, as less power is required to perform the same tasks, leading to potential energy and labour savings.
Cost-effectiveness: The cost of regular greasing and lubrication is relatively low compared to the expenses associated with major repairs or replacements resulting from inadequate maintenance. By investing in proper lubrication, you can save money in the long run and maximise the return on your equipment investments.
Heat reduction: Friction generates heat, and excessive heat can damage components and reduce the overall performance of materials handling equipment. Proper lubrication helps dissipate this heat, keeping the machinery within safe operating temperatures.
Corrosion prevention: Lubricants often contain additives that protect metal surfaces from corrosion caused by moisture and other environmental factors. Regular greasing and lubrication create a barrier that shields the equipment from rust and other forms of deterioration.
Reduced noise reduction: Adequately lubricated equipment tends to produce less noise as moving parts glide more smoothly against each other. This can lead to a quieter and more pleasant working environment for employees and is also important in retail settings with customers.
Enhanced reliability: Regular greasing and lubrication ensures your equipment is less likely to experience unexpected breakdowns. This increased reliability means less downtime, improved productivity, and fewer disruptions in your operations.
Improved safety: Lubrication can help prevent malfunction and breakdowns that may lead to accidents or injuries in the workplace. Additionally, some lubricants are designed to be food-safe or environmentally friendly, making them suitable for specific industries or applications.
Extended maintenance intervals: Regular lubrication can extend the time between required maintenance intervals for some equipment, as it reduces the wear and tear on crucial components. This means fewer scheduled maintenance tasks and more continuous operation.
Keep your equipment moving and castor wheels rolling better and longer than ever before by choosing from our growing range of Grease and Lubricant solutions!