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Fully synthetic high-performance gear oil of elevated viscosity reduces maintenance costs for rail vehicles

September 20. 2016

Fully synthetic high-performance gear oil of elevated viscosity reduces maintenance costs for rail vehicles

Klüber Lubrication complements product portfolio for railway gearboxes

With Klübersynth GE 4 80 W 140, Klüber Lubrication complements its range of efficient high-performance oils for railway gears. “Our fully synthetic railway gear oil Klübersynth GE 4 75 W 90 with a kinematic viscosity of approx. 130 mm²/s at 40 degree Celsius has proven successful for many years,” explains Thomas Kamprath, Market Manager Rail Industry from Klüber Lubrication. “For applications requiring an elevated viscosity we developed the new railway gear oil Klübersynth GE 4 80 W 140, which shows a kinematic viscosity of approx. 250 mm²/s at 40 degree Celsius. Its product concept corresponds to that of the tried-and-tested Klübersynth GE 4 75 W 90 approved by many OEMs, however has a higher viscosity.”

This high-performance gear oil offers high resistance to scuffing and micropitting as well as very good protection against wear on gear teeth and rolling bearings. The base oils' shear stability prevents the lubricant film from collapsing, which is essential to protect both teeth and rolling bearings.

The product's low foaming tendency and anti-corrosive properties enable problem-free gear operation. Klübersynth GE 4 80 W 140 offers a much longer service life than conventional mineral oils due to the excellent ageing and oxidation resistance. Thus service intervals are extended and maintenance costs reduced.

The high-performance gear oils from Klüber Lubrication can be used in spur, bevel and hypoid gears, especially if API GL4 or API GL5 is required. Klübersynth GE 4 75 W 90 is approved by several gear manufacturers like IG Watteeuw, Voith Turbo, Siemens-Flende, Stadler Rail, Bombardier, CAF and the German railway operator Deutsche Bahn.

 

About Klüber Lubrication

Klüber Lubrication is one of the world's leading manufacturers of speciality lubricants, offering high-end tribological solutions to virtually all industries and markets worldwide. Most products are developed and made to specific customer requirements. During its more than 80 years of existence, Klüber Lubrication has provided high-quality lubricants, thorough consultation and extensive services, which has earned it an excellent reputation in the market. The company holds all common industrial certifications and operates a testing section hardly rivalled in the lubricants industry.

Klüber Lubrication, set up as a retail company for mineral oil products in Munich in 1929, is today part of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities SE & Co. KG, a Business Group of the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim. Klüber Lubrication has about 2,000 employees in more than 30 countries.

About Freudenberg Chemical Specialities

Freudenberg Chemical Specialities develops, manufactures and markets chemical specialities. In order to be as close as possible to customers, the company has a global market presence comprising five brands: Klüber Lubrication, Chem-Trend, OKS, SurTec and Capol. Freudenberg Chemical Specialities is one of the world's leading manufacturers of speciality lubricants, release agents, chemotechnical maintenance products as well as surface treatment and electroplating solutions. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, Freudenberg Chemical Specialities operates in about 40 countries via its own companies. In 2015, the Business Group employed a workforce of around 3,300 and generated a turnover of approx. Euro 960 million.

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E-mail: andreas.hasslinger@klueber.com

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