©2016 Lubrication Engineers NZ Ltd

High-performance gear oil for industrial gearbox applications

Industrial gearboxes are expected to perform under conditions of high heat and heavy loads; and in environments often contaminated with dirt, process debris and water. Without adequate protection, gears will wear prematurely. You’ll have to replace parts more frequently, change oil more frequently, and worst of all, you’ll experience equipment downtime. To combat difficult conditions, LE offers an array of lubricants specially formulated for enclosed industrial gearbox applications.

Three essential attributes when selecting gear oil

Gear oil is made up of two critical components: base oil and additives. Additives impart desirable properties and suppress undesirable ones. The additive package is the backbone of the lubricant’s performance, and a strong backbone will provide the performance and protection you need. When selecting gear oil, there are three essential attributes to consider:

One - The gear oil must remain thermally stable and not oxidize at high temperatures, thus avoiding the creation of sludge or varnish. Keeping the oil from oxidizing will lengthen drain and replacement intervals. As a general rule of thumb, for every 18 degrees F (10 degrees C) increase in fluid temperature above 140°F (60°C), oxidation will reduce the service life of a lubricant by half.

Two – If you have an enclosed gearbox application that is heavily loaded or subject to shock loading, you need gear oil with extreme pressure properties. Gear oil with an EP additive will protect the gear surfaces against extreme pressures.

Three – Gear oil must fight contamination that enters the system, especially water. The oil must be able to demulsify, which allows for easy removal of the water from the gearbox.

Almasol® Pure Mineral Gear Lubricant LE401 (SAE110, ISO220)

For exceptional wear reduction and long service life in all applications requiring a "pure" or "straight" mineral gear lubricant.

401 ALMASOL Pure Mineral Gear Lubricant is a balanced formulation of natural high VI paraffinic base oils, rust and oxidation inhibitors, wear-reducing agents and other additives which provide the highest level of wear reduction possible without the use of a chemically active EP agent. It also contains ALMASOL, LE's exclusive wear-reducing additive.

Duolec® Industrial Gear Oil

LE1601(ISO46) - LE1610 (ISO1500)

Typical Applications - Enclosed gearboxes, Bowl mills / pulverizers, Homogenizers, Planetary gears, Oil lubricated bearings

High-Performance Oil Delivers Superior Lubrication in High-Temperature, High-Load Applications

Duolec Industrial Gear Oil is a high-performance industrial gear oil with ISO grades ranging from ISO VG 46 to 1500. Designed for use in any industrial gear or bearing application that requires a thermally stable, extreme pressure/antiscuff lubricant, it maintains performance even after filtration.

Duolec Industrial Gear Oil contains Duolec, LE’s dual acting additive that provides both wear-reducing and EP protection, and is fortified with a shear stable tackifier to provide adhesion to metal during use.

Benefical Qualitites

Maintains Performance in Extreme Conditions

  • Possesses high film strength

  • Remains stable despite high temps

  • Resists oxidation and sludge formation

  • Provides wear-reducing and EP/antiscuff protection

Adheres to Metal

  • Contains shear-stable tackifier that allows oil to adhere to metal components

  • Remains tacky during high shear use

Resists Moisture

  • Separates readily from water, continuing to provide effective lubrication

  • Ordinary gear oils will emulsify and foam, causing increased friction and poor lubrication

Filterable

  • Contains no solids that can be removed during filtration

  • Remains within viscosity grade after filtration

LE1605 -Duolec Industrial Gear Oil

Lion Breweries Lauter Tun secondary gearbox

27,500 running hours, eliminating 11 oil changes

LE1605 - Duolec™ Vari-Purpose Gear Lubricant

Gearbox • Reduced Operating Temperatures

LE1607- Duolec® Vari-Purpose Gear Lubricant

Contra Shear - Kawerau District Council

Monolec® Gear Lubricant

LE703 (SAE80W-90) - LE704 (SAE85W - 140)

Monolec® Gear Lubricant (703/704) offers the versatility of one product that meets the demanding fleet requirements of all types of differentials (including limited slip) and transmissions, as well as most industrial enclosed gearboxes. A multi viscosity extreme pressure gear oil, Monolec Gear Lubricant was formulated to achieve the proper balance between load-carrying capacity, film strength and lubricity.

Beneficial Qualities

Wear Prevention

  • Provides exceptional wear resistance, ensuring longer gear life and less maintenance expense

  • Possesses high film strength, keeping metal surfaces separated

  • Offers outstanding rust and corrosion resistance

Long-Lasting Reliable Service

  • Provides superior oxidation stability and long life

  • Maintains low operating temps by reducing friction

  • Breaks up foam bubbles as they form

  • Separates readily from water

  • Prevents sludge deposits

  • Extends drain intervals with less make-up between drains

  • Does not affect seals

Versatility

  • Multiviscosity for use in all seasons

  • Delivers exceptional performance in most types of gearboxes

  • Can be used in most differentials and transmissions

Typical Applications

  • Over-the-road and stop-and-go fleets

  • Off-highway equipment transfer cases, overdrive units, oil-lubricated wheel bearings and steering gearboxes

  • Limited slip differentials

  • Rockwell and Eaton axles

  • Heavily loaded industrial gearboxes

  • Any gearboxes that have bronze gears, thrust washers or other parts that require an EP gear oil

  • Worm gearboxes calling for EP gear oils

  • Especially appropriate for machine tools and other precision gearing because low wear rate keeps them within specification longer

LE704 Lincoln paving Company

Lippman Jaw Crusher

Duolec® PAG Gear Lubricant

LE9705(ISO220) - LE9706(ISO320) - LE9707 (ISO460)

Typical Applications - Enclosed gear applications, including helical, bevel, planetary, and especially worm gears, Textile machines, Sliding bearings, Chains and conveyors, Kiln and oven bearings, Roller and pellet mills, Extruders

LE’s Duolec® PAG Gear Lubricant (9705-9707) is a PAG gear oil that has been specially formulated for the ultimate in corrosion resistance, wear protection and thermal stability. Polyalkylene glycol (PAG) lubricants are synthetic formulations known for their high viscosity index, extreme pressure (EP) properties, and ability to handle temperature extremes. In addition to the PAG base fluid, this formulation features Duolec®, LE’s proprietary dual-acting additive that provides both wear-reducing and EP protection.

Duolec PAG Gear Lubricant is an excellent choice for lubricating a variety of bearings and gears – particularly worm gears – as well as other equipment operating under extreme conditions

Beneficial Qualities

Provides Excellent Protection in Extreme Conditions

  • Formulated with a polyalkyleneglycol (PAG) synthetic base fluid

  • Features high VI and EP properties

  • Remains thermally stable and offer slow volatility

  • Is good for wide operating temperature range

Protects Against Rust, Corrosion and Sludge

  • Offers superior oxidation resistance

  • Provides excellent corrosion prevention

  • Is highly resistant to sludge formation

  • Can be used in high water contamination applications

Protects Against Micropitting

  • Is ideal for worm gear applications

Duolec® SYN  Gear Lubricant

LE9815(ISO150) - LE9822(ISO220) - LE9832 (ISO320) - LE9846(ISO460) - LE9868(ISO680)

Typical Applications - Pulverizer units, Other heavily loaded gearboxes that are exposed to temperature extremes

High-Performance Synthetic Oil Provides Reliable, Long-Lasting Protection for Heavily Loaded Gearboxes

Duolec® Syn Gear Lubricant is formulated with 100 percent synthetic base fluid to ensure excellent high- and low-temperature performance. The synthetic base fluid also provides oxidation stability, which contributes to long lubricant life and a reduction in costly lubricant changeovers.

Duolec Syn Gear Oil provides uninterrupted operation and long service life for expensive gear applications, including heavily loaded gearboxes that are exposed to temperature extremes. With its special blend of clean gear technology additives, Duolec Syn Gear Oil works to prevent deposit formations in high-temperature applications and will not break down over time. The lubricant also provides exceptional low temperature flow properties, protecting gears during the coldest startups.

 

Beneficial Qualities

Provides Reliable, Long-Lasting Protection

  • Protects costly gears & other assets

  • Ensures uninterrupted operation

  • Promotes long service life for equipment

  • Reduces friction

  • Protects against wear

  • Prevents micropitting or “gray-staining”

  • Maintains high film strength

  • Provides extreme pressure (EP) protection

  • Will not break down over time

  • Can be filtered down to 3 microns with microglass filters without affecting performance

  • Reduces need for costly lube changes

  • Resists foaming

 

Withstands Extreme Conditions

  • Provides oxidation stability for long lubricant life

  • Prevents deposit formation in high temps

  • Exhibits exceptional low-temp flow properties

  • Can be used for heavily loaded gearboxes

Monolec® SYN  Gear Oil

LE9919- LE9923

High-Performance Synthetic Oil Provides Reliable, Long-Lasting Protection for Heavily Loaded Gearboxes

Duolec® Syn Gear Lubricant is formulated with 100 percent synthetic base fluid to ensure excellent high- and low-temperature performance. The synthetic base fluid also provides oxidation stability, which contributes to long lubricant life and a reduction in costly lubricant changeovers.

Duolec Syn Gear Oil provides uninterrupted operation and long service life for expensive gear applications, including heavily loaded gearboxes that are exposed to temperature extremes. With its special blend of clean gear technology additives, Duolec Syn Gear Oil works to prevent deposit formations in high-temperature applications and will not break down over time. The lubricant also provides exceptional low temperature flow properties, protecting gears during the coldest startups.

Beneficial Qualities

Provides Reliable, Long-Lasting Protection

  • Protects costly gears & other assets

  • Ensures uninterrupted operation

  • Promotes long service life for equipment

  • Reduces friction

  • Protects against wear

  • Prevents micropitting or “gray-staining”

  • Maintains high film strength

  • Provides extreme pressure (EP) protection

  • Will not break down over time

  • Can be filtered down to 3 microns with microglass filters without affecting performance

  • Reduces need for costly lube changes

  • Resists foaming

Withstands Extreme Conditions

  • Provides oxidation stability for long lubricant life

  • Prevents deposit formation in high temps

  • Exhibits exceptional low-temp flow properties

  • Can be used for heavily loaded gearboxes

Typical Applications 

Differentials & transmissions in:

  • Over-the-road fleets

  • Heavy-duty rolling stock

  • Stop-and-go vehicles

  • Off-highway equipment

Industrial gearboxes and worm drives that:

  • Call for SAE 75W-90 gear oil (9919)

  • Call for SAE 75W-140 gear oil (9920)

  • Are subjected to low and high temperatures, such as freezer units and paper drums