Gearbox Temperature Reduction

Situation:

A major paper manufacturer was experiencingunacceptable wear and out-of-cycle maintenance issues with a gearbox. The issue was root-caused to critical temperatures in the gearbox during continuous operation.

The manufacturer was seeking a solution to lower gearbox temperatures by >10% without installing external cooling equipment.

Testing:

Comparison testing of two gearboxes (Radicon and Cleveland) with and without DICRONITE® dry lubrication was conducted.

  • Speed: 479 FPM (600 FPM max)
  • Timeframe: 27 days continuous running

Results:

Operating temperatures were reduced by 16% (22°F) in the Radicon gearbox and 12% (18°F) in the Cleveland gearbox, exceeding the engineering requirement.

DICRONITE®was incorporated as part of plant engineering requirements

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