Smart Lubrication™ for vehicle chassis and brake systems

 

Optimised driving performance

 

Meet your fundamental lubrication needs for advanced chassis and brake system design with DuPont’s MOLYKOTE® brand specialty lubricants. With deep expertise, a heritage of innovation, collaborative problem solving and reliable global supply and support, these high-performance Smart Lubrication™ solutions are precisely formulated and application-specific to help you achieve :

  • Energy efficiency with reduced frictional losses and better wear control.
  • Comfort and design with improved softness and reduced noise and vibration.
  • Safety with increased component reliability, reduced wear and improved corrosion resistance.
  • Durability with increased process efficiency and extended component life.

 

Design to optimize driving performance with a choice of MOLYKOTE® brand Smart Lubrication™ solutions:

  • Greases with special additives to resist water washout, evaporation or oxidation.
  • Silicone compounds for lubricating light loads and sealing at extreme temperatures.
  • Anti-seize pastes with high levels of solid lubricants for heavy loads and slow speeds.
  • Anti-friction coatings for clean dry film lubrication to control friction, wear and noise.
  • Solids and powders for plastics lubrication and specialised friction control additives.
  • Oils and dispersions with performance additives in synthetic or mineral blends.

 

Innovating with smart science

 

Proven and effective MOLYKOTE® brand Smart Lubrication™ solutions can help you achieve chassis and brake system design goals for driving performance innovation:

 

Improved braking performance; reduced noise and vibration

 

  • Pedal systems, parking brakes
  • Boosters, actuators
  • Caliper pins and springs
  • Brake pad clips, shims, springs
  • Drum brake components
  • Friction additives (Lubolid) for pads and liningss

 

Maintains steering response, precision and softness

 

  • Steering column bearings
  • Tilt wheel adjustments
  • Electric power steering
  • Gears, linkage, tie rods

 

Decrease suspension wear and NVH

 

  • Spherical plain bearings, axial joints, bushings
  • Strut bearings

 

Provide lifetime lubrication for hard-to-reach components

 

  • Parking brake cables, gears
  • Assembly fasteners

 

Smart Lubrication™ Selection Guide: Chassis and Brakes

 

Applications Design need Potential solution(s) Product benefits
Booster/actuator Reduced friction and wear MOLYKOTE® PG-54 Grease Silicone oil based grease with excellent compatibility with elastomers
MOLYKOTE® 111 Silicone oil based compound with a wide operating temperature range
Brake clips, springs Friction and wear control in extreme temperatures MOLYKOTE® D-708 Anti-Friction Coating AFC based on heat-cured PTFE for controlled friction with minimal wear
MOLYKOTE® D-7405 Anti-Friction Coating Heat-cured AFC with low coefficient of friction and good corrosion protection
Brake pad shims Reduced friction and wear MOLYKOTE® M-77 Solid Lubricant Paste Silicone oil with thickener and MoS2 solid lubricant
Caliper pins Reduction of fretting, corrosion, NVH and abnormal wear of pads/rotors MOLYKOTE® G-3407 Caliper Pin Grease PAG-based synthetic grease for reducing fretting resistance in metal-to-metal combinations
MOLYKOTE® G-807 Low Friction Silicone Compound PTFE modified compound for rubber/metal and plastic/metal lubrication
Drum brake component Reduced friction, wear and resistance of brakes MOLYKOTE® 44M Grease Silicone oil based grease with good water resistance
MOLYKOTE® G-n Metal Assembly Paste Synthetic lubricant based on MoS2 with a very low coefficient of friction for the running-in of components.
Electric parking brake Lifetime lubrication with improved performance MOLYKOTE® E Paste Lifetime lubrication with improved performance
MOLYKOTE® AG-633 Grease Synthetic grease for the lubrication of plastic parts
MOLYKOTE® D-708 Anti-Friction Coating PTFE-based heat-cured AFC with excellent corrosion protection
Brake pads, linings Reduced wear, discoloration and vibration MOLYKOTE® Lubolid Additive Powders Inorganic additives for more precise friction control in pads and linings.
Pedal systems Reduced friction with improved flexibility MOLYKOTE® 106 Anti-Friction Coating Heat-cured dry film AFC for clean, long-lasting lubrication, unaffected by dust and dirt.
MOLYKOTE® D-7409 Anti-Friction Coating AFC based on MoS2, heat cured, with excellent lubrication
Steering system Reduced friction, wear and noise MOLYKOTE® EM-30L Grease Synthetic grease for the lubrication of plastic parts
MOLYKOTE® D-7409 Anti-Friction Coating AFC based on MoS2, heat cured, with excellent lubrication
Suspension, axle bearings Reduced friction and wear in severe service MOLYKOTE® G-4700 Extreme Pressure Synthetic Grease NLGI GC-LB certified extreme pressure grease for heavy loads and vibrations
MOLYKOTE® Longterm 2/78G High Performance Grease Mineral oil based grease with high load capacity
Strut bearings Reduced friction and wear MOLYKOTE® Longterm 2 Plus Bearing Grease Mineral oil based grease with solid lubricants and extreme pressure additives
Assembly Fasteners, bolts Improved assembly with a tightening torque MOLYKOTE® D-7405 Anti-Friction Coating Heat-cured AFC with low coefficient of friction and good corrosion protection
MOLYKOTE® D-321 R Anti-Friction Coating Air-curing MoS2-filled dry glide coating, high ageing resistance

 

NOTE: These are proven and effective MOLYKOTE® brand Smart Lubrication™ solutions for vehicle chassis and brake system design. Contact us to find out which products are available for your specific needs.

 

Sustainable design solutions

 

Improve the sustainability of your project with DuPont’s Smart Lubrication™ solutions, branded MOLYKOTE®. To meet key chassis and brake design needs, these advanced specialty lubrication technologies can be custom formulated for specific performance characteristics, regulatory standards and process requirements. Raw materials include base oils such as silicone, mineral or polyalphaolefin (PAO) oils; solid lubricants such as molybdenum disulphide (MoS2) and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE); thickeners such as lithium; and a variety of performance additives to inhibit rust, resist wear or withstand extreme pressures.

  • MOLYKOTE® brand anti-seize greases and pastes reduce wear and noise while resisting corrosion and water washout in the lubrication of safety critical steering, suspension and braking components.
  • MOLYKOTE® brand anti-friction coatings optimise friction and wear control, reduce brake system noise and remain effective in the presence of dust and dirt.
  • MOLYKOTE® brand Lubolid additives provide precise friction properties for antimony and lead free brake pads and linings to meet the requirements of the End of Life Vehicle (ELV) Directive.

 

Smart Lubrication™ solutions for other vehicle components.

 

In addition to the MOLYKOTE® brand Smart Lubrication™ solutions for chassis and brake design featured in this selection guide, DuPont also offers effective and proven lubricants for these automotive systems:

  • Electrical
  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Powertrain

 

Source : Guide de sélection – Lubrification intelligente pour le châssis des véhicules et les systèmes de freinage de Molykote

 

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