Why do we talk so little about the opportunities of heavy vehicles when it comes to environmental matters?
Talking positively about vehicle lubricants, heavy goods traffic and the environment may not seem completely natural, but it’s definitely something we should be better at. Partly because the level of different kinds of emissions has actually already improved significantly over the years, and partly because there are major gains to be made by anyone who has heavy vehicles to lubricate.
Digitalisation is redefining the playing field in many industries. The area of lubricants is no exception. The products of the future will tell us how they are doing and what kind of maintenance they need. Meanwhile, smart new systems are being launched that can even order their own spare parts.
Lubrication goes without saying in the automotive and other heavy industry. But did you know that lubricants also play a key role in manufacturing high-tech products, including medical implants?
Bacteria that contaminate cutting fluid systems disrupt production and cause problems in the working environment. The FUCHS microbiology lab has developed a ‘toolbox’ that tests cutting fluid resistance in a more intelligent way, making development more accurate and more closely customised.
Increasing demands on ever better fuel economy and lower greenhouse gas emissions are calling for more and more complex vehicle constructions. For automatic transmission vehicles, technical developments mean it’s more important than ever to choose the right ATF oil, to ensure the transmission works optimally its entire life.
He has the drive and the feeling for details – and it made him European Rallycross Champion 2017. Now, Anton Marklund is defending his title. To help him he now has FUCHS, in a new collaboration that aims to help put Anton at the top of the podium again in 2018.
The marine environment is demanding. Therefore, the technical expertise of this sea-salted environment needs to add that little extra. FUCHS has long experience in marine engineering. We know what is required to lubricate smartly, so that customers keep both course and speed.
The market for electric cars is setting new records. It is redrawing the map in the automotive industry, but also affecting lubricant manufacturers and other suppliers to the industry. Read more about a changing industry, where technical solutions and attitudes towards mobility are currently being challenged.
Here are a few tips that help you keep good order in your lubrication maintenance. They reduce the risk of operational disruptions and unplanned stoppages and is a key component of Preventive Maintenance.
X as in eXceptional. X as in eXtreme. These words sum up the properties of the XTL® technology in our engine oils: exceptional performance, in extreme conditions and temperatures. These oils reduce fuel and oil consumption, while also improving cold-start properties.
Cooling, sealing, keeping clean and protecting against rust – lubricating oils are subject to a wide range of requirements. At the same time, oils are now often closely integrated with the technology to be lubricated. This is achieved by mixing from 2 to 22 ingredients to produce impressive properties.
Machine breakdown and unplanned production stoppages are expensive. Quite often, the problems are related to the oil. Approximately 80 percent of breakdowns are caused by contaminated oil and poor filtration. This can be avoided by means of regular oil analyses.