PAO

Motorcycle Ride by Wire Throttle Damping-Case Study

Motorcycle Ride by Wire Throttle Damping-Case Study

A modern motorcycle ride by wire throttle (sometimes called ‘drive by wire’) refers to the absence of mechanical linkage between the accelerator and throttle. Older and conventional motorcycle throttles utilise a cable twist grip with considerably more friction in the mechanism preventing inadvertent opening of the throttle, for example when going…

Lubricants and possible plastic or rubber compatibility issues

Lubricants and possible plastic or rubber compatibility issues

If you are trialling the use of a grease or oil in a prototype device then you will appreciate how crucial lubricants can be; extending the functional life of components, improving the tactile feel of customer operated controls…the reasons to include a lubricant are many and well worthwhile. Before you…

Introduction to Polyalphaolefin (PAO)

Introduction to Polyalphaolefin (PAO)

Polyalphaolefin (PAO) oils are stable, lubricious fluids that are compatible with most plastics and elastomers. PAO oils are considered a great replacement for petroleum based products, are used in countless applications and industry sectors. PAO summary: Temperature range of -60 to 125°C Relatively low cost Excellent wear reduction Good plastic/elastomer…

What is grease?

What is grease?

What constitutes a grease? There are three main components that make a grease, base oil, thickener (sometimes called gellent) and an additive package. Making a grease is thought to be like extreme cooking and in the video, we tried to give an insight into the almost bewildering options and permutations…

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