A guide to industrial Gearbox Maintenance

A guide to industrial Gearbox Maintenance

  1. Check the Ratings

First off, check if your gearbox is working according to its manufacturer’s specifications for mechanical and thermal ratings.

Gearboxes are often operated beyond their specifications which leads to early malfunction.

  1. Regular Lubrication

A well-maintained gearbox is the one that is properly lubricated on a regular basis.

However, make sure to use the recommended type and grade of lubricant in the right proportion.

  1. Oil Leakage

Maintain regular inspection for oil leaks at the input and output shaft of your industrial gearbox.

Oil leakage indicates a shaft seal malfunction, which allows dust, debris and water to enter the gearbox.

  1. Temperatures

Check your gearbox for signs of overheating, such as burnt exterior paint or oil getting darker in the sight glass.

  1. Vibration Test

Mostly industrial gearboxes operate in a noisy environment, which makes it difficult to record each and every variation and increases in the noise.

Conduct regular vibration tests of the internal bearings and gears, to notice any prominent change in the internal condition of the gearbox

6. Clean Workplace

Gearboxes are often operated in a dusty environment, which can result in increased temperature or adulteration of the gearbox.

This Might not be a noticeable problem at first, but it’s important to minimize for long-term maintenance.

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