Oils & Fluids
Industrial lubricants are oils, fluids, greases, and other compounds that reduce friction, binding, wear, or exclude moisture. Their primary function is to displace solid surfaces with a fluid film. Industrial oils are subdivided according to viscosity into light, medium, and heavy types. They are otherwise used to modify surface properties, regulate temperature, or remove debris. The ideal lubricant minimalizes solid-to-solid contact and reduces any amount of friction that would otherwise impede movement and induce wear.