A gear oil represents an important engineering element in drive train technology and is used in almost all areas of application.
The demands made on gear oils have risen significantly. New developments in the field of drive train technology are mostly accompanied by increases in component performance: More performance or higher capacity needs to be transferred in ever shorter periods of time. At the same time, components and gearboxes have become increasingly smaller and compact.
A gear oil, as one of the most important and complex engineering elements, must satisfy changing application conditions and performance requirements. Oil volumes get smaller, oil circulation cycles increase and the energy transferred to the lubricant increases. This leads to an increase in the thermal and oxidative load on the lubricant.
Thus gear oils need to be optimally formulated to withstand such conditions.