LE can help with your food grade oil and grease needs
When it comes to food, beverage and pharmaceutical applications, Lubrication Engineers food grade oil and food grade grease can play a significant role in preventing costly damage brought on by severe operating conditions. Our high-performance food grade greases and oils are registered NSF H1 for incidental food contact, certified Kosher Pareve, and certified Halal by IFANCA - making them suitable for use in food manufacturing plants.
Regardless of load, temperature, environment and speed, LE has a suitable food machinery lubricant solution for your facility. Some of LE's food machinery lubricants are additive-free USP-grade white mineral oils, while others contain our exclusive additive Quinplex that imparts various qualities to our food machinery lubricants, including impact resistance, wear reduction, and increased oil film strength.
Our formulation of food grade greases and oils have been used in food manufacturing operations for years to provide dependable reliable operation. Typical applications where our customers have used LE's food grade lubricants include blenders, bottle washers, cams, conveyors, gearboxes, slides, conveyer chains, cookers, bottling machines, packaging equipment, valves, hydraulics, canning machines, bushings and more. We have hundreds of testimonials showcasing how we have helped customers with their lubrication reliability, including critical applications and equipment.
Look for products that contain Quinplex
Many of LE's food grade greases and oils contains Quinplex, which is LE's exclusive additive used to provide outstand water resistance, tackiness and enhanced mechanical stability, and helps to form a barrier against corrosion. Learn more about Quinplex.
Food Grade Grease
H1 Quinplex® Food Machinery Lubricant (4022-4025)
H1 Quinplex Food Machinery Lubricant is aluminum complex thickened grease suitable for a broad operating temperature range. In addition to being a food grade grease – NSF H1 registered for incidental food contact – it is also robust enough to withstand moisture, high temperatures, extreme pressures and other harsh conditions found at food manufacturing plants. It features an aluminum complex thickener base, providing extreme water resistance, excellent mechanical stability, reversibility and tackiness. Key additives include Quinplex, LE’s proprietary impact-resistant additive, and a rust and oxidation inhibitor. Switching to H1 Quinplex Food Machinery Lubricant results in longer bearing life, fewer equipment repairs, less downtime and lower lubricant consumption. Also available in an aerosol.Typical Applications: Blenders, bottle washers, cams, carbonators, conveyors, cookers, crowners, de-hairing machines, dividers, electric motors, extractors, feather pickers, filling machines, food carts, knives, labelers, mixers, molders, o-rings, packaging machines, proofers, saws, sifters, slicers, slides, and wrappers
Available NLGI Grades: 2 (4025), 1 (4024), 0 (4023), 00 (4022)
H1 Quinplex® High Temperature Lubricant (4051)
This long-lasting food grade grease is nonmelting and provides constant protection for high-temp bearing applications. Bearings operating in or near heat-generating equipment are subject to temperatures that cause ordinary greases to melt and run, leaving critical bearing surfaces unprotected. H1 Quinplex® High Temperature Lubricant is a clay-thickened grease designed to withstand high temperatures, staying in place to provide constant lubrication. It also resists oxidation and vaporization, and repels water. NSF H1 certified, it is a suitable lubricant for use in food processing and other sensitive environments. By ensuring longer lubrication intervals and fewer bearing failures, H1 Quinplex High Temperature Lubricant helps contribute to increased production and a healthier bottom line.Typical Applications: High-temperature applications where an NSF H1 registered food grade product should be used, including pellet mills, kilns, exhaust fans, oven conveyors, and plastic blow molding machines.
Available NLGI Grades: 1 1/2 (4051)
H1 Quincal™ Syn FG Grease (4070-4072)
Formulated for use in food processing applications, H1 Quincal Syn FG Grease features a synthetic base fluid, calcium sulfonate complex thickener, and Quinplex, LE's proprietary impact-resistant additive. This premium combination imparts a very high dropping point, exceptional inherent extreme pressure (EP) characteristics, superior mechanical stability, low oil bleed, tackiness and water resistance - everything you need to protect and extend the life of your equipment. NSF H1 registered for incidental food contact, this grease is the right solution for a wide variety of food processing applications. It is especially effective when used on bearings operating in a warm, moist environment or in operations where a lot of water is needed to keep equipment cool. H1 Quincal is robust enough to handle elevated temperatures and other harsh conditions found at food manufacturing plants, resulting in longer bearing life, fewer equipment repairs, less downtime and lower lubricant consumption.
Typical Applications: Works well in variety of food processing applications, including: blenders, cookers, filling machines, canning machines, bottling machines, and packaging equipment
Available NLGI Grades: 2 (4072), 1 (4071), 0 (4070)
Food Grade Penetrating Oil & Lubricant
H1 Quinplex® Penetrating Oil & Lubricant (4058) & Aerosol (4059)
This outstanding H1 food grade penetrating oil and general lubricant works quickly to dissolve rust, gums and varnish to free up frozen parts. H1 Quinplex Penetrating Oil & Lubricant is NSF H1 registered for incidental food contact. It resists rust and corrosion, leaving a light lubricant film for further lubrication and corrosion prevention on metal surfaces. It contains H1 polar organic solvent to assist in water displacement and contains Quinplex, LE’s proprietary additive to improve oil film strength. H1 Quinplex Penetrating Oil & Lubricant is available in bulk sizes and aerosol cans.
Typical Applications: Any area where a penetrating and lubricating oil suitable for incidental food contact is required, including bottling and canning equipment, food processing machinery, slides, cams, chains and other machine surfaces
Available container sizes for 4058: Pail, Drum, 275 gallon tote
Available container sizes for 4059: Single Can and case of 12
Food Grade Silicone Spray
H1 Silicone Spray (804)
H1 Silicone Spray is a great H1 food grade silicone-based aerosol spray for use on machine parts and equipment in locations in which there is potential exposure of the lubricated part to food. Available in an aerosol can.
Typical Applications: Food processing equipment, food packaging equipment, lock mechanisms, rubber door and window seals, ironing and pressing equipment, cutting tables for smooth and even cutting, vending equipment, molding equipment, and dry cleaning equipment
Available container sizes for 804: Single Can and case of 12
Food Grade Gear Oils
H1 Quinplex® Syn FG Gear Oil (4150-4460)
H1 Quinplex Syn FG Gear Oil is an NSF H1 registered synthetic food grade gear oil that protects gears in extreme high and low temperatures in a variety of gearboxes and other critical applications in food and beverage manufacturing facilities. It was formulated to withstand severe loading conditions and prevent rust and corrosion. H1 Quinplex Syn FG Gear Oil contains 100 percent synthetic base stock. Its anti-wear capability differentiates it from many other white oils on the market. It also offers great seal compatibility and excellent nonfoaming qualities. To ensure good metal adhesion, it contains a shear stable polymeric tackifier system including Quinplex, LE’s proprietary impact-resistant additive.
Typical Applications: Equipment where incidental food contact may occur, including: bearings, gearboxes, open gears, slides, guides, chains, conveyor chains, and valves
Available ISO Viscosity Grades: 150 (4150), 220 (4220), 320 (4320), 460 (4460)
H1 Quinplex® White Gear Lubricant (4090-4250)
H1 Quinplex White Gear Lubricant is an NSF H1 registered food grade oil that protects gearboxes in food production applications. It is also recommended for a variety of other critical applications in food and beverage manufacturing facilities. Formulated to withstand severe loading conditions, prevent rust and corrosion, and provide superior protection at a wide range of operating temperatures, H1 Quinplex White Gear Lubricant contains a carefully selected blend of pure mineral and synthetic base stocks. It offers anti-wear protection, differentiating it from many other white oils on the market. To ensure good metal adhesion, it contains a shear stable polymeric tackifier system including Quinplex, LE’s proprietary impact-resistant additive.
Typical Applications: Equipment where incidental food contact may occur, including: slides, guides, chains, conveyor chains, valves, bearings, gearboxes, open gears, and worm gear applications
Available ISO Viscosity Grades: 220 (4090), 460 (4140), 680 (4250)
Food Grade Oven Chain Lubricant
Ovenworx™ H1 Syn Chain Lubricant (4061)
Ovenworx H1 Syn Chain Lubricant was formulated specifically to combat the demanding conditions present with oven chain applications by offering superior heat resistance. In addition, it is approved for incidental food contact and contains no artificial dyes, making it a good choice for food manufacturing plants needing superior heat resistance. Oven chain efficiency is dependent upon a lubricant that can keep the chain operating freely and smoothly, fighting the ever present heat and moisture that can cause corrosion and eventually lead to premature failure of oven chain pins and bushings. Only the most robust lubricant formulations can perform in this application; it is not an area to cut corners. If the oven chain fails, output comes to a screeching halt.
In addition to this high level of protection, equipment runs more cleanly and efficiently with Ovenworx H1 Syn Chain Lubricant, which lubricates without the need of solids. Lubricants with solids have to be stirred to keep the solids distributed within the carrier and prevent them from falling out of the suspension. Solids also can create housekeeping issues by building up over time, creating gum and gunk around the application area, especially when over-applied.
Typical Applications: Automatic lubrication systems for baking ovens, kiln chain drives, skate chains in bread and bun baking ovens, stenter & tenter chains, and other high-temperature oven chains
Available ISO Viscosity Grade: 220 (4061)
Food Grade Oils
H1 Quinplex® Synthetic Food Grade Oil (4032-4046)
H1 Quinplex Synthetic Food Grade Oil is an NSF H1 registered synthetic food grade oil formulated for use in food processing and other sensitive environments where superior anti-wear, rust and oxidation resistant properties are required. It clings to equipment and provides reliable water-resistant protection from oxidation, rust and wear. Featuring 100 percent synthetic base oil, H1 Quinplex Synthetic Food Grade Oil has excellent load-carrying abilities, can be used in low-temperature applications, and contain Quinplex, LE’s proprietary impact-resistant additive.
Typical Applications: Bearings, bushings, slides, chains, compressors (including rotary screw air), vacuum pumps and hydraulics used in: animal feed preparation, aluminum/metallic foil and package manufacturing, food processing, paper-making machinery, and textile machinery
Available ISO Viscosity Grades: 32 (4032), 46 (4046)
H1 White Utility Oil (4201-4204)
H1 White Utility Oil is an NSF H1 registered general purpose lubricant for use where incidental food contact can occur. It is a food and USP grade white mineral oil containing no additives. It is suggested for preventing rust after washdown operations. In addition to food manufacturing uses, it can be used for textile applications where a non-staining oil is required like spindle oil and needle oil applications. H1 White Utility Oil is not for use where rust & oxidation (R & O), anti-wear (AW) or extreme pressure (EP) oils are required.
Typical Applications: General lubrication applications where incidental food contact can occur. Can also be used for textile applications where nonstaining oil is required.
Available ISO Viscosity Grades: 46 (4204)
H1 Quinplex® White Oil (4010-4040)
H1 Quinplex White Oil is an extremely pure, nonstaining, odorless, tasteless, translucent and non-irritating lubricant that can be used with confidence where incidental food contact or staining can occur. It provides superior anti-wear performance that many white oils on the market do not offer.
Typical Applications: Lubricant and rust preventative for machinery and other equipment in food processing/animal feed preparation; lubricant for drawing, stamping, forming and rolling metallic foil and packages used in food packaging; machinery lubricant for textile and paper industries; lubricant for use in bearings, bushings, slides, chains, compressors, vacuum pumps and hydraulics
Available ISO Viscosity Grades: 46 (4010), 68 (4020), 100 (4030), 150 (4040)
To learn more about our food grade oil and grease solutions, please contact LE.