Moly Slide & Way Lube

Moly Slide & Way Lube is an anti-wear mild extreme pressure oil that is specially formulated to meet the lubrication requirements of machine tool slides and ways.

It is blended from the finest high viscosity index solvent refined hydro-finished 100% pure paraffin base stocks available. These high viscosity index 100% pure paraffin base stocks allow Moly Slide & Way Lube the ability to possess superior oxidation resistance and chemical stability.

Blended into these high viscosity index paraffin base stocks is a highly specialized additive package. This additive package provides Moly Slide & Way Lube with exceptional anti-wear and mild extreme pressure properties that are needed to overcome stick-slip motion and chatter that is ordinarily associated with slow-moving machine parts. This additive package also provides Moly Slide & Way with exceptional rust and oxidation inhibiting and corrosion inhibiting properties.

The problem

The majority of slides and ways are designed to perform under hydro-dynamic lubrication conditions. That is, a full fluid film must separate the metal surfaces of the slides and ways during operation. However, during periods of start-up or severe shock loading this film can be destroyed. Unless a boundary lubricant is present in the slide and way lube when this full fluid film is destroyed, wear, scoring and galling of the metal surfaces can take place.

The Schaeffer Solution

To prevent this wear Micron Moly® is further blended into the product. Micron Moly® is a liquid soluble type of moly that plates to the sliding and rubbing surfaces of the slides and ways. This plating action forms a long lasting solid lubricant film on these sliding and rubbing surfaces that will withstand pressures up to 500,000 pounds of pressure per square inch. Once plated to the sliding and rubbing surfaces Micron Moly® produces a smooth finished surface and also reduces friction between moving parts. This results in less heat being generated which in turn reduces operating temperatures and downtime.

Moly Slide & Way Lube also contains adhesive-cohesive additives that allow the product to strongly adhere to the slides and ways. Moly Slide & Way Lube meets and exceeds the requirements of Cincinnati Milicron P-47 and P-50 and S.I.P. Manufacturing.


Product Name



160 Moly Slide & Way Lube SAE 10 ISO 32/46

160 Moly Slide & Way Lube SAE 20 ISO 68

160 Moly Slide & Way Lube SAE 30 ISO 100

160 Moly Slide & Way Lube ISO 220