Uncontrolled humidity can ruin a gear set within days, sometimes hours. Gear tooth surfaces and the rollers and races in rolling element bearings can experience rust corrosion almost immediately if not protected by an oil film or a suitable preservative. Philadelphia Gear’s preservation system offers its customers a solution to the ongoing problem of protecting and maintaining gearboxes while in storage. Enclosed drives that have GearLogic protection will enable customers to warehouse them safely before putting them back into service.
Unlike preservatives that harden or get tacky during their application, the GearLogic process uses a specially formulated product that maintains a thin, non-hardening preservative barrier between any moisture that may enter your gearbox and your critical gearing elements. So this means that when the time comes to return your equipment to service, the tedious task of flushing your drive of preservatives is a thing of the past.* Simply replace the hygroscopic breather element and Plexiglas inspection cover and fill the unit with the proper amount and type of lubricant and “flip the switch.”
To request more information or receive a free GearLogic quotation, call your Philadelphia Gear technical sales representative today.
*Applies to mineral oil only. Applications using synthetic oil will need to be flushed prior to filling.
Is GearLogic for only Philadelphia Gear brand gearboxes?
No. In fact, any brand gearbox that is currently being stored at your facility is probably
a candidate for GearLogic.
Will GearLogic work with synthetic oils?
Yes, but the gearbox will have to be flushed before being filled with synthetic oil. Mineral oils, on the other hand, do not require flushing before filling. The GearLogic preservative will simply dissolve in the mineral oil after filling.
Can the GearLogic treatment be applied at my location or while a gearbox is in service?
Unfortunately, because of the specialized equipment necessary to perform the GearLogic process, gearboxes must be shipped back to the nearest Philadelphia Gear Regional Service Center for treatment.
Does the application of the GearLogic process require
an in-shop overhaul?
No. Gearboxes can be sent directly from your site to Philadelphia Gear for GearLogic treatment.
What size gearboxes are eligible to be treated with GearLogic?
Virtually any size gearbox is a candidate for the GearLogic long-term preservation warranty.
DO I HAVE TO ROTATE SHAFTS AND DO OTHER PM WORK TO GEARBOXES IN STORAGE AFTER THEY’VE BEEN PRESERVED WITH GEARLOGIC?
No. GearLogic was designed to be as user friendly as possible and requires no shaft rotation. The only “maintenance” necessary is to periodically check the desiccant bags, and hygroscopic breather to see if they need replacement.
How much does a GearLogic treatment cost?
GearLogic is intended to be a value-added service that can provide our customers with increased peace of mind for a relatively minimal cost.
Procedural check of one of the barrier filters
designed into the GearLogic system.
Once gearbox is preserved, a hygroscopic
breather is installed to extract moisture and
particulate from the air while gearbox is
After GearLogic application, a Plexiglas cover
is temporarily installed in place of the metal inspection cover, so that desiccant bags can
be monitored to detect moisture build-up.
Philadelphia Gear's proprietary design of the
GearLogic preservation system.
Piping and filtration system designed to
maximize pressure and pumping capacity to
ensure each unit gets 100% fill.
Technician connecting preservative supply
hose to unit staged for GearLogic treatment.