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An Open-And-Shut Case: Greases for Gear Applications - September 2016

Dr.-Ing. Johann-Paul Stemplinger

The article "An Open-And-Shut Case: Greases for Gear Applications" appeared in the September 2016 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Summary
For the lubrication of open gear drives used in different industrial applications such as cement and coal mills, rotary furnaces, or where the sealing conditions are difficult, semi-fluid greases are often used in preference to fluid oils. For girth gear applications the greases are used with a splash or spray lubrication system. The selection of such greases influences pitting lifetime and the load-carrying capacity of the gears, as well as wear behavior

Keywords
grease, lubrication, open gear drives, gearboxes, FZG

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