Industrial Gear Lubrication
|Publication Date:||1 January 2002|
This standard provides the end user, original equipment builder, gear manufacturer, and lubricant supplier with guidelines for minimum performance characteristics for lubricants suitable for use in general power transmission applications. These guidelines cover both open and enclosed gearing which have been designed and rated in accordance with applicable AGMA standards. The types of gearing included herein are metallic spur, helical including herringbone, straight and spiral bevel, and worm. These guidelines may or may not be applicable to non-metallic gears.
This standard does not address grease lubricated enclosed drives, aerospace applications or address special regulatory requirements associated with food or drug handling or manufacturing equipment. This standard is not intended to replace any existing standards such as in automotive applications where similar gearing may be used.
NOTE: This standard is not intended to supplant any specific recommendations of gear manufacturers.