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Increasing the yield with synthetic gear oils

September 22. 2014

Increasing the yield with synthetic gear oils

Long oil change intervals and excellent wear protection for gear teeth and rolling bearings

Munich, 23 September 2014 – As the power density in wind turbine gears is increasing, loads and temperatures acting within a confined space are constantly on the rise. Consequently, it is ever harder for the gear oils used to attain service life, load and thermal resistance targets. Further critical issues are resistance to wear and micropitting as well as foam and residue formation. Lubricants that have proven successful in numerous wind power plants around the world are the highly load-resistant, synthetic gear oils of the Klübersynth GEM 4 N series made by Klüber Lubrication.

"Compared to standard oils, these high-performance gear oils from Klüber Lubrication offer high resistance to ageing and loads as well as low friction coefficients," explains Dr. Victor Camargos, Head of Business Unit Wind Energy at Klüber Lubrication. "This enables long oil change and service intervals, and higher plant yield - up to several thousand euros can be saved over the service life of a wind turbine."

The gear oils of the Klübersynth GEM 4 N series offer high resistance to scuffing and micropitting as well as very good wear protection for teeth and rolling bearings. Thanks to the excellent ageing and oxidation resistance of these synthetic oils, they attain a much longer service life than mineral oil-based lubricants. They also show a good viscosity-temperature behaviour, supporting the formation of a sufficient lubricant film even at high temperatures. In addition, they offer excellent anti-foaming characteristics, made possible on the one hand by the raw materials used, which as such have a low tendency to foam, and on the other by highly effective anti-foaming additives. Their wide service temperature range means that in many applications a single viscosity class can be used for both high and low temperatures.

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 test bay 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 Munich, was founded in 2004 as a new Business Group within the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim, Germany, a family-owned, diversified technology company with a history of more than 160 years. Freudenberg Chemical Specialities has a lean, market-oriented organisation with Management Board and Corporate Functions. Its objective is to promote innovation potentials in its field of activities and to expand world-wide market leadership in special lubricants and release agents. The Business Group includes five largely independent divisions which are active in more than 50 countries: Klüber Lubrication, Chem-Trend, SurTec, Capol and OKS.

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