Synthetic gear oils for the food-processing industries
Industrial gears in the food industry operate in environments with temperatures between –40 and 80 °C. However, the oil temperature can sometimes reach up to 150 °C depending on the type of gear and the application. This may result in high wear of the machine parts, decreased re-lubrication period, and reduced performance.
Our special gear oils ensure long maintenance intervals, high efficiency and lasting component protection, even at the gear's performance limits. Klüber Lubrication manufacture gear oils with fully synthetic bases to achieve the highest performance and they are recommended by the major gearbox manufacturers.
- Wide service temperature range
- Oil change intervals are 3 to 5 times longer
- Higher wear protection
- Better cold start with the same nominal viscosity (ISO VG)
- May not require oil coolers due to reduced temperatures
- Reduced friction leads to lower energy costs
The prolonged service life of synthetic lubricants and the consequent longer oil change intervals can reduce equipment downtime and save resources.
Gear oils' temperature behaviour in spur gears
The spur gear is the most used type of gearbox in the food industry. At the same time, it is the gear application where it is most difficult to show improvements when comparing with mineral oils.
The synthetic gear oils made by Klüber Lubrication offer significantly higher efficiency than a standard gear oil based on mineral oil, resulting in a lower oil temperature even in spur gears, as shown in the thermal pictures on the left.
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