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Supporting the wind energy industry

September 18. 2012

Supporting the wind energy industry

Klüber Lubrication presents its wide portfolio of speciality lubricants and services for the wind energy industry at the HUSUM WindEnergy 2012

Munich, 18 September 2012 - As the importance of wind power increases, so will the challenges to be met by wind power plants, also in terms of efficiency. Downtime, short maintenance intervals, complex supplier management, high storage costs for lubricants and gear oils are just some of the challenges influencing operators' success. Klüber Lubrication will be presenting high-quality speciality lubricants and tailor-made services for the wind energy industry unter the motto "Wind beneath your wings" at the HUSUM WindEnergy 2012 in hall 3, stand 3E 08.

Highlights at a glance
With Klübersynth AG 14-61 Klüber Lubrication presents a new adhesive lubricant especially designed for girth gear/pinion drives and plain bearings, e.g. yaw bearings, in wind turbines. A main advantage of the new lubricants is its versatility. As Klübersynth AG 14-61 shows ideal results in both drives and plain bearings, it helps to reduce the number of lubricant types used. This helps to reduce storage costs and to avoid mix-up during application.

The "Grease Condition Analysis" (GCA) service has been added to Klüber Lubrication's portfolio this year. Availability is a key factor for operators of wind turbines. Lubricant analysis can provide information that helps to optimise availability. Bearing grease condition analyses by means of standardised methods on a regular basis provide information on the current condition of the grease. Based on analysis results, the failure risk of expensive components or systems can be reduced and useful life be increased.

Besides this newly developed product, visitors can also find out about Klüber Lubrication's well-established speciality lubricants that have proven their worth in wind power plants worldwide. The synthetic gear oils of the Klübersynth GEM 4 N series offer high scuffing load capacity, micro-pitting resistance and wear protection, meeting the specific requirements of the wind industry.

At the HUSUM WindEnergy 2012, the experts from Klüber Lubrication will be pleased to answer all questions visitors may have regarding the subject of tribological solutions for wind turbines.

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 Unit of the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim. In 2011, Klüber Lubrication had approximately 1900 employees in more than 30 countries.

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