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Hydraulic Oils

Hydraulic oils are also very specialized lubricants which after extensive use are drained to become part of the used oil pool. Hydraulic oils must be formulated to allow rapid shedding of water, quick release of entrained air and must also prevent rusting of hydraulic system parts.

AFRILUBE has a full range of hydraulic oils, including zinc free hydraulic oils, zinc containing hydraulic oils, synthetic hydraulic oils, hydraulic oils with detergency properties as well as hydraulic oils with viscosity improvers. We also have fire retardant hydraulic and food grade hydraulic oils.

Industrial Gear Oils

Gear oil is a lubricant made specifically for transmissions, transfer cases, and differentials in automobiles, trucks, and other machinery. It is of a higher viscosity to better protect the gears. The high viscosity ensures transfer of lubricant throughout the gear train. This is necessary since the devices needing this heavy oil do not have pumps for transferring the oil with only a portion of the lowermost gears bathed in an oil sump. A Gear oil, as one of the most important and complex engineering elements, must satisfy changing application conditions and performance requirements.

Slideway Oils

Slideway Oil is intended for slides of machine tools such as lathes and grinders. The product may also be used for gear lubrication systems in machine tools, and for hydraulic systems in machine tools.

Their excellent anti-corrosive properties and ability to adhere to metal surfaces enable them to be used as preservatives for stored equipment. They must, however, be used with discretion in sensitive equipment such as automatic transmissions where incomplete removal of the tackiness additive may cause problems. To avoid chatter marks on component surfaces resulting from high surface pressures and slow feeds, a sufficiently adhesive lubricating film must be present on slideways and guides.

Compressor Oils

Lubrication has a significant influence on the behavior of compressors and their reliability. It is therefore vital that the right lubricant is selected to ensure reliable, economical and safe operation. Refrigeration Compressor oils play an important role in the area of lubricants and lubrication technology. The expected long life of refrigerant compressors largely depends on the quality of the refrigeration oil.

Turbine Oils

The use of new technologies in power stations and the increasing efficiency and performance of gas and steam turbines is placing greater demands on the performance of the lubricants used in these applications. The global demand for energy continues to increase. Significantly lower oil volumes for higher-performance turbines along with the use of oil circuits in combined cycle gas and steam turbines require long-life turbine oils which display, among others, outstanding thermal oxidation stability and excellent water and air release properties.

Transformer Oils

Transformer oil or insulating oil is a refined mineral oil that is stable at high temperatures and has excellent electrical insulating properties. It is mostly used in oil-filled transformers, some types of high voltage capacitors and some types of high voltage switches and circuit breakers. Its functions are to insulate, suppress corona and arcing, and to serve as a coolant.

Chainsaw Oils

Chainsaw Oil is a mineral based lubricating oil blended from specially selected base oils, anti-wear and tackiness additives to make it suitable as a premium quality oil for use in agricultural chains, and other chain applications.

Heat Transfer Oils

Heat Transfer Oils can be used in enclosed circulated heat transfer systems for industrial applications such as process industry, chemical plants, textile producers etc. and in household equipment such as oil filled radiators.

Rockdrill Oils

Rock drill oils are subjected to one of the most difficult environments (dust, dirt, moisture) and severe operations. Factors include heavy loading, high speeds, high temperature, acidic water, dirt and other solid impurities, close tolerances, an often hostile, enclosed working environment and even abusive operation by the machine operator.

Mining Lubricants

We at AFRILUBE understand client’s needs; having worked with mining companies we understand the crucial role lubricants play in mining operations. Therefore, we supply the mining industry in Africa with:

Specialty Lubricants for Underground Mining:

. Long wall roof support fluids
. Fire resistant hydraulic fluids
. Multifunctional gear lubricants
. Mineral oil based hydraulic fluids
. Specialty greases
. Wire rope lubricants
. Rock-drill and pneumatic lubricants
. Diesel scrubber conditioners

Specialty Lubricants for Surface Mining:

. Open gear compounds
. Multipurpose long-life gear lubricants
. Drill coupling lubricants
. Rock-drill oils
. Specialty greases
. Wire rope lubricants
. Walking cam lubricants
. Drilling fluids


Cutting Oils

Our Cutting Oils range offers a full and comprehensive selection of soluble oils from a mineral, semi synthetic to full synthetic coolants. This range of products is characterized by mixing the product supplied with water to form an emulsion, and due to the fact that water and oil do not mix naturally we add an emulsifier to enable this mixing process to take place. Therefore, when mixing these products it is essential to add the oil into the water and not vice versa. This stable emulsion (normally 5% oil; 95 % water) then forms the basis where tool life as well the sump life of the product is enhanced.

Corrosion Preventatives

They will reliably protect bare steel surfaces whilst being easy to apply they are also easy to remove. They are compatible with all materials and substances generally in use and will not interfere with prior or post application manufacturing operations. In addition, they are not toxic and ecologically safe.

Forming, Quenching and Pressing Oils

One of the demands placed on the modern day metal forming lubricants is its cost effectiveness. With the drive to reduce costs our technical partners have developed a range of products that could fulfill all the main functions related to the metal manufacturing industries. These products mainly are Solvent, Chlorine, Ester and Mineral based oils with high performance quality.

Neat Cutting Oils

Our heavy duty low emission oils provide effective manufacturing efficiency using advanced low emission technology. Lower misting, lower evaporating oils. Chlorine-free cutting fluids reduce disposal costs. we also supply the Nano-Tech lubricants which are basically low-emission products and titled as low emission metalworking operations using minimum lubrication.All cutting fluids must satisfy three principal functions: Cooling, Lubrication & Flushing.