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Synthetic high-performance oil reduces maintenance costs of rail vehicles

September 22. 2014

Synthetic high-performance oil reduces maintenance costs of rail vehicles

Oxidation stability significantly extends oil change intervals

Munich, September 23rd, 2014 - Railway gears have to show increasing performance, constant reliability and efficiency while their dimensions become smaller. The lubricant used for these gears contributes to meeting such requirements. With the railway gear oil Klübersynth GE 4 75 W, Klüber Lubrication launched a fully synthetic solution for the lubrication of gears specifically developed for the operating conditions encountered in railway operation. 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 oil's shear stability prevents the lubricant film from collapsing, which is essential to protect both teeth and rolling bearings.

With its excellent resistance to ageing and oxidation, Klübersynth GE 4 75 W 90 can attain a much longer service life than conventional gear lubricants based on mineral oil, enabling longer service intervals and lower maintenance costs. Furthermore, Klübersynth GE 4 75 W 90 offers very good corrosion protection as well as excellent low-temperature behaviour.

Klübersynth GE 4 75 W 90 can be used in spur, bevel and hypoid gears, especially with API GL4 or API GL5 requirements, and is approved by several gear manufacturers like IG Watteeuw, Voith Turbo, Siemens-Flender, Stadler Rail, Bombardier and by 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 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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