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Çimko Cement, a cement-producing company in Turkey, has experienced significant reductions both in energy consumption and gearbox operating temperatures at the Narli plant following a switch to Mobil SHC Gear, a high-performance gear oil from ExxonMobil.

As a result, Çimko Cement has decided to use Mobil SHC Gear in all elevator gearboxes and in the rotary kiln gearboxes to help reduce unscheduled downtime, improve the energy efficiency of equipment and increase productivity. 

The company had been looking to reduce operating costs and to improve the energy efficiency of its equipment. Following an initial 26-month-long trial with Mobil SHC Gear 460 on its limestone conveyor driver, which resulted in reductions in energy consumption, Çimko Cement undertook another trial especially for an energy-efficiency comparison.

The second 16-month-long trial on two gearboxes driving the raw-material silo elevator delivered average energy savings of 2.3 per cent compared with a competitor’s fully synthetic oil, following a switch to Mobil SHC Gear 320.

Key benefits of product application

  • Mobil SHC Gear 320 has demonstrated an average 5°C reduction in gearbox temperatures after 11,000 hours of service.
  • Reduced fluid friction in gears — the result of the low-traction properties of the synthetic base stocks used in Mobil SHC Gear oils — produces lower operating temperatures and helps to improve gear efficiency. This contributes to considerable savings over the gearbox and machine lifecycle, helping to reduce unscheduled downtime and component wear.
  • The high-viscosity index of Mobil SHC Gear oils delivers less change in viscosity with changes in temperature, and during the initial Mobil SHC Gear 460 field trial no change in viscosity was recorded after 16,000 hours of service. This enabled a wider operating temperature range and improved low-temperature start-up, delivering the smooth, trouble-free operation of Çimko Cement’s equipment.
  • There was no indication of oxidation after 16,000 hours of service, which can help extend oil drain intervals, reducing oil consumption and lowering maintenance costs.

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Mobil Industrial Lubricants: A Legacy of Innovation, Advanced Technology and Productivity

For more than a century, the team behind Mobil Industrial Lubricants has been delivering premium products and comprehensive maintenance solutions that help companies boost productivity, enhance the performance and life of their equipment, increase profitability, reduce downtime, and stay ahead of the competition.

Today, Mobil Industrial Lubricants are used extensively in many industrial market sectors – including power generation, general manufacturing, metal working, food and beverage processing, pulp and paper, cement, construction, metals and mining.

Proven Synthetic Technology

For companies that rely on equipment that is often subjected to extreme operating conditions, such as high temperatures, extreme loads and pressures, excessive moisture or high speeds, Mobil SHC lubricants and greases offer an ideal solution.  That’s because they are formulated with application specific performance in mind and are designed to deliver exceptional lubrication, helping to reduce operating temperatures, minimize component wear and extend oil change intervals compared to Exxon Mobil’s conventional mineral oil based products.

In fact, Mobil SHC products are endorsed for use in over 5,800 applications by more than 1,100 major equipment builders around the world for exclusive or preferential use.

To learn more about how Mobil Industrial Lubricants can help unleash your productivity and enhance the performance of your company’s equipment, please visit our website.

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