Industrial gear oil additives
Today's industrial gear driven equipment is designed to perform in many applications, often having to withstand harsh environments. Typically, gear boxes are becoming smaller and are being made from lighter and more sophisticated materials, yet they must be more durable than ever before. As a result, greater demands are being placed upon the gear oil lubricant and greater consideration must be given to the use of high-performance base fluids and additives.
We have an extensive synthetic base oil offering based on polyalkylene glycol (PAG) and ester technologies, branded under the Emkarox™ and Priolube™ trade names. These products are designed to allow gears to operate at maximum performance levels.
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The importance of gear lubrication
There are many technical and performance demands placed on lubricants for gears and it is critical that the correct oil is selected for use in the gear system for maximum operating efficiency and reliability.
Properties inherent to the oil such as biodegradability and renewability may be required where there are environmental considerations, moreover incidental food contact approval may be sought for certain applications.
In gearboxes themselves the gear lubricant is expected to prevent wear and micro-pitting, perform at high operating temperatures and also on start-up after standstill as well as maintain its integrity and deliver long service life.
We can work with you to help you overcome the technical challenges and deliver solutions for your requirements. We offer both polyalkylene glycol and ester base fluids and are also able to suggest products for use in PAO/ester blends for Flender approval. The table below shows the benefits of each base fluid type.
|Polyalkylene glycol (PAG) base fluids||Ester base fluids||PAO/ester formulations|
Flender (Siemens) approved formulations must meet a strict set of performance criteria. Our Priolube 3970 ester is approved for Flender formulations.
REWITEC™ lubricant concentrates
Whether in engines, gearboxes or bearings - friction and the associated wear is unavoidable in all moving parts. But this wear can be prevented with the application of REWITEC products.
Our patented silicate additive technology increases the service life of heavy duty industrial bearings, gearboxes and engines, reducing downtime and breakdowns. The active particles use the existing lubricant as a carrier and build, through adsorption, a protective and repairing silicon-based coating in gears, bearings and combustion engines in heavy industry applications. We can reduce your operating costs by reducing your need for spare parts and servicing.
Protect your gearboxes, bearings and combustion engines with REWITEC surface technology.
Brochure: Industrial gear oils
Friction modifiers for industrial gear oils
A high viscosity complex ester, suitable for use in a wide range of applications, particularly as an Extreme Pressure (EP) enhancing additive, a lubricity additive, a thickening agent and a viscosity index improver. It is also featured on the LuSC list.
A high-performance concentrate suitable for use in all types of gearboxes, including heavy duty, off road, passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, both manual and automatic.
Ester base oilsGroup V synthetic base stocks
Industry leading, broad and diverse family of synthetic Group V base stocks customisable to meet required specifications.Read more
Polyalkylene glycol (PAG) base oilsWater and oil soluble PAGs
High-performing water soluble, oil soluble and NSF HX-1 (FDA approved) PAG base oils for lubricant oil formulations.Read more
Friction modifiersPolymeric organic friction modifiers
High-performing polymeric organic friction modifiers for industrial gear oils, passenger car oils and heavy duty diesel engine oils.Read more