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Development of novel additives for slide way lubricants

C. B. Mohan (Centre for Emerging Technologies, Jain University, Ramanagara, India)
K. Venkatesh (Centre for Emerging Technologies, Jain University, Ramanagara, India)
C. Divakar (Material Science Division, National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore, India)
K. Gopalakrishna (Centre for Emerging Technologies, Jain University, Ramanagara, India)
L. Murali (Centre for Emerging Technologies, Jain University, Ramanagara, India)
K. G. Lakshminarayana Bhatta (Centre for Emerging Technologies, Jain University, Ramanagara, India)

Industrial Lubrication and Tribology

ISSN: 0036-8792

Publication date: 9 March 2015

Abstract

Purpose

The paper aims to address the formulation of zirconium and oxalicum additive-based lubricants for use in slide ways to meet the demands of high positioning exactness based on reduction in stick–slip and coefficient of friction over a wide speed range and compares the same with commercially available lubricant.

Design/methodology/approach

An investigation into the frictional properties and stick-slip behavior of lubricating oil is carried out using linear reciprocating tribometer and correlated with ultraviolet spectroscopic analysis.

Findings

It is observed that these transition metal additive compounds support in increasing the flexibility of the molecular chains leading to improved lubricity.

Originality/value

The lubricant additives considered for the current study are based on transition metals zirconium and oxalicum. It is observed that these additive compounds support in increasing the flexibility of the molecular chains, leading to improved lubricity.

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Citation

Mohan, C.B., Venkatesh, K., Divakar, C., Gopalakrishna, K., Murali, L. and Lakshminarayana Bhatta, K.G. (2015), "Development of novel additives for slide way lubricants", Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. 67 No. 2, pp. 110-118. https://doi.org/10.1108/ilt-06-2012-0059

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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