Selecting the high-quality lubricant that’s right for your needs presents inevitable challenges, but the benefits can be huge.
Selecting the right lubricant or grease is a critical first step in improving productivity and realising significant TCO savings.
The benefits are overlooked
61% do not expect a higher quality lubricant to help reduce unplanned downtime
Only 46% of companies believe product performance should be an important consideration when purchasing lubricants
Equipment design, operational parameters and surrounding environment can all pose different challenges for lubrication
The role of hydraulic fluids
The hydraulic system is at the heart of many critical pieces of manufacturing equipment. Most companies understand that proper equipment maintenance is essential to operational efficiency, but the impact of the hydraulic fluid is often underestimated.
Multiple surveys conducted by hydraulic equipment manufacturers and other industry bodies have shown that 50% to 70% of equipment failures are related to ‘improper hydraulic fluid condition2.
Selecting the proper type and grade of hydraulic fluid and then performing proper fluid maintenance can help reduce the severity and frequency of equipment malfunction.
Longer lasting oil
Shell Tellus S4 ME hydraulic fluid lasts up to 10 times longer than the industry minimum standard oil life.
- This study commissioned by Shell Lubricants and conducted by research firm Edelman Intelligence, polled 493 decision-makers in the manufacturing industry in eight countries (Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Russia, the UK and the US) from November to December 2015
- Source: multiple surveys by industry bodies including additive companies, filter manufactures, hydraulic equipment manufacturers. One source includes Parker Hannifin GmbH Bulletin: HY30-3248/ UK: Hydraulic Fluids for Parker Axial Piston Pumps Series PV