ASSEMBLY AND PAINT SHOP

Our Liquid Engineers develop lubricants to help maintain equipment and offer chain oils that ensures paint compatibility and avoid “fish eye” and reduce re-working.

We recognise that auto assembly and paint shop are key to an automotive plant and have a bearing on the final throughput of a plant and the final product customers see in the dealerships. 

We are passionate about providing advice and global solutions that benefit your processes and efficiency.  With best-in-class products, extensive lubrication expertise and experience, we aim to deliver optimum operating efficiency by maximising uptime at minimum cost.

Working closely with paint suppliers and Chain manufacturers, we offer global product consistency, ensuring best practice transfer across your regional manufacturing facilities.

We will work closely with you to tailor solutions to your unique and individual needs, incorporating the latest technology and combining it with the traditional approach for which Castrol is synonymous with.

Assembly Lines

Assembly Lines

Castrol’s Liquid Engineers know that the most critical applications in assembly lines are the conveyor chains and their gearboxes, and that one of the main factors affecting plant efficiency is machinery downtime. 

Minimising this downtime and unplanned maintenance is the priority of production management, which is why our Liquid Engineers recommend using planned lubrication scheduling and predictive machine condition monitoring regimes, along with the right lubricants, to help to increase uptime.

For your assembly line operations, the following products come recommended by our Liquid Engineers:

Applications

Recommended product

Conveyor

MOLUB-ALLOY CHAIN OIL

Castrol’s Molub-Alloy Chain oils are mineral based and are designed for use in a variety of plant-wide chain and conveyor applications where operating temperatures are up to 90 C/190 F.

VISCOGEN KL RANGE

Castrol’s Viscogen K range is thermally stable synthetic lubricants designed for high temperature lubrication in severe environments.

Robotics

OPTIGEAR BM RANGE

With Microflux Trans Plastic Deformation technology, our Optigear range offers long-term or life-time lubrication, even when subjected to difficult conditions. Optigear has been formulated to help extend equipment life and protect against future damage.

OPTIGEAR SYNTHETIC RO

Designed specifically for gears used in Robots. Optigear Synthetic RO maintains its performance even in conditions of extreme temperature and the plastic deformation technology offers long-term lubrication .

LONGTIME PD0,00

Lithium based greases providing optimum wear protection and low coefficient of friction even under extremes of pressure, vibration, shock loads, at high or low speeds or varying micro-smoothing of friction surfaces.

Electric Motors

SPHEEROL AP RANGE

Lithium-based greases incorporating solvent-refined base oils, containing oxidation and corrosion inhibitors, helping to ensure long service life and high level protection for metal surfaces. Sutable for use in high speed bearing such as those used in electric motors, fans or alternators.

LONGTIME PD1,2

Lithium based greases providing optimum wear protection and low coefficient of friction even under extremes of pressure, vibration, shock loads, at high or low speeds or varying micro-smoothing of the friction surfaces.

Gearboxes

ALPHA SP RANGE

High quality lubricants based on highly refined mineral oil, enhanced with sulphur/phosphorus extreme pressure additive technology, providing outstanding thermal stability and high load carrying capacity.

ALPHASYN EP RANGE

Castrol Alphasyn EP range is a synthetic gear oil with sulpur / phosphorus Extreme Pressure (EP) additive technology providing outstanding thermal stability and high load carrying capacity .It is suitable for use in gearboxes where micropitting resistance is required and for a wide range of applications in extreme environments.

OPTIGEAR BM RANGE

With Microflux Trans Plastic Deformation technology, our Optigear range offers long-term or life-time lubrication, even when subjected to difficult conditions. Optigear has been formulated to help extend equipment life and protect against future damage.

OPTIGEAR SYNTHETIC PD

Castrol Optigear Synthetic PD is based on synthetic hydrocarbons with Castrol’s advanced gear oil system providing special plastic deformation (PD) and surface improvement performance and providing Superior micro pitting protection 

Bearing Greases

SPHEEROL EPLX RANGE

Multi-purpose greases range  possess EP load carrying properties, and
contains additives selected to enhance oxidation, corrosion and wear resistance

MOLUB-ALLOY 860 RANGE

Our Molub-Alloy 860 high performance grease range is designed to extend the service life of bearings in heavy-duty applications and at elevated temperatures..Lubricating solids protect parts despite shock loads and boundary conditions.

TRIBOL 4020

Multi-service greases (non dark) formulated for heavy duty applications of plain and anti-friction bearings under medium to high loads.  Designed to extend the service life of bearings in heavy duty and elevated temperaturesusing propriety additive package that promotes surface improvement.

Paint Shop

PAINT SHOP

Castrol’s Liquid Engineers have designed specific lubricants to help address the issues that face the production management of a paint line.

We know that any lubricants used must be compatible with the paint fluids, otherwise you can experience poor paint adherence to the metal surface. This in turn can lead to loss of production and vehicles requiring re-finish. 

Our experts recognise that this issue needs to be confronted prior to a lubricant being used for any application in the paint shop. Moreover, the OEM’s demand that the products undergo a formal in-house testing and approval procedure prior to being used.
For your paint shop operations, the following products are recommended by our Liquid Engineers:

Operations

Recommended product

Robotics

OPTIGEAR BM RANGE

With Microflux Trans Plastic Deformation technology, our Optigear range offers long-term or life-time lubrication, even when subjected to difficult conditions. Optigear has been formulated to help extend equipment life and protect against future damage.

OPTIGEAR SYNTHETIC RO

Designed specifically for gears used in Robots. Optigear Synthetic RO maintains its performance even in conditions of extreme temperature and the plastic deformation technology offers long-term lubrication 

LONGTIME PD0,00

Lithium based greases providing optimum wear protection and low coefficient of friction even under extremes of pressure, vibration, shock loads, at high or low speeds or varying micro-smoothing of the friction surfaces.

Electric Motors

SPHEEROL AP RANGE

Lithium-based greases incorporating solvent-refined base oils, containing oxidation and corrosion inhibitors, helping to ensure long service life and high level protection for metal surfaces. Sutable for use in high speed bearing such as those used in electric motors, fans or alternators.

LONGTIME PD1,2

Lithium based greases providing optimum wear protection and low coefficient of friction even under extremes of pressure, vibration, shock loads, at high or low speeds or varying micro-smoothing of the friction surfaces.

Gearboxes

ALPHA SP RANGE

High quality lubricants based on highly refined mineral oil, enhanced with sulphur/phosphorus extreme pressure additive technology, providing outstanding thermal stability and high load carrying capacity.

ALPHASYN EP RANGE

Castrol Alphasyn EP range is a synthetic gear oil with sulpur / phosphorus Extreme Pressure (EP) additive technology providing outstanding thermal stability and high load carrying capacity .It is suitable for use in gearboxes where micropitting resistance is required and for a wide range of applications in extreme environments.

OPTIGEAR BM RANGE

With Microflux Trans Plastic Deformation technology, our Optigear range offers long-term or life-time lubrication, even when subjected to difficult conditions. Optigear has been formulated to help extend equipment life and protect against future damage.

OPTIGEAR SYNTHETIC PD

Castrol Optigear Synthetic PD is based on synthetic hydrocarbons with Castrol’s advanced gear oil system providing special plastic deformation (PD) and surface improvement performance and providing Superior micro pitting protection 

Bearing Greases

SPHEEROL EPLX RANGE

Multi-purpose greases range possess EP load carrying properties, and
contains additives selected to enhance oxidation, corrosion and wear resistance

MOLUB-ALLOY 860 RANGE

Our Molub-Alloy 860 high performance grease range is designed to extend the service life of bearings in heavy-duty applications and at elevated temperatures..Lubricating solids protect parts despite shock loads and boundary conditions.

TRIBOL 4020

Multi-service greases (non dark) formulated for heavy duty applications of plain and anti-friction bearings under medium to high loads. Designed to extend the service life of bearings in heavy duty and elevated temperaturesusing propriety additive package that promotes surface improvement.

MOLUB-ALLOY 2115-2 ( HIGH TEMPERATURE GREASE)

Primarily developed for extended service in oven conveyor bearings, Molub-Alloy 2115-2 is recommended for bearings operating in paint drying ovens where minimum reapplication and dripfree performance is required. Thermally and chemically stable – unparallel resistance to oxidation at high temperatures therefore extending relubrication intervals without undue risk of under lubrication, lubrication starvation, or an increase in power draw. Virtually inert below 300ºC/575ºF – resists the thickening and hardening that is typical of petroleum greases in high temperature service

MOLUB-ALLOY 1000 (HIGH TEMPERATURE GREASE)

Extreme temperature grease utilises synthetic base oils in conjunction with a blend of Molub-Alloy lubricating solids selected for high temperature service. Used in overhead sealed trolley wheel conveyor bearings passing through a paint drying oven in an automotiveassembly plant. Also uded in floor conveyor bearings passing through paint drying ovens in an automotive assembly plant.

Conveyor chain lubricants

TRIBOL 290

Castrol Tribol 290 for lubricating conveyor chains, helps to significantly extend the useful life of the chain by providing contact zone friction and wear protection for reduced power consumption and conveyor downtime.

TRIBOL 1421 RANGE

For demanding high temperature chain applications providing a unique combination of extremely low volatility and low residue formation tendency, which allows for reduced lubricant consumption and improved housekeeping.

TRIBOL 1430

Castrol Tribol™ 1430 high-temperature chain oil is formulated to help reduce the amount of lubricant required and extend intervals between re-application. 

VISCOGEN KL

Castrol’s Viscogen K range is thermally stable synthetic lubricants designed for high temperature lubrication in severe environments.