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Recovering from two years of interrupted business, manufacturing activities are gaining a swift pace as the economy shifts gears to recoup lost time and revenue. Today, businesses are not only outdoing competitors but also constantly reimagining their own practices to usher greater efficiency in everyday practices and management. In this competitive atmosphere, industries are keen to accentuate profitability – and the most effective path to that end rests in reducing unnecessary costs in machine maintenance and breakdowns. Here, choosing the correct lubrication solution and partnering with leading providers to monitor equipment health can make a big difference in improving productivity, efficiency, and consequently, profitability.

Very often, manufacturers are tempted to postpone or delay preventive maintenance or replace original components with lower-quality products. Though a short-term fix, this practice tends to create unsafe conditions; especially in harsh manufacturing environments where low-quality components, including lubricants, can threaten operations by failing to meet existing conditions. Poor maintenance can also cause health and safety issues, and lead to unplanned or excessive downtime. Manufacturers need to conduct preventive maintenance on recommended schedules to keep operating costs low and throughput high while ensuring workers’ safety. As an industry leader, Mobil™ Lubricants has been partnering closely with manufacturing firms to help them maintain their competitiveness and achieve increased efficiency.

Innovation At Mobil

Building on our legacy of over 150 years, we offer a complete range of lubrication solutions for the manufacturing sector. These include a variety of engine oils, greases, hydraulic oils, cutting oils, metalworking fluids, and more. Mobil’s industrial oils include OEM-approved products with years of proven performance. For instance, the Mobil DTE 10 Excel™ Series high-performance anti-wear hydraulic oils have been specifically designed to meet the needs of modern high-pressure, industrial and mobile equipment hydraulic systems. These hydraulic fluids help keep hydraulic systems cleaner, and longer compared to conventional hydraulic fluids. They’re proven to boost hydraulic efficiency by up to 6 per cent*, which can decrease power consumption and increase system responsiveness. They also help reduce machine maintenance and operating costs.

To ease slideway operations, we have formulated the Mobil Vactra™ Oil Numbered Series. These premium-quality slideway lubricants have been designed to meet requirements of accuracy, aqueous coolant separability and equipment protection of precision machine tools. They allow smooth, uniform motion at design travel speeds, enhancing machine productivity and prolonging tool life.

While choosing the correct lubricant is key to machine performance, ensuring continuous machine operations with minimal downtime is another important consideration. Mobil’s superior lubrication formulations are complemented by Mobil’s service expertise under the Mobil Serv℠ Lubricant Analysis (MSLA) program, which has been ensuring continuity and good health of heavy-duty metalworking equipment in various manufacturing businesses.

India is among the fastest-growing major economies in the world, with phenomenal potential for economic and industrial growth. Bringing efficiency and performance guarantee to the country’s rich manufacturing sector can significantly aid productivity and profitability. At Mobil, the Indian market is a key focus; especially because of the country’s diverse manufacturing ecosystem that combines a variety of businesses with unique needs. There is great promise for growth in a conducive policy environment that aligns well with Mobil’s goal to drive advancement in the lubrication and consequently, industrial sector.



Authored by

Rupinder Paintal, Director-Market Development, ExxonMobil Lubricants Pvt. Ltd.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Economic Times – ET Edge Insights, its management, or its members

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