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Gear Lubrication – Stopping Micropitting By Using The Right Lubricant

October 26. 2011

Gear Lubrication – Stopping Micropitting By Using The Right Lubricant

The AGMA Fall Technical Meeting 2011will be held October 30 – November 1, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The AGMA (American Gear Manufacturers Association) provides an outstanding opportunity to share ideas with others on the design, analysis, manufacturing, and application of gears, gear drives, and related products, as well as associated processes and procedures. Authors have the opportunity to present the results of their work to an audience of knowledgeable professionals from the United States and abroad, and to participate in discussions with that audience.

On this event Klüber Lubrication will present a lecture with the subject "Gear Lubrication - Stopping Micropitting By Using The Right Lubricant"

Micropitting is a type of fatigue failure occurring on hardened tooth flanks of highly loaded gears. This failure consists of very small cracks and pores on the surface of tooth flanks. Micropitting looks greyish and causes material loss and a change in the profile form of the tooth flanks, which can lead to pitting and breakdown of the gears.

The aim of research of Klüber Lubrication is therefore the investigation whether micropitting formation in industrial gears can be stopped by an oil change to oil with high endurance micropitting performance.

Further information you find on agma.org