An industrial gearbox is a system of assembled gears that transmit mechanical energy from a prime mover to an output device, typically changing the speed, direction or torque of the input energy during the process.
Lubricants for industrial gearboxes are selected according to several factors: the type of gears, operating conditions such as load, speed, and temperature, as well as any special requirements for the type of end use application of the gearbox:
To meet certain application requirements, synthetic base stocks are sometime used, for example, polyalphaolefins are used where extreme temperatures are encountered and polyalkylene glycols are used where enhanced frictional requirements are encountered (such as the lubrication of worm gear sets).
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