Todos os componentes mecânicos requerem lubrificantes especiais: rolamentos, engrenagens, correntes, válvulas, parafusos e guias lineares. Os lubrificantes usados devem atender aos requisitos específicos dos componentes individuais e de seus vários campos de aplicação.
The requirements for rolling bearing lubricants, for example, can vary greatly. They may have to be compatible with different bearing materials, e.g. steel, ceramics or plastics; they may have to be resistant to water, or to high or low temperatures, or to be suitable for high speeds or loads. Combine these with the conditions found in industries as varied as the food-processing, pharmaceutical or textile sectors, and you'll come to a set of requirements that is typically met by speciality lubricants from Klüber Lubrication.