This year ExxonMobil's Equipment Builder Group, dedicated to helping optimise the performance of machinery and equipment in the manufacturing industry, is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The Group specialises in working alongside Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in more than 150 countries around the world to develop high-performance lubricants which can help manufacturing and engineering companies to improve the safety, environmental awareness and productivity of their operations.
Established in 1914, the Equipment Builder Group has helped OEMs maximise industrial equipment performance and design. Comprised of technical experts and engineers with backgrounds across many disciplines, the Group is often involved with OEMs from the start of equipment conception through to design and construction. This level of insight, from the ground up, enables the team to develop recommendations on formulating lubricants that help to optimise the performance of equipment.
These relationships have enabled ExxonMobil to push the boundaries in regards to lubrication formulation and performance. For example, next-generation products such as Mobil SHC Gear oil have the potential to help industrial organisations secure tangible benefits such as outstanding protection of gears and bearings as well as extended oil life even under extreme conditions. The new gearbox oil range can also offer the potential to improve the energy efficiency of industrial equipment, with some tests recording energy savings up to 3.6 per cent.
Rainer Lange, Mobil SHC Brand Advisor - Europe, Africa & Middle East, ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants, says: "For 100 years, ExxonMobil's Equipment Builder Group has been helping leading industrial OEMs develop new equipment which can help to improve their customer's operations. Today the Group continues to dedicate significant resources to build innovation-led relationships with equipment builders worldwide and develop lubricants which will help industrial organisations optimise the performance of their operations today and into the future."
The Equipment Builder Group has been at the forefront of ExxonMobil securing an extensive range of OEM approvals and recommendations for its high-performance products. ExxonMobil's flagship Mobil SHC synthetic lubricants are approved for use in more than 10,000 applications and have preferential endorsements from more than 2500 equipment builders. Mobil Industrial Lubricants are approved for use by general manufacturing OEMs including Krauss Maffei, Engels, Mazak, ABB, and SEW.
To further help industrial manufacturing companies determine the right oil or grease for their machinery, ExxonMobil has developed Looble - an online Mobil-branded industrial lubricant product selector. This service enables industrial plant operators and maintenance professionals to match their equipment needs with lubrication recommendations for machinery manufactured by more than 6500 equipment builders and OEMs around the world.
For more information about Mobil-branded lubricants and services and the Equipment Builder Group, please visit mobilindustrial.com.