Specialty lubricants used in steel production must perform effectively around the clock and under harsh operating conditions. We develop specialty lubricants for the steel industry that meet your requirements while contributing to increased plant availability.
Our lubricants are matched to your specific application area. They help prevent corrosion and wear. This enables a long service life for your systems.
Lubricants from Klüber Lubrication feature excellent lubricity, temperature resistance and ageing resistance. This allows downtime for repairs and maintenance to be significantly reduced.
High-performance lubricants help you maximise productivity and availability with minimal downtime. Machines become more reliable, with longer service life.
Our experts offer you measurable added value through our comprehensive services and expertise from over 90 years of experience.
Energy savings can be quantified according to ISO 50015 and IPMVP to support energy management systems (e.g. ISO 50001).
Steel plants must recover their high investment costs through continuous production, with minimal downtime and maintenance stops. Machines need high availability and running reliability for extended periods – yet their environment’s high temperatures and extreme loads, water, steam, and aggressive media exceed the capabilities of standard lubricants.
By contrast, our range of specialty lubricants for the entire steel production process is designed to reduce wear reliably and increases component lifetime considerably even under the harshest conditions. This improves plant availability and profitability, while reducing consumption and contributing to environmental protection.
Specialty lubricants from Klüber Lubrication are used across many steel industry applications, with the deployment areas and requirements being as diverse as the different plant and equipment types:
Overview: Products and lubrication points for applications in steel production
We strive to minimise any negative environmental impact; similarly, our lubricants and services offer you considerable potential for improving your sustainability and environmental protection. These benefits relate to lower lubricant consumption:
Continuous casters are one of the most critical operating areas in the steel plant. A possible stoppage or segment change in these casters due to lubrication failure can lead to huge production losses or deterioration of slab quality. With our 90 years of business experience, we now have solutions for over 80 different continuous casting machines, providing precisely the lubricants needed to increase productivity. Our Klüberplex HB 98-601 lubricant, for example, is a synthetic lubricant for pipelines exposed to high temperatures:
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Hot rolling mills are subject to high loads and shocks, along with contamination from water, steam, scale and rolling oil. Manual or centralised lubrication can be used. With a -10 to 160 °C service temperature, Klüberplex BE 91-502 grease is suitable for hot rolling mills, and offers many key advantages:
Our experts understand the entire steel production process, from ore processing to rolling mills finishing line going through coke plants, blast furnaces, sinter plants and lime plants. They provide personal advice on selecting the right lubricant, wherever you are. We continuously enhance our comprehensive range with new solutions that encompass technical innovation right from the start.
Our worldwide presence means that we always have R&D capability close at hand, while logistics time, complexity and costs are minimised.
Overview: products and lubrication points for applications in steel production
Are you looking for the right specialty lubricant for your application area? Do you have questions, or do you need advice on a special solution? We are here to help you – talk with our experts about your project!