Purchasing Gear Lubricants: Be Careful When Playing the Numbers Game
Gear oil selection is not a game, and numbers alone cannot determine the right product for an application. A buyer can be tricked into selecting the wrong oil if he does not completely understand what the numbers on a technical sheet or price list really mean. This paper explains what you should consider when choosing a gear lubricant for a specific application and shows why choosing solely based on the numbers is not the best approach. Instead, try using a 10-step process for lubricant selection to make the process easier and more systematic, resulting in improved equipment reliability.