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Top 6 Tips for Industrial Gearbox Inspection and Maintenance

Gears and gearboxes are very important in the mechanism of any mechanical equipment. Therefore these components need to be inspected and maintained adequately in order to make them perform efficiently.

Carrying out scheduled maintenance and inspection of gear and gearboxes requires complex planning.

Some certain checkpoints must be taken into consideration.

What are these checkpoints?

Are you curious to know?

If yes, then read through the following post, which gives you some most important checklist of inspecting a gearbox.

Our skilled team of specialist engineers employs the state of the art equipment to inspect any gearbox brand to provide a thorough analysis of gearbox condition, operating ability and a recommended course of action.

Highlighted below are Industrial Rotating Machine Top 10 tips to minimize downtime and ensure your gearbox experiences as long an operational life as possible:

1-Breathers Water, dust, and debris should not be allowed to be drawn into the gearbox through the breather. They should be of the correct type and style and kept clean at all times allowing the gearbox to breathe with ease.


2- Lubrication Lubrication is the most important tip. Gearboxes are made up of metal parts and should not rub against each other as this could result to wear and tear of metal parts.

3- Check Gearbox Ratings To ensure proper and efficient running of the gearbox, make sure it’s operating within its manufacturer’s specification in terms of mechanical and thermal ratings.

Gearboxes are designed to work within their capacity. Overworking of gearboxes may lead to serious damages later on.

4- Good Housekeeping It’s widely known that gearboxes operate in dirty and dusty sites. However, you should take every possible measure to ensure the gearbox area is clean.


5-Shaft Seals Check for oil leakages at the beginning and the end of your gearbox. Once you notice a leakage, it shows that the seals are damaged and must be replaced to prevent internal contamination of the gearbox or inadequate lubrication.

6- Speak to the Specialist Whether you need advice or support in inspecting; maintaining and repairing; or replacing your gearbox, bring in the experts who can guide you and help you ensure your gearboxes are working to their maximum operational efficiency.

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