Damping Grease

Damping Grease: PST-600 Series PolySi® G-MAN® Lubricants

PolySi® G-MAN® Damping Greases are a cost-effective means for fine-tuning tolerance, motion control, noise control, and vibration in mechanical and electro-mechanical instruments. Damping greases also referred to as motion control grease or noise control grease, reduce wear, seal out moisture and dust, and enhance motion control. A damping grease allows instruments to be more exact and operate smoothly. Using the right damping grease can reduce engineering and production costs while enhancing quality and performance. Perceived quality is everything, and the feel of a part can greatly impact customer satisfaction.

Damping greases controls vibration in electro-mechanical instruments

Have you ever used a camera with manual zoom lenses? The control you feel is not precision gearing but rather a damping grease. The damping grease actually reduces the amount of machining needed to correctly operate the gearing, thereby reducing product cost.

The accuracy of a variety of instruments, including medical equipment, can be dictated by the quality of the damping grease used in the instrumentation. In many industries, plastic gearing is replacing metal gearing for weight and cost reasons. The limitations of plastic and plastic gearing increase the importance of selecting the right damping grease.

Selecting a Damping Grease

The selection of a damping grease will depend on the temperature range of the application and the type of feel the designer wants the device to have when operated. While standard grease is slick, a damping grease is designed to be more sticky, so that force is needed to move through it.

PolySi® G-MAN® PST-600 series is broad enough to meet most damping requirements. However, if needed, we can custom formulate to meet the exact specifications of your design, and in the long run, save you money on instrumentation. For example, a silicone damping grease thickened with PTFE can be used in a high temperature, high viscosity application. Call today to discuss your specific application so that we recommend the right damping grease.

Damping Grease Applications:

Instruments, medical equipment, medical instruments, office equipment, photographic equipment, microscopes, potentiometers, appliances, automotive components, electrical switch devices (not sliding), automotive instrument panels, stereo equipment, and measurement equipment. For more information on applications, please see Industries and Applications.

Packaging options include drums, pails, gallons, cans, bottles, tubes, unit dose, grease packets, grease cartridges, syringes, and custom design options.

PolySi® G-MAN® Damping Greases

PolySi® G-MAN® Lubricants
PST-600 Series
PST-602 Translucent, Ultra-Low Damping
PST-609 Translucent, Low Damping
PST-614 Translucent, Medium Low Damping
PST-616 Translucent, Medium Damping
PST-650 Translucent, Medium High Damping
PST-699 Translucent, High Damping