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AlmasolALMASOL® ‘The Protective Edge’ reduces friction, heat & wear and resists chemical attack while withstanding high loads and temperatures to 1,038°C (1,900°F) It has been used on every manned US Space mission due to its incredible capabilities.  [ more info ]

 

What is ALMASOL®?

  • LE’s exclusive ‘wear reducing’ agent
  • Highly refined (1-2 microns) solid, dry-film lubricant derived from Aluminium, Magnesium & Silicate
  • ALMASOL® particles are so small that 8,000 would cover this full stop.
  • Soft tan powder with huge load carrying characteristics, resists acid attack & retains these up to 1,038°C
What does ALMASOL® do?
  • Reduces FRICTION, HEAT & WEAR in bearings , gearboxes, gears & chains

How does ALMASOL® work?

  • ALMASOL® particles attach to all metal surfaces in single, micro-scopic layers, thereby preventing destructive metal-to-metal contact
  • ALMASOL® layer acts like a “protective glove” around all moving parts, providing almasol-to-almasol contact, resistance to acid, less friction, heat & wear
  • ALMASOL® carries heavy loads of up to 400,000 psi providing complete protection against shock loads
  • ALMASOL® will not build on itself or affect machine tolerances
How does ALMASOL® perform? 
  • Wear Reducing protection: In FZG Test LE607 Almasol® Gear Oil had 138 - 263% less wear than other commercial gear oils
  • EP Lubrication: In case of load increase / speed decrease
  • Reduces Friction & Energy: Provides smooth, low drag surface & reduces heat

 ALMASOL®
MOLYBDENUM DISULFIDE (MoS2)
GRAPHITE
 

FLUOROCARBON

(PTFE)

Maximum Service Temperature
 

1038°C

1900°F

 

343°C

650°F

 

426°C

800°F

 

260°C

500°F

LoadCarrying Capacity, psi
 400,000 400,000 80,000 5,000
Lubrication Mechanism
Slippage between particlesShearing of molecular bondsSlippage between particles
Polymer alters orientation
Acid resistance
Inert
 Some – cannot tolerate hydrochloric acid, nitric acid, fluorine, chlorine, pure oxygenSome
Inert
Comments
Has a natural affinity to metal as a result of surface attraction. Will not build on itself or affect machine tolerances.
Oxidises in air above 343°C to form molybdenum trioxide which is abrasive. Tendency to build on itself & affect close tolerances. Cannot tolerate hydrochloric acid & nitric acid, which are often present in lubricant environments especially where heat, water & air are present
Galvanic corrosion problems. Tendency to build on itself.
No load-carrying capacity. Tendency to build on itself.

 

 

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