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Lubrication can be a daunting obstacle to someone unfamiliar with its basic concepts. Even someone with experience can be confused by the technology of current machinery combined with the multitude of lubricants. Reviewing a few of the basic principles of lubrication can make it easier to see why proper lubrication is necessary in every application. […]

Of all the characteristics a lubricant may possess, the most important is its viscosity. The viscosity of a fluid and how that fluid reacts to certain variables will determine how well the fluid can perform the basic functions of a lubricant. What is viscosity? When a fluid is subjected to external forces, it resists flow […]