Industrial lubricants protect gear-driven machinery in Hickory and allow it to perform efficiently over the long haul.
Wouldn’t it be great if industrial gears ran in clean, cool and dry environments? The reality is that conditions in gear-driven operations like manufacturing plants, steel mills and other rigorous industrial applications are anything but clean, cool and dry. This is why choosing industrial lubricants can be challenging.
Higher pressures and loads, contaminants such as water, and heat can compromise gear systems, even if they are well-maintained. Modern gear-driven machinery and the industrial lubricants that protect them and allow them to perform efficiently over the long haul must be able to stand up to incredibly harsh environments that can quickly consume essential oil additives.
This is partly due to punishing operating conditions, exposure to diverse applications, and the trend toward smaller machines. Moreover, plant and maintenance managers expect increased performance, more productivity, and less downtime to improve profits and reduce costs.
Gearboxes today are typically smaller and made from lighter-weight, newer materials than in the past. However, they are pushed to produce more power and expected to be more reliable and durable than ever before.
To handle increased demands, industrial lubricants today must contain high performance additive chemistry. The aim is to keep the oil robust and thermally stable enough to ensure it lasts longer, performs more efficiently, and protects better, while still keeping systems clean and carrying away contaminants and heat.
When choosing industrial lubricants that will provide maximum performance and profitability in Hickory, North Carolina, there are 5 factors to consider:
- Fluid cleanliness
- Fluid durability
- Fluid demulsibility (time required for oil-water emulsion to break)
- Dedicated vs. universal fluids
- The right additives
Visit http://www.machinerylubrication.com/Read/1642/industrial-gear-oil or give us a call at Bumgarner Oil if you would like to learn more.