Mobilith SHC™ 460 helps extend bearing life, saving more than US $66,000 annually*

Customer annual savings of

US $66,690

Mobilith SHC™ 460 synthetic grease success story


Minera Sabinas, a Mexican mining company, operates machinery equipped with SKF roller bearings throughout its plant. Lubricated with a mineral-based grease, an average of eight roller bearings required replacement each month at a cost of US $774 each, including parts and labor. In an effort to reduce costs and increase equipment availability, the company approached ExxonMobil engineers for a lubricant solution capable of enhancing bearing life.


ExxonMobil engineers recommended the company transition to Mobilith SHC™ 460, a high-performance synthetic grease. Formulated with an advanced lithium-complex thickener and a carefully selected proprietary additive system, Mobilith SHC™ 460 grease is specifically designed to provide superior wear protection across a wide operating temperature range, and enhance bearing life.


After making the switch to Mobilith SHC™ 460 synthetic grease, the company reported a reduction in the number of bearing replacements from 96 to six per year. In addition, the use of Mobilith SHC™ 460 grease helped lower bearing operating temperatures by as much as 10° Celsius. Together, these benefits have helped extend bearing life, increase equipment availability, maximize productivity and reduce labor costs, helping to generate a company-estimated savings of more than US $66,000 per year.

*This proof of performance is based on the experience of a single customer. Actual results can vary depending upon the type of equipment used and its maintenance, operating conditions and environment, and any prior lubricant used.

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