Conveyor Chain Lubes

Chain drives provide a reliable way to transmit power, move materials or operate equipment. The chain is made of individual links with rollers (spindles), bushings and interconnecting links. An oil film on the outside surface of a chain offers rust protection and minimizes wear at the sprocket. However, the critical area of wear occurs inside the chain, between each roller and its accompanying bushing.

The proper choice of chain lubricant is critical to ensure that it penetrates to the inner friction points properly while also handling various conditions such as high temperatures, dust, water spray and/or the need to be drip-free.

LubeCon offers a wide array of chain lubricants to meet these needs, including mineral-based oils for ambient conditions, dry-film lubricants to prevent drip and penetrate the chain, high-performance/high temperature synthetic oils to maintain clean chains and provide long oil life and food grade oils where incidental contact with food is possible.

The tight clearances of a chain link require a lubricant with excellent penetration to reach the critical inner friction points of the chain.
Poor penetration and lack of lubrication creates wear on the pins and bushings, leading to a “chain stretch” phenomenon that requires more chain take-up over time and eventually the removal of links to shorten the chain.

What Lubricant Is Needed?

Click the icons below to find the Lubricant type that best fits your needs.

Quick Evaporation Of Liquid Components:

Dry-Film

Synthetic

Mineral Oil-Based

Food Grade L19

Increased Anti-wear Additives

Dry-Film

Synthetic

Food Grade L19

Higher Flash Point

Dry-Film

Synthetic

Food Grade L19

Lower Odor

Dry-Film

Food Grade L19

Designed For Higher Moisture Environments

Dry-Film

Food Grade L19

Designed For Use In Food & Beverage Plants

Dry-Film

Food Grade L19

Compatible With Paint Lines

Dry-Film

Synthetic

Has Cleaning Characteristics

Dry-Film

Synthetic

Extending Chain Life While Reducing Lube Usage

LubeCon’s combination of lubricants, applicators and service provides an optimum lubrication solution that not only greatly extends chain life, but also reduces the volume and cost of the lubricant.

Using less lubricant to extend chain life may seem “counterintuitive”; but, if applied precisely to the lubrication points of the chain, only small amounts of oil are needed for maximum effectiveness. Below are case studies that highlight just two of these many successes.

Case study from an automotive paint shop where LubeCon applicator and Series I lubricant lowered the lubricant cost by 23% while extending chain life by an estimated 2.3 times, based on lower wear rates (measured by chain stretch per 100 feet of chain).
Case study from building products manufacturer where LubeCon applicator and Series I/M lubricant lowered the lubricant usage by 88% while doubling chain life.

Chain Oil Selection Chart

PRODUCT NAMETypeISO VGs AvailableViscosity IndexFlash PointPour PointTechnical Data Sheet

Mineral Based

Molub-Alloy CH 22Light viscosity, mineral based chain oil with solids22n/a360°F-49°FMore Info

Dry-Film

LubeCon Series IHeavy duty dry-film lube5.5 cSt135142°F-65°FMore Info
LubeCon Series I/FEFast evaporating dry-film lube3 cStn/a109°F-65°F

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LubeCon Series I/MDry-film lube with additional anti-wear5.5 cStn/a142°F-65°F

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LubeCon Series I/M-200High flash point dry-film lube6 cSt120220°F-65°F

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LubeCon Series I/M OLow odor dry-film lube3 cStn/a150°F-65°FMore Info
LubeCon Series III/NWater displacing dry-film lube9 cSt135150°F-65°F

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LubeCon Series OLight colored dry-film lube for food industry2 cStn/a150°F-65°F

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LubeCon Series 301Moly-free dry film lube5 cStn/a141°F-55°F

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LubeCon Series ATSDry-film lube for high temp applications2 cStn/a150°F-65°F

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Synthetic

Tribol CH 290Chain oil compatible with water-based paint150, 220210 - 225536°F-49 to -38°FMore Info
Tribol CH 1421Chain oil designed for extremely high temps150, 276(SG), 680115 - 232500°F-46 to -20°FMore Info
Tribol CH 1430High temp chain oil with good wetting & adhesion150124514°F-27°FMore Info
Viscogen KL 3, 15, 23, 300High temp synthetic chain oils32, 220, 250, 4000107-165430°F - 480°F-76 to +1°FMore Info
Viscogen KLK 25, KLK 28Chain oils designed for engineered wood presses255, 280160500°F-27°FMore Info
Viscogen GHigh temp chain oil for glass industry220137475°F-29°FMore Info
LubeCon HTCLChain oil designed for extremely high temps46131445°F-40°F

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LubeCon Series 525Chain oil designed for extremely high temps2292250°F-40°FMore Info
LubeCon Series 663 and 735Chain oil compatible with water-based paint220, 22185 - 225410 - 565°F-40°F

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LubeCon Series KCL 46Chain oil designed for extremely high temps46131445°F-40°F

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LubeCon Series SYN HT 200Chain oil designed for extremely high temps20097585°Fn/a

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Food Grade

LubeCon Series VG Light

Semi-synthetic, H1 food grade chain oil15n/a226°Fn/a

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Optileb CH

Synthetic, H1 food grade chain oil32, 150128 - 145428- 457°F-76 to -44°FMore Info