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Mobilgear SHC™ XMP 460 synthetic gear oil helps reduce micropitting and extend oil drain intervals

Estimated annual savings of

US $390K

gearbox protection

Situation

Scot Forge operates a Wagner Dortmund Thyssen ring mill that produces custom open die and rolled ring forgings. Lubricated with a conventional gear oil, the mill’s gearboxes were experiencing micropitting due to rigorous operating conditions, which caused equipment failure and unscheduled downtime. In an effort to improve operational reliability, the manufacturer approached ExxonMobil for an alternative lubricant solution capable of preventing component corrosion and machine failure.

Recommendation

ExxonMobil engineers recommended Scot Forge transition to Mobilgear SHC™ XMP 460 high-performance synthetic gear oil. With excellent oxidation resistance, a high viscosity index and low friction properties, Mobilgear SHC™ XMP Series lubricants provide robust protection against scuffing wear and micropitting fatigue failure modes under extreme conditions. ExxonMobil engineers also recommended implementing Mobil ServSM Lubricant Analysis to monitor oil and equipment condition.

Result

After switching to Mobilgear SHC XMP 460 synthetic gear oil and beginning routine Mobil Serv Lubricant Analysis, Scot Forge was able to successfully reduce micropitting, which has helped prevent gearbox failures. Mobilgear SHC XMP 460 gear oil has also reduced plant downtime and maintenance, while also extending oil drain intervals and reducing lubrication maintenance and used oil disposal costs.

Advancing productivity

By helping you enhance equipment life and reliability – which reduces maintenance costs and downtime – our expert services can help you achieve your Safety, Environmental Care and productivity goals.

*This success story is based on the experience of a single customer. Actual results can vary depending upon the type of equipment used and its maintenance, operating conditions and environment, and any prior lubricant used.

1751 kb PDF in English

4/1/2017

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