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Reliable lubrication at low temperatures

September 22. 2014

Reliable lubrication at low temperatures

Special synthetic base oils ensure good adhesion and load-carrying capacity down to minus 30 °C

Munich, 23 September 2014 – Ensuring wind energy supply during winter months is a particular challenge, not least because many lubricants do not provide reliable lubrication at temperatures below 0 °C. Klübersynth AG 14-61 from Klüber Lubrication is an adhesive lubricant for gear rim and pinion drives that was especially developed for use at low temperatures. The synthetic special lubricant has a wide service temperature range and remains suitably soft even at low temperatures. Klübersynth AG 14-61 can be applied by means of central lubricating systems at temperatures down to minus 30 °C. Consisting of synthetic base oil, selected solid lubricants and additives, the new adhesive lubricant offers excellent wear protection and good load-carrying and adhesive properties, contributing to extended gear rim and pinion drive lifetime.

Another benefit of Klübersynth AG 14-61 is its good adhesion and light colour. "The black lubricants used so far for yaw and pitch bearings often contain graphite, thus causing contamination inside and outside the wind turbine", explains Dr. Victor Camargos, Head of Business Unit Wind Energy at Klüber Lubrication. "Occupational safety for the maintenance staff is at risk due to slippery floors in the plant. Also, used lubricating grease leaking from the tower and the blades pollute the environment". Good adhesion and light colour of Klübersynth AG 14-61 reduce lubricant consumption, extend maintenance intervals of the wind turbine and significantly decrease contamination of the plant. In addition, efficient corrosion protection is ensured both during operation and extended periods of standstill.
"Operators save costs, also for disposal and storage, and extend maintenance intervals", says Camargos.

While high-performance products made by Klüber Lubrication are already used in numerous wind power plants worldwide, many others are being prepared for lubricant changeover. Widely renowned manufacturers of components and installations are using the products developed Klüber Lubrication for initial fill and recommend them to operators.

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. For further information, please click

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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Andreas Hasslinger, Marketing Communications
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