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Understanding the Dynamic Influences of Gear Oils and Radial Shaft Seals - February 2018

Matthias Adler, Joe Walker, Sascha Grasshoff, Craig Desrochers and Matthias Pfadt

The article "Understanding the Dynamic Influences of Gear Oils and Radial Shaft Seals" appeared in the February 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Summary
Sustainability is becoming one of the most important aspects within the power transmission business. Users demand low-maintenance drive systems with as little disruption as possible, and expect lifetimes of more than 10,000 hours. Approximately 40 percent of long-term gearbox leakages can be traced back to poor interaction between the radial shaft seal (RSS) and the lubricant. Thus, it becomes essential to analyze the tribological system as a whole, which includes the gear oil, seal grease (if required), elastomer material and design, and the shaft.

Keywords
lubrication, gear oils, radial shaft seals

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