Modern gears are performing heavier work and carrying greater loads than ever before. Gear manufacturers are redesigning, modernising and using finer steels to produce precision gears that will give better performance. This has never been truer than in the wind industry and the gears designed specifically for use in wind turbines. Furthermore, there is an increasing demand from all industries for more power in smaller packages.
Gears are used to transmit this power, and the same squeeze is on the gearbox – so how is it therefore possible to increase the load capacity of gears?
Lubricant manufacturers have helped in addressing this need by developing better gear oils to help carry these increased loads safely. Lubrication Engineers Inc., ‘The Lubrication Reliability SourceTM‘ continues with extensive research and testing programs, to develop higher performance gear lubricant..