Coating Systems Explores the Damage Done by Friction

Coating Systems and friction damage

At Coating Systems, we offer professional coating options for industrial applications, from Xylan, Emralon and Tm001 for o-rings, to spin coating, sandblasting, and powder coating. Through extensive experience, we are able to recommend the best coating and lubrication for a wide range of uses.

But what makes industrial lubrication so important? What kind of damage can result from friction? In our blog, Coating Systems will explore some of the basics of different areas of coating types, and this entry covers the overall importance of lubrication and what it is helping you to avoid.

Potential for Overheating

For those who remember high school physics, one of the hallmarks of friction is the fact that it creates heat. In an industrial setting, unwanted or unexpected additional heat is potentially disastrous.

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Overheating is a common cause of malfunction in machinery, from your car to your PC to your smartphone. For a machine with multiple moving parts, overheating carries with it the threat of a domino effect, wherein a chain reaction of malfunctions thanks to a single, improperly lubricated part.

Accelerated Wear and Tear

If there is enough friction and little enough lubrication to produce an unsafe amount of heat, then another danger is accelerating the wear of machinery and reducing its lifespan. At Coating Systems, we have seen a lot of pieces of equipment that have sustained significant damage too soon in their life cycle due to poor lubrication.

Think about the tires on your car, and the fact that they will eventually need to be replaced due to the treads being worn away through friction with road surfaces. When it rains, you try to avoid driving over deep water for fear of hydroplaning – losing control of the wheels due to the lack of friction.

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This is similar to how lubrication in a mechanical setting works, the difference is that you are striving for the hydroplaning effect, rather than avoiding it.

Increased Power Usage

The more friction machinery has to work against, the more power is needed in order for it to do its job. Lubrication means less friction, and less friction means less energy expenditure.
In the era of eco-friendly business practices, conserving power is a big benefit, not mention an effective way to reduce costs. Coating Systems can advise you on where the benefit to your budget is when it comes to industrial lubrication and reducing friction.

Contact Coating Systems for Professional Options

If you need professional coating services and solutions, Coating Systems has the experience and knowledge that you need. Lubrication is an important part of any industrial system, and we are able to recommend the right method for you. Contact us today to find out how we can help with lubrication, sandblasting, powder coating and more.