As part of an ongoing commitment to research and innovation, a new round of capital investment in METALUBE’s technical research centre has led to the acquisition of new state-of-the-art equipment for its laboratory in Manchester. The leading global lubricant manufacturer has purchased a brand-new reactor system, the LR-2.ST, and a brand-new automated viscosity and density meter, which will improve the speed and accuracy of testing in the quality control department.
The new equipment expands the laboratory’s capabilities by optimising the chemical reactions and providing a simulation environment for METALUBE’s manufacturing processes. In addition, the LR-2.ST reactor offers torque control, heat control and homogenisation allowing the company to optimise production efficiency and aiding in future scalability.
Chris Nettleship, Technical Director says: “Investment in the METALUBE Technology Centre allows us to be more efficient and offer higher standards of customer service.” He adds: “This LR-2.ST laboratory reactor has given us the potential to develop new and innovative greases and lubricants and catapulted our research and development capabilities to the next level. With the acquisition of the reactor, our development samples will be a true representation of what happens in the plant environment.”