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Plastic Gear Lubricant

#1

I’m working on a spider robot using low cost STEM kits. I’ve redesigned the chassis, added electronics, and phase one is working okay. I’m now working on phase two, adding more power, better motors w/ more power, new chassis, etc…

I’m looking for a safe plastic gear lubricant/ grease. Something that won’t break down plastics. One of the plastic’s is PLA. The other’s I’m unsure. They came with the spider kit.

Thanks for your response,
Dana

#2

Hello, Dana.

We do not have any specific recommendations for a lubricant for your plastic gears. In case it is helpful, some our plastic gearmotors have POM gears and use UNI 710 universal food-grade grease.

-Rocky