Anderol Specialty Lubricants, a division of Chemtura Corp., announced that the ANDEROL(R) 5000 PLUS EP Synthetic Gear Oil product series, which is designed for gear applications requiring high micro pitting resistance and protection under extreme conditions, is the first product to receive approval from General Electric (GE) for use in Off-Highway Vehicle motorized wheel gearbox applications under GE’s new gear oil specification D50E35. The approvals are for ISO VG 220, 320, 460 and 680.
The new specification goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2016 and requires high micro pitting resistance and superior performance in other demanding bench tests. The off-highway vehicle industry is a growing market that includes heavy-duty equipment such as construction vehicles and mining haul trucks. These gearboxes are subjected to high loads and low speeds, which highly stress the lubricant. These operating conditions can result in micro pitting damage, a precursor to pitting and gear failure.
“On Jan. 1, the current GE OHV Gearbox oil specification D50E27 will become obsolete, and any future maintenance for existing and new equipment under warranty must use the lubricants approved under the new specification D50E35,” says Salvatore Rea, Chemtura OEM liaison. “We’re proud that ANDEROL(R) 5000 PLUS EP meets the new, rigorous standards set by GE and the growing performance demands of all industrial gearbox manufacturers.”
The PAO/ester-based ANDEROL(R) 5000 PLUS EP gear oils are formulated using a specific balance of synthetic base stocks and additives to provide superior performance to conventional oils, including significantly improved load carrying ability, excellent wear and rust protection, higher viscosity indices, higher flash points, low pour points, cleaner running systems and improved thermal and oxidative stability. This helps promote higher gearbox reliability, extended lubricant life and reduced maintenance costs for the end user.
Additional Tier 1 OEM specification approvals for ANDEROL(R) 5000 PLUS EP Synthetic Gear Oils include Flender (Siemens), Maag Gear, Hansen Industrial Transmissions, Sumitomo (Paramax Series gearboxes), and Fives Cincinnati.