The 5 Most Common Industrial Gearbox Faults
Industrial Gearbox Faults, Errors and Troubleshooting
1. Bearing Issues
The majority of industrial gearbox problems occur with the bearings. This part of the gearbox is prone to a number of issues including debris, contamination, leaks, misalignment, vibration and shock.
Industrial gearbox misalignment can occur from a variety of issues including thermal expansion, poor installation, improper mounting and deflection problems. The problem happens in the gear and bearing pitting of the gearbox.
Sometimes our customers are actually using the incorrect industrial gearbox for the task. We can help spot this purely through inspection and information from you. Misalignment will ultimately lead to total failure.
3. Poor Lubrication
If you are lubricating your parts, check for leaks. But if you aren’t, then you may notice dryness, grinding or noise from the industrial gearbox. You also need to use the correct lubrication for the part too.
4. High Temperature
High temperatures of your industrial gearbox may be from poor lubrication, poor airflow or overtightened bearings. If you need help, just get in touch and we’ll try our best.
Vibrations can cause shaft failure, and the signs to spot are noise, underperformance and even visible cracks. The industrial gearbox may not have the proper support it needs or is being pushed beyond its limit too often.
When maintaining your industrial gearbox, spot these signals and get it repaired early. You’ll save big, both on time and money. If you don’t, you may end up having to buy a new industrial gearbox. Get in touch for a free collection and quote.
Lewys Gammond Phillips
Marketing Officer, Kontrolmek Ltd