Machines and plants consist of many different elements. Mechanical engineers understand better and better to dimension these machine elements, to calculate their lifetime and to use materials in the best possible way. By today also the lubricant is understood as an element of the whole construction by design engineers. For this reason the lubricant needs the same amount of attantion as other major elements. However, lubricants consist of materials that characteristics are not very well known by mechanical engineers and machine builders. In the age of continuously increasing power and at the same time decreasing weights this becomes more and more a dilemma.
In this training we convey you how lubricants work. We show you which technological characteristics the different basis oils and additives have and what is their influence in the different areas of application. We help you to understand the values and specifications in norms and on data sheets and how relevant they are for specific applications.
In the end, the core is about to define the requirements of your machine on the lubricant as exact as possible and to integrate lubrication knowledge actively as early as possible into the construction process. Only in that way the possibilities of modern lubrication technology can be utilized for the function, reliability and effectiveness in the best way.
How a lubricant works
Basic fluids in comparison
Additives – a short overview
Characteristic values and their meaning
Norms, specifications and releases
The best lubricant for my machine
Special environmental requirements
Clearing and inhouse specifications
Water and air in oil
Oil can talk
Oil sensors and on-site measuring
Oil changes and opperating instructions
How to recognize and avoid recurring problems