HOUSTON, Tex. — Shell Lubricants has introduced Shell Retinax LX a new family of lithium complex greases developed for the lubrication of high-temperature components such as wheel bearings.
Shell says the new greases are made from a combination of performance additives. The new product will replace Shell’s Retinax LC.
Shell Retinax LX provides excellent EP/load carrying ability, oxidation stability, rust protection and the ability to adhere to metal surfaces, the company says. It has a distinct red colour that makes it easy to identify in the field.
“The performance capabilities of Shell Retinax LX include outstanding temperature ranges to handle ball and rolling element bearings operating at temperatures between 15 C and +150 C,” says Dan Arcy, technical marketing manager, Shell Lubricants. “This new product line also features increased fretting protection that can help overcome problems suffered by bearings subjected to conditions of excessive vibration.”
Shell officials say Retinax LX resists water washout, providing excellent bearing corrosion protectioin in wet environments. It can be used to lubricate wheel bearings, axles, ball joints, power take-offs, king pins, bushings and disc brakes, the company says.
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