New lubricant meets little resistance

Industrial Lubrication and Tribology

ISSN: 0036-8792

Article publication date: 1 October 2004




(2004), "New lubricant meets little resistance", Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. 56 No. 5.



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New lubricant meets little resistance

New lubricant meets little resistance

Keywords: Lubricants, Wear resistance, Binding

A new high-quality lubricant from specialist manufacturer Bilt-Hamber Laboratories is outperforming established well-known brands by a staggering 3.5:1 in independent wear and weld load tests carried out by the respected Tribologic Ltd, School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Leeds.

Suitable for use on a variety of metals and composites, the new product is called Ferrosol and has been developed to penetrate close tolerances, free rusted parts, displace water, restore electrical circuits and provide corrosion protection in a wide range of industrial and consumer applications. It can even be used for the removal of gums, adhesives, wax and tar from most surfaces including automotive finishes.

Ferrosol benefits from extreme pressure capabilities and low surface tension properties, allowing it to be used very effectively to penetrate and lubricate awkward and difficult to reach moving parts. A typical example is injection-mould ejector pins, which, when lubricated with the new product show high levels of resistance to wear and binding, thus considerably reducing expensive down time.

Ferrosol's superior performance over other comparable products lends it a high degree of suitability to heavy industrial uses such as winches, chains and load bearing pivots and unions; high stress applications usually deemed unsuitable for conventional penetrative lubricants. Additionally, its anti-wear properties are such that Ferrosol is also ideally suited to drilling, tapping and reaming where useful tool life can be significantly extended.

With such impressive performance statistics over rival products, it should be noted also that Ferrosol offers a highly cost-effective alternative given that it does not need to be reapplied to surfaces or component parts as regularly. Indeed, it will continue to lubricate long after the visible oil film has disappeared.

Extremely safe to use, Ferrosol contains no silicone, ptfe, molybdenum disulphide or chlorinated solvents and can be used safely in areas such as automotive body shops where for example there is a risk of paint defects when using fluids containing silicon.

Typically supplied in a 500 ml aerosol (with straw for accuracy), Ferrosol is also available in bulk for decanting into appropriate atomiser pump containers or smaller tins to allow application by brush/roller or dipping of components. Method and duration of application will vary depending on the material and ease of access but whatever the application, Ferrosol will meet with little resistance.

For further information on Bilt-Hamber Laboratories new advanced Ferrosol lubricant or any of the company's other superior metal treatment products, contact: Peter Hamber, Bilt-Hamber Laboratories, Radford Way, Billericay, Essex, CM12 OEG, UK. Tel: +44(0)1277 658899; Fax: +44(0)1277 657533; E-mail:

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