Can Industrial Gear Oils Only Be Used For Lubricating Gears?
Industrial gear oil is an advanced general purpose oil, which can be applied widely for mechanical lubricating purposes.
From the specifications for industrial gear oils to tell, it has all-rounded properties, anti-wear ability under extreme-pressure, thermo oxidative stability, anti-foaming ability, anti-emulsification ability , anti-rust and anti-corrosion ability, etc. Industrial gear oil is able to handle various mechanical lubricating challenges, thus it is very versatile and can be used for all scenarios such as lubricating the bearings and link chains. However, as there is additive with active sulphur in the industrial gear oil, it is not suitable for lubricating mechanical parts with copper and aluminum. And also due to its smell of the sulphur, the industrial gear oil is also not suitable for lubricating unclosed mechanical parts.