Specialty lubricants for the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing

Industry meets art: Klüber Lubrication China developed a comprehensive lubrication & maintenance concept for the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing to ensure smooth curtain operations and great visual experience.

When it comes to performing arts, both the show on stage and the stage design contribute to the overall experience of the audience. In order to enable a versatile and impressive experience, each theatre room of the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing has uniquely designed stage facilities. Among the equipment, the stage curtain is the key device to control the play acts and ensure the artistic effect. There are nearly 1,000 high-end plays held each year in the National Centre for the Performing Arts, so a reliable operation of the stage curtain is crucial for an unforgettable experience.

As an invisible but essential functional element, the drive gearbox of the stage curtain lift effects directly the success of each performance. To ensure accurate mechanical operation of the gears, the right lubrication with its anti-wear, anti-corrosion and cooling properties is a key factor for success.

That’s why the National Centre for the Performing Arts has always payed great attention to the right lubrication and maintenance of the gearboxes - the product used must meet highest requirements, not only in terms of lubricant quality and efficiency but also regarding reliable availability:

  • Long-term lubrication: Avoidance of frequent lubricant replacement
  • Reliable and efficient lubrication and anti-wear protection of the drive gearbox, which is in frequent operation
  • Delivery on time: Reliable product delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Customer-oriented service: Regular technical support, quality monitoring and other related services

As a global specialist for high-performance lubricants, Klüber Lubrication has developed a tailored lubrication & maintenance solution for the National Centre for the Performing Arts to meet their tough technical and service requirements in order to ensure reliable operation of the high-end machinery.

Specialty high-performance synthetic gear oil to replace mineral oil

Taking into account the requirements of the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Klüber Lubrication proposed a replacement of mineral by synthetic oil: The two selected high-performance synthetic gear oils Klübersynth GH 6 (ISO VG 80/460/680) and Klübersynth GEM 8-220 S offer not only excellent scuffing, micro-pitting and wear protection; they also provide effective lubrication and roller bearing protection of the gearboxes as well.

Local production to ensure delivery on time

The high-performance synthetic gear oil series are locally produced at the Klüber Lubrication plant in Shanghai, China. While maintaining the very high product quality, this plant also ensures supply stability and timely delivery during these unprecedented times.

Comprehensive guideline to facilitate the gear oil change

Klüber Lubrication and its channel partners have developed a comprehensive guideline for gear oil change and provide continuous support for operation and maintenance, including oil disposal and gearbox flushing, thus ensuring accurate service and troubleshooting.

After-sales support through oil condition analysis and testing services

Klüber Lubrication conducts regular inspections (oil condition analysis) of the gear oils and provides expert recommendations regarding the maintenance of the stage curtain lift gearboxes.

Learn more about lube condition analysis here.


This comprehensive lubrication & maintenance concept ensures efficient and reliable operation of the stage curtain lift in the National Centre for the Performing Arts and offers following benefits:

  • Reliable operation of the gear boxes of the curtain lift, thereby ensuring smooth curtain operation and great visual experience
  • Extending the service intervals of the gear boxes, reducing downtime and maintenance costs
  • Timely delivery of high-quality lubricants and entire oil changes on maintenance schedule
  • Providing services to track the lubricant and equipment condition and to prevent unexpected breakdowns

With high-performance lubricants and technical services, Klüber Lubrication helps to leverage the plays in the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing and is thus a well recognized partner by the latter.

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