Distributor of Specialty and Synthetic Lubricants and Greases
What Are Lubricants?
Industrial lubricants are special fluids designed to lubricate, cool and protect surfaces. A lubricant oil contains base oil and additives whereas grease contains base oil, additives and thickener. Each application has requirements because of the different temperatures, speeds and loads.
Where Are Lubricants Used?
Manufacturing! At Overlake Oil, our experts help local businesses select the correct lubricant based on the application. Unquestionably there is not a “one size fits all” rule. Since there are so many unique applications it is crucial to have an expert in your back pocket to answer any technical concerns.
- Construction & Cement
- Energy & Power
- Food & Beverage
- Metal Working
- Paper & Pulp
- Plastic Injection
- Quarry & Mining
Don’t see your industry listed above? Don’t worry, our team of experts has resources to help you!
What Are Industrial Applications?
Industrial applications is industry lingo for “oil categories.” Accordingly these categorizes help us understand where an oil is used. Common applications include:
- Heat Transfer
- Turbine & Wind
- Way & Spindle
Who Do We Distribute?
Lubricants start out as raw materials and undergo extensive processing in order to meet their desired characteristics. Next, packaging and distribution happens which is where we come into play. As an authorized distributor, Overlake Oil holds strong relationships with top industry leaders in lubricant manufacturing. Additionally, our partners have access to innovative technologies and chemists. These resources are available to our team when it comes to discovering the right solution. Our partners include:
Why Are Lubricants Important?
Considering each application is different, so are the lubricants required. Consequently, the wrong lubricant can cripple a company. To illustrate, unplanned problems can cost hundreds of thousands in solutions. For this reason, machine operators and managers should seek advice when selecting a lubricant. In addition, each application should have a manual or list of required materials. It is very important to follow those instructions to ensure accuracy. For example common problems include:
- Production Downtime
- Equipment Failure
- Operator Error
- Product Recalls
- Employee Overtime
- Unhappy Customers
What Are Lubricant Best Practices?
Firstly it is necessary to establish a routine maintenance plan. In particular, every industrial business should have a schedule for machine maintenance. Equally important is oil analysis, storage solutions and handling procedures. Because of contamination, oil analysis can catch the problem right away. Additionally, poor storage and handling can cause water leakage and particulates which contaminate the oil. Furthermore our experts can help you improve your best practices! Your next step to operational success is scheduling a FREE consultation. To begin this process we send an expert to meet you and point out potential areas of risk within your facility. Since our experts have technical eyes, it is easy to spot problems immediately. Finally, once we have a better understanding of your business, we create a plan of attack.