Introduction to Aerosol Spray Lubricants
Friction occurs anytime two moving surfaces interact with each other. Friction leads to heat generation, decreased efficiency, and increased wear. In machinery, reduced friction between moving parts is the goal. The way to offset this friction is through proper lubrication. Lubrication via aerosol cans ensures easy application, which allows for accurate and targeted lubrication, even in difficult to reach areas.
JAX manufactures premium lubricants formulated with advanced additives that provide excellent lubrication properties. They provide a thin layer of protection in areas where friction is likely, such as between moving parts. Almost every plant lubricates some part(s) using aerosols. Let’s take a dive into some of JAX’s more popular aerosols and where they are used.
Silicone is a fluid commonly used for plastic-on-metal friction reduction in plants. A very popular JAX aerosol is our food grade silicone spray, JAX Dry-Glide® FG. Formulated with a high percentage of silicone fluid, JAX Dry-Glide® FG is blended with a solvent that carries silicone to the application point. The solvent evaporates almost immediately, leaving behind only the silicone.
This dry film greatly reduces friction by reducing the coefficient of friction between the surfaces and eliminating any sticking or binding. JAX Dry-Glide® FG provides effective lubrication for moving parts, hinges, tracks, conveyors, sliding surfaces, and other mechanisms. Another side benefit is that silicone will temporarily provide some water repellant properties on the surface.
Are you looking for a multi-purpose aerosol spray that can provide several benefits? Look no further than JAX Magna-Plate® 78: a phenomenal chain lubricant that can be used across every plant. It works well through a wide range of temperatures, heavy load settings, and under extreme pressure. JAX Magna-Plate® 78 does a great job providing a balance of lubrication, wear resistance, and rust inhibition.
While commonly used in chain applications, JAX Magna-Plate® 78 is also applied in several other applications such as gears, slides, bearings, and couplings. These benefits, combined with the fact that JAX Magna-Plate® 78 is NSF H1 approved, make it a very compelling choice for food plant lubrication.
For hard-to-reach areas where an oil lubricant may be too thin or drip too much, almost everyone wants to have a grease spray on hand. At JAX, the grease spray with the widest application range and highest performance is JAX Halo-Guard® FG-2. It is an NSF H1 approved grease used in a variety of applications due to its superior lubrication, wide temperature range, and water resistance.
All these factors make it an ideal spray for food plant applications where frequent washdowns and temperature variations are common. JAX Halo-Guard® FG-2 is commonly applied on packaging machinery, conveyors, slicers, cutters, and many more food processing applications. Use JAX Halo-Guard® FG-2 to extend your maintenance intervals, realize cost savings and increase machine efficiency.
Penetrating Oil Spray
Perhaps the most used category of aerosol in the world is penetrating oil. Used for loosening nuts, rusted bolts, and many other corroded parts, penetrating oil is seen in nearly every manufacturing facility.
The formulation for both America’s Finest Penetrating Oil (industrial settings), and JAX Food Grade Penetrating Oil (food facilities) will leave you satisfied knowing you can use less with superior performance. For your most commonly used aerosol, why use anything but the best?
Machinery reliability and performance are critical. JAX’s high-performance aerosol lubricants provide the best solution. Proper Lubrication allows us to reduce friction, which, in turn, reduces heat generation and wear and increases efficiency. Whether it’s maintenance or repair, JAX aerosol spray lubricants provide versatile and accessible solutions to keep your machinery running efficiently.