Electrolube have been the leading supplier of contact lubricants since their invention by the founder in the 1950s. They increase the reliability and lifetime of current carrying metal interfaces, including switches, connectors and busbars.
- Extends the operating life of switches
- Improves signal quality
- Reduces operating temperature
- Controls switch ‘feel’
- Prevents contamination
- Silicone free
Electrolube has earned an unsurpassed reputation for
the manufacture and supply of specialist lubricants
to the automotive, military, aerospace, industrial and
domestic switch manufacturing sectors. The range
has been developed over the years to accommodate
many advances in such rapidly advancing industries;
combining excellent electrical properties and lubricity
with plastics compatibility.
Contact lubricants are specially formulated greases
and oils that reduce friction and enhance the electrical
performance of current carrying metal interfaces in
switches and connectors. Electrolube products are
electrically insulative in thick films, preventing tracking
in ultra thin films, i.e. between closed metal contacts
they allow the current to flow, owing to the ‘Quantum
Tunnelling Effect’. They also exhibit a neutral pH thereby
avoiding surface corrosion.
The effectiveness of even perfectly designed switches
can be improved by contact lubricants and, when
considered at the design stage, significant production
cost savings can be achieved by the use of less
expensive plastics and contact metals.
Tests have shown that contact lubrication can extend
the lifetime of switches by more than 300%, producing
excellent performance under all circumstances and
preventing the need for expensive maintenance.