Krytox AGL 683 Aviation Gear Box Grease – Case Study
Aircraft Cabin Air Conditioning and Temperature Control System Application
Aircraft systems manufacturer improves flying experience with help from custom lubricant.
Aircraft systems manufacturer makes cabins more comfortable and reduces costly maintenance
A systems manufacturer designed a cabin air conditioning and temperature control system for the latest series of large passenger aircraft that makes flying a more comfortable experience for passengers and flight crews. Compared to traditional systems, the new system provides higher humidity, improved air quality, lower cabin pressure, and less noise in the cabin.
The manufacturer needed a lubricant that could meet the demanding requirements of the electromechanical actuator gearbox in the control system. Specifically, the lubricant had to provide superior lubricity over an operating temperature ranging from –55–100 °C (–67–212 °F) and perform with very limited torque. In addition, the gearbox was required to operate for extended periods of time without re-lubrication.
Chemours developed a new product specifically designed to meet the needs of the electro-mechanical actuator gearbox. Krytox AGL 683 grease can withstand the temperature extremes of the application and provide the lowest possible torque while delivering exceptional lubricity.
- Using Krytox AGL 683 lubricant, the aircraft systems manufacturer was able to extend lubrication intervals.
- Chemours has the knowledge to put science to work to develop a custom-designed lubricant that met the specific needs of this critical system.
- Krytox AGL 683 lubricant can be used for other electro-mechanical gearbox applications.
Krytox™ AGL 683 grease contains extreme pressure and anticorrosion additives for applications in corrosive atmospheres or with significant shock loading where an element experiences greater mixed film or boundary lubrication than full film or hydrodynamic lubrication. Krytox AGL 683 grease will also provide superior performance in applications prone to significant fretting corrosion.
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