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Gear Lubrication — Gear Protection Also at Low Oil Temperatures

October 17. 2012

Gear Lubrication — Gear Protection Also at Low Oil Temperatures

Klüber Lubrication at the AGMA Fall Technical Meeting 2012

On the AGMA (American Gear Manufacturers Association) from October 28-30, 2012 in Dearborn, MI, Klüber Lubrication will present a lecture with the subject " Gear Lubrication - Gear Protection Also at Low Oil Temperatures "


To find out if today's high-performance gear oils are able to reliably protect gears and rolling bearings in gearboxes against damage at a reduced oil temperature of 40°C, different high-performance gear oils were examined on an FZG back-to-back gear test rig as well as on an FE8 bearing test rig by modifying the standardized test methods. It has been shown that the advanced additive technologies used in high-performance gear oils are capable of inducing the required reactions on the surfaces of gears and bearings also at 40°C, thus providing reliable damage protection even under these operating conditions.

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Author: Dr. Michael Hochmann