Mobil SHC™ 630 synthetic gear oil helps paper manufacturer prevent component wear and extend oil drain intervals*

Extended oil drain intervals by 21 months while lowering gear temperatures by

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Allimand paper machine gearbox
Paper manufacturer
Samutsakorn, Thailand

A packaging paper manufacturer operates two Allimand paper machines. Lubricated with a conventional mineral oil, the paper machines were subjected to operating temperatures as high as 70°C (158°F) and suffered from excessive wear on gearboxes, forcing personnel to conduct oil changes every three months. In an effort to improve equipment reliability, the company approached ExxonMobil to identify a lubricant solution capable of extending oil drain intervals and operating in severe conditions.

ExxonMobil engineers recommended the company switch to Mobil SHC™630 synthetic gear oil. Formulated with high VI base fluids that resist high temperature viscosity loss and a proprietary additive system, Mobil SHC 630 gear oil is designed to provide outstanding lubrication for gears operating at elevated temperatures while resisting thermal breakdown, oxidation and related deposit formation. Additionally, ExxonMobil engineers recommended implementing routine Mobil ServSM Lubricant Analysis to monitor equipment and oil condition.

After transitioning to Mobil SHC 630 synthetic gear oil, the operating temperature of the gearboxes declined to 50°C (122°F) and no excessive wear was observed on the gear teeth in the two and a half years following the transition. Additionally, the company extended oil drain intervals by six times, lowered used oil generation, minimized human-machine interaction and reduced downtime to 18 days, generating company-estimated annual savings of US $9,500.

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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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