Low friction gear oils that optimise efficiency
In many industries including wind, automotive and manufacturing, gearbox efficiency is the key driver of operational success. The challenge is friction, which compromises gearbox efficiency. Maximising the efficiency of every gearbox depends on the control of friction. Gearbox friction generates excessive heat, putting thermal stress on system components which causes wear and pitting. This shortens the life of component parts and reduces gear box performance, causing unscheduled downtime and replacement/labour costs.
CASTROL OPTIGEAR ACTIVELY LOWERS FRICTION
Castrol Optigear is a range of leading high performance gear oils formulated with MFT (MicrofluxTrans) Plastic Deformation technology. Under increasing loads, the MFT PD technology is released, creating a micro-smoothing effect that improves the quality of gear surfaces. Castrol Optigear is proven to lower the coefficient of friction by up to 60% compared to standard gear oils*, actively resisting wear and pitting.
Lower friction means lower gearbox temperatures and greater protection against wear and pitting. And when Castrol Optigear improves the performance of your gears, your gearbox is more efficient - and your business is more productive. You can rely on it.
RESULT: LOW FRICTION GEAR OILS THAT OPTIMISE EFFICIENCY
CASTROL OPTIGEAR SYNTHETIC X
Premium synthetic oils for industrial gears operating at wide temperature fluctuations and high loads. Also for sliding and rolling bearings, wind turbine gears, crane control gears. Delivers best-in-class surface protection and fiction reduction for gears.
CASTROL OPTIGEAR SYNTHETIC PD
Premium synthetic oils for industrial gears operating at wide temperature fluctuations and high loads. Also for sliding and rolling bearings. Delivers best-in-class surface protection and fiction reduction for gears. For use in heavily loaded industrial gears.
CASTROL OPTIGEAR SYNTHETIC PD ES
The Castrol Optigear Synthetic PD ES range is an advanced range of solid-free, high-performance, Flender-approved gear oils, which provide long-term lubrication for industrial gears that work with heavy loads and in extreme temperatures. Whether for spur, bevel, planetary or heavy-loaded gears, the Castrol Optigear Synthetic PD ES range helps equalize surface roughness and minimize abrasion – improving the surface profile of contacting gears. The Castrol Optigear Synthetic PD ES range reduces energy consumption and extends lubrication intervals by lowering frictional torque by up to 30% and delivering superior surface protection*.
Watch the video to find out how the Castrol Optigear Synthetic PD ES range provides long-term lubrication for industrial gears that work with heavy loads and in extreme temperatures.
*Based on the standard lab tests for bearings and gears between 2014 and 2017: FAG Step 1 Bearing Wear Test. The result against 4 competitors’ products shows Optigear Synthetic PD ES has up to 30% lower frictional torque against competitors’ products. This indicates less wear and better energy efficiency. The result exceeds the standard requirement of the specifications.
CASTROL OPTIGEAR BM
For the lubrication of spur and bevel gear units, even under severe operating conditions. Can also be used for selected worm gear units, rolling and sliding bearings, gear couplings and circulating systems. The "Microflux Trans" additive system protects and improves the surface profile of gear teeth.
*Based on SRV test results