Lubrication of industrial gear drives
This Information Sheet is designed to provide currently available technical information with respect to the lubrication of industrial gear drives up to pitch line velocities of 30 m/s. It is intended to serve as a general guideline and source of information about the different types of gear, and lubricants, and their selection for gearbox design and service conditions. This Information Sheet is addressed to gear manufacturers, gearbox users and gearbox service personnel, inclusive of manufacturers and distributors of lubricants.
This Information Sheet is not applicable to gear drives for automotive transmissions.
[The foreword, footnotes and annexes, if any, in this document are provided for informational purposes only and are not to be construed as a part of AGMA ISO 18792-A19, Lubrication of industrial gear drives.]
Gear lubrication is important in all types of gear applications. Through adequate lubrication, gear design and selection of gear lubricant, the gear life can be extended, and the gearbox efficiency improved. In order to focus on the available knowledge of gear lubrication, ISO/TC 60 decided to produce this Technical Report combining primary information about the design and use of lubricants for gearboxes.
ISO/TR 18792 was prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 60, Gears, Subcommittee SC 2, Gear capacity calculation.
The AGMA Lubrication committee voted to adopt ISO/TR 18792:2008 in January 2019.
The first draft of AGMA ISO 18792-A19, was made in March 2019. The adoption was approved by the AGMA Technical Division Executive Committee on June 10, 2019.
AGMA ISO 18792-A19 represents an identical adoption of ISO/TR 18792:2008.
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