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Choosing the right hydraulic fluid

A bit of history: Engine oils have been used in a variety of applications mainly since they are available almost everywhere in the world and fit the old belief that “oil is oil” that will work at least for a while. Engine oils are designed for use in engines and may not be the best choice for other applications. Engine oils have very poor water separation and tend to emulsify water which leads to rust, wear, high operating temperatures due [...]

Proper Bearing Storage

Proper Bearing Storage

The importance of proper bearing storage is often underestimated. The conditions under which bearings and seals are stored can have an adverse effect on their performance. Inventory control can also play an important role in performance, particularly if seals are involved. Therefore, it is recommended to practice a “first in, first out” inventory policy. Storage conditions To maximize the service life of bearings, SWEPCO recommends the following basic housekeeping practices: Store bearings flat, in a vibration-free, dry area with a cool, steady [...]


Looking for Independent Sales Representatives

Looking for Independent Sales Representatives Texas based manufacturing company looking for Independent Field Service Representatives for Europe. SWEPCO is headquartered in Texas, serviced in Europe via STRATSON Logistics Europe in Tilburg, The Netherlands. If you or your company are experienced regarding lubricant related queries is a plus, but not strictly necessary. We have an extensive training program by which you will be prepared very well to represent SWEPCO and be able to advise customers how to improve their maintenance, resulting [...]

STRATSON Logistics Europe

New direction SWEPCO worldwide and change in Europe

On December 31, the lubricant division of Southwestern Petroleum Corporation was acquired by new ownership and the company continues under the name Southwestern Petroleum Lubricants, LLC with the trusted SWEPCO brand name. Currently, the new SWEPCO in Fort Worth, Texas is in the process of setting up a new plant and it will be fully equipped with the latest technology in approximately 3 months, so that they can continue to make the highest quality lubricants in the world. On January [...]

Swepco 210 Multi-Grade Gear Lube

210 Multi-Grade Gear Lube

Swepco 210 Multi-Grade Gear Lube is a state -of-the-art mineral oil-based fluid formulated to outperform standard gear oils in mobile and stationary gearboxes, differentials, transfer cases, and transmissions. SWEPCO 210 Multi-Grade Gear Lube is a  high performance gear oil formulated to deliver superior, all-weather performance. Whether the application calls for protection of mobile or stationary gearboxes in hot or cold temperatures, superior base stock blends, proprietary Lubium® II antioxidation/ anti-corrosion package and other advanced additive chemistry insure extended drain protection from [...]

Internal Combustion Engine

Internal Combustion Engine

The future of the internal combustion engine (ICE) There is a lot of speculation about what will become of the internal combustion engine that has served mankind for over a century. Concerns about climate change, pollution, energy and energy efficiency, resources, while preserving mobility, industry, and personal freedoms. States such as California and several foreign countries have banned the sale of ICE after 2035 and are pushing total electric vehicles. A recent IMLA (Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association) townhall discussed a meeting between [...]


Which Grease do I use?

Which Grease works Best for YOUR bearing application? Bearings are everywhere and used in a wide variety of applications. The same question is asked when presented with a new or different application, “Which Grease do I use?” Food Grade: The choices are limited to SWEPCO 115 and 116, depending upon the speed, load and temperature range. High Temperature: For extreme temperatures above 400°F (204°C) and areas where a non-melt grease is preferred then SWEPCO 101, 102, or 104 grease depending upon whether the [...]



SWEPCO traditionally has been focused on industrial and fleet lubrication where high performance and specialty lubricants are needed. Value added products generally were viewed as unnecessary for everyday personal transportation and leisure vehicles. But what about SWEPCO and RACING? Over time, week-end racers, off-roaders, and even racing professionals were hearing about these awesome products from an unknown company in Texas that were outperforming the well-known brands. Word of mouth spread the stories of high-performance lubricants that work in the most [...]

TC-W3 Two-Cycle Engine Oil

TC-W3 Two-Cycle Engine Oil

SWEPCO 313 TC-W3 TWO-CYCLE ENGINE OIL is a Two-Cycle Engine Oil formulated to be used in (a.o.) any watercraft requiring a TC-W3 oil that can be either premixed or injected into the cylinder. Typical 2 stroke engine Advantages of SWEPCO 313 TC-W3 TWO-CYCLE ENGINE OIL: Designed for severe TC-W3 applications. Can be used in any watercraft requiring this unique specification. Can be mixed with fuel or injected into the cylinder. Reduces spark plug fouling for smooth, even operation. Prevents piston deposits and ring sticking [...]

Changing Lubricants on Open Gears

Changing Lubricants on Open Gears

All open gears need lubrication to operate properly and prevent damage to the gear teeth. These gear sets are found on ball mills, rod mills, grinders, draglines, power shovels, and crushers. There is usually a bull gear with 1 or more pinion gears that drive the larger bull gear. One of the objections that come up when changing to SWEPCO lubricants is cleaning the old lubricant off the gear sets. Many open lubricants are asphaltic based that build up on [...]