Worm gears generally operate under boundary lubrication conditions at high operating temperatures under heavy loads. Extreme pressure additives are often used in worm gear applications. In the past, sulfur-phosphorous EP additives would react with the bronze gear, but the newer EP additive technology used in LE’s formulations minimizes this problem. Most worm gears require ISO VG 460 – AGMA Class 7 and higher.
Almasol® Worm Gear Lubricant is blended with stable lubricity additives and LE’s proprietary additive Almasol® to reduce friction and provide protection in a wide temperature range. It protects bronze bull gears from excessive wear in enclosed worm gearboxes, providing superior oxidation resistance in high-temperature applications where extreme pressure (EP) gear lubricants cannot be used.
Other LE gear oils that may work for specific worm gear applications include:
• H1 Quinplex White Gear Lubricant
• Monolec Syn Industrial Oil
• Duolec PAG Gear Lubricant
Premium Gear Oil Formulation Ensures Dependable, Long-Lasting Protection in Wide Temperature Range
Almasol® Worm Gear Lubricant (460 & 680) provides long-lasting protection over a wide temperature range in a variety of applications – including enclosed worm gearboxes, steam cylinders and brine pumps. Its high-performance formulation includes high-quality base oils; thermally stable lubricity additives; oxidation, corrosion and wear-reducing additives, including Almasol, LE’s proprietary solid wear-reducing additive; and cleanliness additives. The lubricity additives reduce friction and protect bronze gears from excessive wear in enclosed worm gearboxes where extreme pressure (EP) gear lubricants cannot be used. Oxidation and corrosion additives ensure superior performance in high-temperature applications where harmful deposits can occur. This premium lubricant also features excellent demulsibility to enable easy water drain-off.