Relubrication is especially important for enhancing the service life and availability of gear ring drives. Right at the beginning of the bedding-in phase, care must be taken that the tooth flank surfaces are smooth.
During running operations, graphite-containing adhesive lubricants are generally employed, which withstand the high loads (mixed friction, loads, corrosion, aggressive impacts).
In order to ensure relubrication occurs, a lubrication system with matching accessories for transferring the lubricant to the gear surface can be used. Permanent renewal of the lubricant film with subsequent lubricant transfer to additional gear wheel pairs helps to reduce wear in the long-term and increases gear wheel service life.
Large gear ring drives are used where heavy loads need to be moved, e.g. in rotary kilns and ball mills. Because of their occasionally considerable dimensions, the gear teeth on gear rings often cannot be effectively protected against environmental impacts.
Open gear ring and spindle drives are often used in contact with dirt, abrasive cement and coal dust, which accelerates wear and corrosion.
- Dust, liquids and contamination
- Environmental impacts
- Oscillations and vibrations
- High temperatures
Advantages of automatic lubrication
- Permanent operational lubrication extends the service life of gear ring drives
- Lubrication of tooth flanks reduces friction and protects against wear
- Easy transfer of lubricant to tooth surfaces with extensive accessories
- Contamination caused by over-lubrication is prevented and environmental impact is reduced
Automatic lubrication with perma lubrication systems
- Lubrication systems available in varying sizes
- Simple mounting directly at the lubrication point
- The right lubricant can be selected for every lubrication point
Spindles & open gears
The demand for ever higher transferable power and torques with simultaneous reduction in size and weight can often only be implemented with difficulty in practice. This makes it all the more important to implement effective lubrication, contributing to optimisation of a rack and pinion drive.