MOTOREX Although lubrication technology is everywhere in modern life, it remains all but invisible from the outside. Developing and producing a lubricant perfectly suited for a given application takes many process steps and considerable knowledge.
1. REFINED REFINING Besides crude oil, a growing number of alternative products (synthetic fluids, plant oils, etc.), each with its own beneficial characteristics, are being used as base oils in lubricants. In conventional production, appropriate base oil types are distilled in fractionation towers, which can reach heights of up to 60 meters. Along with fuels, this is where the base oils for lubricants originate. Through the choice of raw materials and subsequent processing, the final product’s most important basic properties such as viscosity (flow behavior), pour point (lowest temperature at which the oil will flow) and flash point (ignition temperature) © fotolia.com
are already determined.
2. TO LANGENTHAL BY RAIL Base oils meeting the required specifications are shipped directly to Langenthal in 20,000 to 50,000-liter tank cars and road tankers. At a
special unloading terminal, the shipment is pumped out after a sample has been analyzed in the plant.
1947 REX BECOMES MOTOREX As motorization expands rapidly, the company seeks to underscore its leadership as a supplier of lubricants. In 1947 the MOTO element (motare is Latin for “to move back and forth”) is added to the REX brand (Latin for king). MOTOREX also offers a compelling quality guarantee.
MOTOREX MAGAZINE 110
I MAY 2017