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Making the right choice for your equipment’s lubrication is crucial for its performance and with Mobil™ you cannot go wrong.

Getting the right gear lubricant is vital for improving your equipment’s reliability and performance. There are some factors that define the best gear oils.

Important attributes of gear oils

  • Cleanliness – Gears are in constant motion which means that the gear lubricant has to stay in the system for a longer period of time. Cleanliness becomes imperative in such conditions for the performance and protection of gears.
  • Durability – Gear oils must be durable to ensure sustained performance over longer intervals of time.
  • Demulsibility – Gearbox has to be dry and clean for optimum performance. Therefore, the gearbox oils should be able to separate water quickly even at extreme temperatures.
  • Additives – For the lubricants to support the gearbox in extreme pressure conditions, it needs the right kind of additives in the optimum amount. The right combination of additives in the gear lubricant improves performance and maximises efficiency.
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How to select the best gear oil

While choosing a gear oil for your equipment, you can make the right choice based on the following factors:

  • Viscosity is one of the important properties of the lubricant. The gear units move against each other and the viscosity of the oil ensures that it forms a thick layer between these moving units, preventing wear and tear. You can find the optimum grade of viscosity for your equipment in its user manual.
  • Gear lubricants can be divided broadly into three categories based on the additives used - R & O, anti-scuff and compounded. The right fit for your equipment will be based on its operating conditions. A combination of additives can be used to form the support required for the gear oil to deliver high performance and protection under extreme pressure conditions.
  • Base oil selection is also crucial when choosing the lubricant. Based on your equipment’s needs, its operating conditions and type, you can select a mineral or synthetics-based lubricant. While minerals have higher pressure-viscosity coefficients, synthetics have greater resistance to thermal and oxidation corrosion. The higher viscosity grade of synthetics also enables performance delivery in extreme temperature conditions.

Your equipment’s operating conditions and application will determine what kind of viscosity, additives and base oil it requires for its right protection.

Mobil India’s range of gear oils are formulated with advanced lubrication technology that ensure the best performance for your equipment with maximum protection. Explore our products and choose the right fit for your equipment.

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