WCA May/July 2020

Technology news

Metalube invests in further laboratory equipment As part of an ongoing investment programme into research, innovation and new product development, lubricant manufacturer Metalube has purchased a new LR-2.ST laboratory system. The quality control department has also capitalised on a new automated viscosity and density meter, which speeds up and improves accuracy of viscosity testing.

❍ LR-2.ST laboratory reactor system

The LR-2.ST is a modular laboratory reactor for simulation and optimisation of chemical reactions as well as homogenising processes on a laboratory scale. It offers torque control, heat control and homogenisation, allowing the company to optimise production efficiency and aiding scalability.

❍ Viscosity meter

Technical director Chris Nettleship said, “Both these investments allow us to be more efficient and offer higher standards of customer service. This LR-2.ST laboratory reactor has given us the potential to develop new and innovative greases and lubricants and catapulted our research and development capabilities to the next level. The reactor means that development samples can be a true representation of what happens in the plant environment.” Metalube Ltd www.metalube.co.uk


Wire & Cable ASIA – May/July 2020


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