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Leading lubricant for reaming, tapping and drilling operations

ROCOL RTD, the world’s leading hand-applied lubricant for reaming, tapping and drilling operations, is distributed locally by Bearings International (BI).

Available in both liquid and spray formulations, the range contains technically-advanced extreme-pressure additives that reduce friction at the cutting edge. “This means that ROCOL RTD extends tool life as well as promoting a superior surface finish, resulting in cost-savings and improved quality,” BI Product Manager Richard Lundgren comments.


BI Product Manager Richard Lundgren

The liquid formulation not only doubles tool life, but is suitable for all metals, including aluminium. Benefits include reduced wear and tap breakages, increased rates of metal removal, reduced scrap, and greater dimensional accuracy and repeatability. It is available in 400 g, as well as five litre and 20 litre quantities.

The spray formulation is a 400 ml aerosol-applied metal-cutting lubricant suitable for all metals, including hardened steels and titanium in even the most severe cutting operations. Ideal for applications where accessibility is an issue, it is a must-have product for all machine shops, tool rooms and maintenance departments. “ROCOL RTD has been the market leader for over 60 years. However severe the reaming, tapping or drilling application, this is the ideal product,” Lundgren concludes.


ROCOL RTD extends tool life and gives a superior surface finish.

“It is part of our strategy of being a total solutions partner for our customers in stocking some of the best products and brands from around the world, and ROCOL RTD definitely falls into this category,” BI Business Unit Head: Product and Engineering Ross Trevelyan comments.


BI Business Unit Head Product and Engineering Ross Trevelyan

BI, part of the Hudaco Group, has consolidated its position as a leading distributor of bearings and power transmission products in Southern Africa by launching a new brand identity at the end of last year. “Our aim is to become a proactive company providing excellent service to our customers to ensure we are the preferred supplier,” BI CEO Burtie Roberts emphasises.

About Bearings International
Bearings International (BI) is a member of the Hudaco Group. It is a leading distributor of bearings and power transmission products in Southern Africa. With its customer-focused approach, it is committed to delivering value to all stakeholders, offering quality solutions that make a real difference to optimising plant availability and turnaround time. With over 58 years’ experience in the bearings industry, BI puts this expertise to good use. It goes to great lengths to ensure that its product range and service meet the changing needs of its clients, industry and business. Backed by an elite technical team, BI covers the full spectrum of customer requirements. It is able to ensure immediate availability of product through its nationwide network of branches.

Bearings International Contact Details 
Karen Kemp
Tel: 011 899 0003
Email: karenMK@bearings.co.za
Web: www.bearings.co.za

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