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Breakthrough lubricants that deliver excellent performance


The Mobil SHC™ line of synthetic lubricants boost productivity and profitability, while enhancing safety and environmental care

India is witnessing a new industrial age. With the renewed thrust on ‘Make in India’ and strong impetus from the government, fresh investments are pouring into the core industrial sectors and India is witnessing a new wave of global benchmarking in all forms of economic activities. The positive developments in the industrial sector are a harbinger of new opportunities for the lubricants market.

New opportunities
The growing industrial lubricants market in India is encouraging multinational companies to consolidate their position in the country. The increasing demand for high quality, high performance lubricants is encouraging global majors like Mobil™ to focus in the Indian market, bringing cutting-edge, technologically superior specialty lubricants for the Indian customers. As newer manufacturing technologies gain momentum, the lubricant industry is gearing up to meet the need for customised specialty products, giving Indian customers best-in-class products developed through global expertise of decades.

India is a key market on the global manufacturing map and given its relatively low per capita consumption of lubricant, there is immense potential for growth in line with global trends for years to come. Manufacturers in India are waking to the benefits of technologically superior world-class lubricants that yield huge dividends in terms of improved productivity, significant cost savings and enhanced profitability. Companies like ExxonMobil™ are bringing their decades of legacy and next generation technologies in delivering lubrication solutions to help customers optimize their maintenance programs, improve equipment performance, ensure safety and enhance sustainability of their operations.

The Mobil advantage
As an industry leader in lubricants, ExxonMobil has specialised lubrication products and services across industries, sectors and applications. From general manufacturing, metal working, food and beverage processing to pulp and paper, cement, construction, plastics, metals and mining, Mobil is enabling industrial companies to achieve excellence in their manufacturing operations.

Even as OEMs and manufacturers are switching to the superior synthetic oils vis-à-vis the conventional oils for their advanced lubrication needs, Mobil has brought its Mobil SHC™ line of latest lubricants that far exceed the capabilities of conventional oils. Under severe operating conditions, such as high temperatures, loads and pressures, frequent starts and stops, wide operating temperature ranges, and even contamination, Mobil SHC lubricants become even more critical to ensure reliable operations – be it gears, compressors, bearings or air compressors. For instance, the upper operating limit for Mobil SHC lubricants is a full 50°C higher than the maximum operating temperatures for high-quality conventional oils. These synthetic lubricants offer long oil life and extend equipment life, creating less waste and potential energy savings while helping to increase worker’s safety by minimizing potentially hazardous maintenance.

The SHC portfolio
The Mobil SHC line of products are recognized and appreciated around the world for innovation and outstanding performance. These synthetic products, pioneered by Mobil’s research scientists, symbolize the continuing commitment to using advanced technology to provide lubricants with excellent balanced performance.

The state of the art Mobil SHC range
Mobil SHC™ 600 Series lubricants
Mobil SHC™ 600 Series lubricants are exceptional performance gear and bearing oils designed for problem-free operation and increased productivity. These scientifically engineered oils are formulated using the latest proprietary and patent pending Mobil SHC technology. The Mobil SHC 600 products feature improved air release performance in the lower viscosity grades. These products are resistant to mechanical shear, even in heavily loaded gear and high shear bearing applications, so that there is virtually no loss of viscosity.

Mobil SHC™ Gear
Mobil SHC™ Gear Series is a line of performance synthetic industrial gear oils designed to provide outstanding protection of gears and bearings, extended oil life even under extreme conditions, helping to enable problem-free operation of equipment and increased customer productivity. These scientifically engineered synthetic lubricants are formulated from base fluids that have exceptional oxidation and thermal properties and excellent low-temperature fluidity. The high viscosity index of these oils deliver less change in viscosity with changes in temperature, enabling wider operating temperature range and improved low temperature startup. Mobil SHC Gear Series lubricants contain an advanced proprietary additive system designed to provide protection against conventional wear modes such as scuffing, micro-pitting fatigue, rust and corrosion. The reduced fluid friction produces lower operating temperatures and helps improve gear efficiency.

Mobilgear™ SHC XMP
Mobilgear™ SHC XMP Series synthetic gear oils, with Mobil’s polyalphaolefin (PAO) technology, are designed to provide optimum equipment protection and oil life under extreme conditions. The SHC XMP series is selected for its exceptional oxidation resistance and thermal properties, naturally high viscosity index, excellent low temperature fluidity and absence of undesirable compounds that are often found in mineral oils. The high viscosity index and low traction coefficient of this oil combine to help provide significant reduction in power consumption in many gear drives. In addition, compared to conventional gear oil chemistries, they offer the potential for improved lubrication of gearbox rolling element bearings. Mobilgear SHC XMP Series products offer outstanding rust and corrosion protection in applications where salt water and acidic water protection are required.

Mobilith SHC™
Mobilith SHC™ Series greases are superior performance products designed for a wide variety of applications at extremes of temperature. They combine the unique features of synthetic base fluids with those of a high quality lithium complex thickener. The wax-free nature of synthetic fluids and the low coefficient of traction provide excellent low temperature pumpability and very low starting and running torque. These products offer the potential for energy savings and can reduce operating temperatures in the load zone of spherical roller and ball bearings. The lithium complex thickener contributes excellent adhesion, structural stability and resistance to water. Mobilith SHC Series greases are available in seven grades – from ISO VG 100 to 1500 and in NLGI grade from 2 to 00. The benefits of Mobilith SHC Series include longer grease life, enhanced bearing protection and bearing life and improved efficiencies.

Mobil SHC™ 500
Mobil SHC™ 500 Series oils are exceptional performance hydraulic oils formulated from synthesised, wax-free hydrocarbon-base fluids combined with a carefully engineered super-stabilised additive system. They are exceptionally high quality, wide-temperature, shear-stable hydraulic oils with controlled low-temperature pumpability properties and maximised anti-wear protection for high-pressure vane, piston and gear pumps. The Mobil SHC 500 Series oils exhibit outstanding shear stability allowing their use in high-pressure, high-temperature operating environments for extended periods of time without the loss of critical lubrication characteristics, reducing maintenance as well as product disposal costs.

Mobil SHC™ Rarus
Mobil SHC™ Rarus Series synthetic air compressor oils are formulated to deliver up to three times longer oil drain intervals than other synthetic air compressor lubricants. In fact, Mobil SHC Rarus oils have even demonstrated the ability to perform for up to 24,000 hours in field tests, protecting vane and rotary screw air compressors. They are designed for severe service – such as high final compression temperatures or extended oil drain intervals – where other synthetic oils do not meet service life expectations. These oils can help minimize need for maintenance and downtime, enhancing safety through exceptional durability, while supporting sustainability efforts with extended oil drain intervals.

Mobil SHC™ Polyrex
Mobil SHC™ Polyrex Series greases deliver high-performance lubrication through advanced poly-urea thickener technology. The Mobil SHC Polyrex Series greases are designed to offer high-temperature performance, excellent water resistance and balanced wear protection for a wide variety of industrial and food processing applications. These greases are NSF H1 registered for incidental food contact, assisting in HACCP facility programs, and making them particularly valuable for use in the food and beverage industry. They have demonstrated outstanding performance with excellent load-carrying capabilities in steam-saturated conditions and dusty environments, providing protection from rust and corrosion with uncompromised grease life. This lubricant has resistance to water washout and oil bleeding at high temperatures.

Mobil SHC™ Grease is recognized around the world for its innovation and outstanding performance. Developed after working closely with equipment builders, the Mobil SHC Grease delivers exceptional results. Compared to conventional greases, the benefits of this synthetic grease include longer grease life, enhanced false brinelling protection and bearing life, wide temperature range of application and improved mechanical efficiency.

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