what is Molybdenum Lubricant ?

What is Molybdenum Lubricant and how does it work?

Molybdenum is an organic mineral used for its ability to increase the oiliness of metal parts. As an anti-wear layer, the mineral draws itself onto metal surfaces. It isn’t soluble in oil so this additive may not be effective. Also, it needs to be lubricated with a good lubricant so that it does NOT clog any oil filter or passageways.

In almost all parts of heavy duty vehicles, moly grease is utilized. The grease used to make U-joints or automatic slack adjustmenters should have 5% or less molybdenum sulfuride. This is necessary in order for internal gearing not to be bound. Although it may not affect performance, moly grease can be used to adjust slack.

Molybdenum grease is a type or lubricant having low friction and high pressure absorption. Molybdenum oil has excellent anti-stick and corrosion properties. It is used to produce all types and sizes of machine elements by pressing them into place. Moly oil prevents the formation of gear pitting. It is excellent for machine parts and can also be used for lubricating metal to metal contacts. It can be used to oil threaded bearings as well as roller bearings.

Molybdenum-disulfide also makes a great lubricant. It is composed of both molybdenum-sulfur atoms. Because of its sulfur-atoms, it can be bound to metal surfaces. The compound prevents metal surfaces from being contacted by asperities. MoS2, another common MOLYBDENUM lubricant, is made up of particles with sizes from one to 100 um. Sliding friction properties for MoS2 range from 0.1 to 1.01 s.

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