New Water Lubricant
Recently a German-based scientist Klüber Lubrication developed a water-based lubricant. Hydro Lubricant technology could transform the maintenance of industrial gearboxes to simply topping them up with water. The fluids, in which water forms a homogeneous solution with water-soluble oils, could also eliminate contamination problems, and make plants safer and cleaner. Using water as a lubricant component opens up new options in the choice of other ingredients. Because water-soluble substances are not usually soluble in oil, they were previously ruled out when developing lubricants. With new ingredients, it will be possible to achieve previously impossible performance properties, such as enhanced cooling or much lower friction, leading to energy savings.
The company is also working with partners from various sectors, to use the water-based lubricants in gearboxes, bearings, chains, and other components. We are “only starting to explore its potential.