A universal need

Gears are used as a universal component to transfer speed and torque from one rotating device to another, and although they come in a wide variety of formats, they all have one thing in common: the need for improved efficiencies, longer service life and increased power-density outputs.

Reducing friction is a must

Reducing friction and maintaining a lubricating barrier is a critical factor in meeting these aims and an essential requirement in alleviating direct metal-to-metal contact between the gear teeth, otherwise pitting, scuffing and surface fatigue will occur and gear performance will be reduced.

The tribological solution

The extreme forces exerted upon the gear teeth invariably exceed the bond strength of many hard coatings, deeming them an unacceptable choice in such a demanding application.

Solid Lubrication Film (SLF 74/16) is a proven and widely used surface treatment in many gear applications that not only provides a lubricating barrier between the meshing teeth, but one that greatly assists in reducing both frictional forces and operational temperatures.

By forming a permanent bond with the gear tooth surface, Solid Lubrication Film (SLF 74/16) becomes an integral part of substrate material to ensure adhesive wear and pitting is avoided.

Compatible with existing lubricants

Solid Lubrication Film is not only compatible with a wide variety of oils and greases, but due to its hygroscopic structure it holds existing lubricants in position, thus ensuring that a lubricating barrier is maintained under the most extremes of pressure to enhance gear performance and minimize wear.

Nothing but benefits

Solid Lubrication Film (SLF 74/16) provides:

  • Enhanced gear performance
  • Eliminates scuffing and pitting
  • Reduced noise
  • Reduced operational temperatures
  • Increased load capacity
  • Lifetime extensions

Futher reading

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