Shell Tellus S2 MX 46
Shell’s Tellus S2 MX 46 is a hydraulic lubricant offering a superlative level of performance. This superior oil product from Shell uses the company’s unique, patented technology to provide an outstanding performance plus excellent protection from wear and tear in manufacturing and mobile machinery and equipment.
One of this product’s chief properties is its ability to resist breaking down, even in environments or conditions involving excessive heat or mechanical stress. This reduces the formation of deposits that can be detrimental to hydraulic equipment performance.
Advantages of Tellus S2 MX 46
There is a whole range of key features and benefits that use of this product conveys, making it one of the most popular lubricants in industries using hydraulics. The following are some of these:
Lengthened fluid life
Shell Tellus S2 MX 46 has a longer life than many equivalent lubricants. Users benefit as it can help to reduce costs due to lower maintenance downtime for machinery. The lubricant has built-in resistance to chemical or thermal breakdown, which in turn reduces the amount of sludge formed. It excels in the Turbine Oil Stability Test (TOST), and its use can help to improve and maintain a high level of system cleanliness.
Excellent wear protection is another key benefit of using this particular product range. The anti-wear formula remains effective throughout operations, even during very low or high load conditions, or in heavy load applications. The formulation is zinc-based, and this assists with the prevention of corrosion and rusting.
During a wide range of piston and vane pump tests, this product also performs very well indeed. These include both the dry and wet variants of the Denison T6C test, and results demonstrate that Tellus S2 MX products assist components in performing to an improved standard for sustained periods of time.
Improved system efficiency
The whole Shell Tellus product range excels in terms of maintaining an efficient system. Some of the products’ features ensure a high performance in air release, antifoam and water separation. This contributes to the cleanliness and filterability of hydraulic systems, as well as their overall efficiency.
The high level of cleanliness found when using these products, combines with Shell’s unique ingredients to help reduce the effect of contaminants on hydraulic system filters. This leads to a longer life for filters and facilitates the use of finer filtration processes.
Tellus S2 MX 46 is formulated for a speedier air release while preventing excessive foaming. This ensures that the hydraulic power transfer process runs seamlessly and as efficiently as possible. The fluid impacts of oxidation and cavitation are lowered, and this also leads to a longer lubricant life.
The Shell Tellus S2 MX range is widely and successfully used during three main types of processing, as follows.
Manufacturing hydraulic systems
The Shell Tellus S2 MX lubricants are all designer approved, and are highly recommended for use during various hydraulic power applications, such as those found in a variety of manufacturing and mechanical environments.
Mobile hydraulic systems
These lubricants can be used to great effect with excavators, cranes and other mobile hydraulics systems. They are not ideal where there are significant variations in temperature, however, so for such applications Shell recommends the use of their Tellus S2 VX product range.
Marine hydromechanical systems
Shell’s Tellus S2 MX range is suited to use in marine industry, especially in those instances that recommend the use of ISO HM category hydraulic lubricants.
What is the compatibility level of this lubricant?
This range of Shell hydraulic lubricants can be used for the oiling of most hydraulic pumps. However, you should check with the manufacturer or supplier before using with pumps containing components that could possibly be silver plated.
Shell’s Tellus S2 MX range offers good fluid compatibility. The products can be used in conjunction with the majority of other mineral oil-based hydraulic fluids, though in the interests of health and safety it is not advisable to combine these hydraulic fluids with other fluid types.
Shell Tellus S2 MX 46 can be used alongside the types of with paint or seal materials that are normally recommended for use with mineral oil lubricant products.
Health and safety awareness
As a responsible company and market leader, Shell has outlined health and safety warnings that relate to the use of these products. Although the lubricants are not likely to present hazards if utilised correctly and as the manufacturer intends, Shell advises customers to avoid this product coming into contact with the skin.
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Shell Tellus S2 MX 46 is the ideal product for anyone wishing to prolong the working life and enhance the performance of their hydraulic equipment. Get in touch with Lubrishop if you want to find out which Shell Tellus product is best suited to your intended use, or to find out more about any of the lubricants we can supply.