The number one cause of failure in any mechanical application is contamination
Every industrial plant has a sizeable investment in both its equipment and the lubricant that is purchased to protect that equipment, so it only makes sense to protect these assets. A good lubrication reliability program in place to prevent contamination will protect the equipment and the lubricant, which in turn will eliminate or greatly reduce unscheduled downtime as well as increase profits.
Some of the common suffering points for gearbox applications are oil foaming, overheating, and emulsification – all caused or aggravated by use of the wrong oil for the application; and contaminant ingression that leads to lubricant failure and mechanical wear. All of these suffering points can be solved by implementing the following six lubrication reliability best practices for gearboxes.
Industrial gearboxes are expected to perform under conditions of high heat and heavy loads; and in environments often contaminated with dirt, process debris and water. Without adequate protection, gears will wear prematurely. You’ll have to replace parts more frequently, change oil more frequently, and worst of all, you’ll experience equipment downtime. To combat difficult conditions, LE offers an array of lubricants specially formulated for enclosed industrial gearbox applications.
Large open gears take a severe beating on a daily basis. Challenging conditions include outdoor environment, extended service operation, dust, silica, water, extreme heat and extreme pressures. Open gear lubricants must be specially formulated to keep equipment operating at maximum efficiency. Whether you operate a ball mill, rod mill, breaker mill, or kiln, Lubrication Engineers Pyroshield® line of heavy-duty synthetic open gear lubricants can help protect your valuable equipment and keep it running harder and lasting longer. If you are interested in making your large open gears last longer, lowering the amount of lubricant you use, and reducing overall maintenance expenditures, then we have the solutions for you.