Mobil SHC™ Gear 150 oil helps paper mill avoid rewinder failure

Company-estimated 4-year savings of more than

US $29,300
Mobil SHC Gear 150
Mobil SHC Gear 150

A Georgia pulp and paper mill operates a Perini 7.6 Sincro rewinder in its converting facility. Its primary gearbox was running hot, reaching operating temperatures of more than 200°F (93°C), causing the gearbox lubricant to quickly darken and produce a burning odor. As there was no replacement available for this critical component, maintenance personnel were worried that any mechanical failure could lead to significant unscheduled downtime. With that in mind, they conducted weekly oil analysis and approached ExxonMobil engineers for a lubricant solution capable of extending oil drain intervals and preventing equipment breakdown.

After evaluating the application, ExxonMobil engineers recommended the use of Mobil SHC™ Gear 150, a fully synthetic gear oil designed to provide outstanding performance in extreme conditions and resistance to degradation at high temperatures.

After transitioning to Mobil SHC Gear 150 gear oil, the company reports reducing operating temperatures by 40-50°F (22-27°C) and achieving four in-service years without draining the lubricant. The lower operating temperature and extended oil service interval achieved with Mobil SHC Gear 150 synthetic gear oil has significantly improved production availability and reduced maintenance costs.

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*This success story is based on the experience of a single customer. Actual results can vary depending upon the type of equipment used and its maintenance, operating conditions and environment, and any prior lubricant used.

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