Dry Film Lubrication
Solid film lubricants offer many advantages unmatched by other lubricants meeting the most demanding applications. They will eliminate galling and seizing and reduce friction under heavy loads. Solid film lubricants operate well in a vacuum; are unaffected by extreme heat or cold, and resist contamination or removal by most solvents. Everlube® solid film lubrication has been recognized by the AEC, NASA and by every major aircraft company in North America… the only product to earn this distinction. Every solid film lubricant is not limited to applications involving loads exceeding 100,000 psi or operating in the bitter cold of liquid oxygen. Solid film lubricant is clean, dry, odorless, may be applied for the life of a part even in sealed mechanisms.
Solid film lubricants are often described as "lubricating paints". They are composed of a suitable resin or binder, lubricating solids, additives and a solvent system. Applied to properly prepared surfaces in a thin film, .0004” ± .0001” the resultant dry coating has high load carrying capacity, corrosion protection and long wear life. Other desired properties such as LOX compatibility, fluid resistance, oven cure or air dry, will depend upon the specific formulation.
The solid film lubricants that Haward Corporation uses have qualified to numerous U.S. Government specifications and are used and specified by numerous aircraft manufacturers, aerospace prime contractors and industrial concerns. We apply LUBE-LOK®, KAL-GARD®, ECOALUBE®, PERMA-SLIK®, LUBRI-BOND®, Sandstrom®, and others.
Some suggested applications for solid film lubricants - Jack Screws, Adjusting Screws, Threaded Fasteners, Self-tapping Fasteners, Thrust Washers, Gears, Levers, Bearings, Shafts, Studs, Cams, Cam Followers, Slides, Valves, Pistons, Nuts, Bolts, etc.
Many solid film lubricants, each designed for a different service, cover the full range of applications. They may be applied to all metals as well as plastic, wood and synthetics. Preparation and application vary with the material and service requirements and should be determined by a qualified dry lubricant specialist.
Custom applications have been a specialty of Haward Corporation since the development of modern solid film lubricants. Haward’s engineers require only information on load conditions and desired service life to provide an answer to your lubrication problems. Engineering consultation and prototype processing are available to confirm our lubrication analysis.