Glossary

dry lubrication

The dry lubricating effect

The friction coefficient of two fluoroplastic surfaces is similar to that of wet ice on wet ice. The function of the dry lubrication and the associated reduction of the friction coefficient are increased, the higher the friction pressure.

The basis for dry lubrication (tribotechnical coatings / coatings) are solid lubricants. The solid pigments are incorporated in resin or binder as well as by a solvent. Depending on the requirement profile of the dry lubrication, the most diverse solid lubricant formulations are created.

The most important types of coatings for applying dry lubrication are immersion centrifuging, drum spraying and manual or automatic spraying. The majority of tribotechnical coatings are completed by the polymerisation process (sintering) in a kiln plant.

Preferred applications of dry lubrication systems include ball, rod or plain bearings, carburetor parts, controls, joints, relays, sliding surfaces, screws, oil drilling equipment, drives.

Application examples of a dry lubrication

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