MRO Magazine

Strive to improve your gearbox performance


May 22, 2009
By PEM Magazine

In industry, power consumption in the manufacturing environment accounts for approximately one-third of all energy consumed annually in the U.S. In the enclosed-gearing industry, questions, such as "how efficient is product X," are becoming increasingly common. Several factors influence how efficiency is lost during the operation of the gearbox system. For more information on how you can get the most out of your gearbox, Sumitomo Drive Technologies offers its detailed "How Green is Your Gearbox" white paper. Let’s get started and first take a look at the effect oil seals and lubricants can have on gearbox efficiency.