Large gearbox in industrial environment
The DMGH 22 gearbox.

Gear damage in a multistage cement mill gearbox

This case study involves gearbox damage caused by contaminated oil in a cement mill at the Natal Portland Cement plant in South Africa.

The contaminated lubricant caused cement particles to enter the gearbox, thus damaging the bearings and leading to backlash in the gears and further damage. The case study concludes that HD technologies, when combined with traditional vibration measurement, are effective for early detection of gearbox issues like gear mesh problems and bearing wear.

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CS_045B_Cement mill gearbox_Natal Portland Cement_SA.pdf English (United Kingdom) 4 MB 7/8/2024
This case study involves gearbox damage caused by contaminated oil in a cement mill.

Leonova Diamond

Leonova Diamond® is an advanced and powerful data analyzer for high-efficiency measuring routes in rough industrial surroundings.

HD Technologies

High-definition condition monitoring technologies provide exceptional pre-warning times, maximizing the planning horizon for maintenance and repairs. In turn, this enables fully utilizing asset life, cutting repair costs, and minimizing the consequences of unplanned downtime.

Cement

SPM has been involved in the cement industry for a number of years and we continue to contribute to improved plant reliability for main manufacturers around the world.