Contact Lubricants

Switch to a superior performance

Usage scenario for Electrolube contact lubricants
  • Extends the operating life of switches
  • Improves signal quality
  • Reduces operating temperature
  • Controls switch 'feel'
  • Prevents contamination
  • Silicone free

Electrolube have been the leading supplier of contact lubricants since their invention by the founder in the 1950s. They increase the reliability and lifetime of current carrying metal interfaces, including switches, connectors and busbars.

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Electrolube has earned an unsurpassed reputation for the manufacture and supply of specialist lubricants to the automotive, military, aerospace, industrial and domestic switch manufacturing sectors. The range has been developed over the years to accommodate many advances in such rapidly advancing industries; combining excellent electrical properties and lubricity with plastics compatibility.

Contact lubricants are specially formulated greases and oils that reduce friction and enhance the electrical performance of current carrying metal interfaces in switches and connectors. Electrolube products are electrically insulative in thick films, preventing tracking in ultra thin films, i.e. between closed metal contacts they allow the current to flow, owing to the ‘Quantum Tunnelling Effect’. They also exhibit a neutral pH thereby avoiding surface corrosion.

The effectiveness of even perfectly designed switches can be improved by contact lubricants and, when considered at the design stage, significant production cost savings can be achieved by the use of less expensive plastics and contact metals.

Tests have shown that contact lubrication can extend the lifetime of switches by more than 300%, producing excellent performance under all circumstances and preventing the need for expensive maintenance.

Contact Lubricants

Electro-Plating Compounds

EPC - Electro-Plating Compound

EPC
Electro-Plating Compound

1Kg

Product code: EPC01K


EPC has been specially developed for use in electro-plating and anodising plants. EPC is not absorbed by plating solutions like ordinary mineral oil based grease can be; this is particularly relevant when used for hard chrome when very costly damage can be caused to the electrolyte. Ordinary greases will also rapidly deteriorate in a plating shop and leave an insulating layer on the contacts, an issue that does not occur when EPC is used. Application of EPC onto metal interfaces reduces resistance and energy consumption, thereby reducing voltage drop at connections and ensuring that the maximum plating current flows for any applied voltage. The product also inhibits against corrosion, reducing the frequency of cleaning.


Key Properties:
  • Especially developed for use on electro-plating and anodising plants
  • Inhibits against corrosion
  • Improves electrical contact on anode and cathode bars, pick up shoes, rack contacts, bushbar joints etc.
  • Formulated to assist in the removal of tarnish and corrosion

Product data sheets
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