EURODRIVE recommended lubrication schedule should be
followed if possible. If any other lubricant is used please consult
with the factory about any harmful effects of certain lubricants or
For recommended oil and grease see the lubrication schedule.
All gearunits supplied by EURODRIVE are shipped with oil and
grease. The units are ready to be operated after being properly
installed and aligned.
The amount of oil in each gear unit depends on the mounting
position of the gear unit. The oil level can be checked by
removing the red painted oil plug. The oil level must be even
with the bottom of the threaded hole.
Note that the required oil level changes when the mounting
position is changed from the originally ordered position.
Check oil level required, on the different mountings, in the
Please make sure that the plastic stop in the vent plug is
removed before operating the gear unit. This will assure us that
no pressure build up will take place inside the gear unit.
Gear units can only be operated in a non-ventilated condition
when approved by the factory.
MAINTENANCE OF GEARUNITS
All EURODRIVE units require a minimum of
For a long-life operation we suggest the
All oil levels and oil quality must be
checked every 5000 hours. If the oil is
contaminated, burned or waxed, change
the oil immediately and flush out the
box if necessary.
Under normal operating conditions we
recommend an oil change every 10,000
hours of operation or 2 years.
When a synthetic oil is used change the
oil every 40,000 hours or 4 years.
cleaned and regreased every 10,000
hours. The bearing grease area must
be filled to approximately 1/3 of the
available area to avoid overheating of
The above suggestions are however,
subject to change if the units are
humidity or corrosive environments. If
lubricant may have to be changed more
To prevent excessive loads on the input or
output shaft and bearings please make sure that
the load on the shafts does not exceed the
limitations of the gear unit.
Consult with the factory if necessary.
THE INSTALLATION OF A COUPLING,
SPROCKET, GEAR OR SHEAVE
installing one of the items listed above please
make sure that the proper tools or procedures
Do not hammer on the shafts.
Hammering on the shafts can cause brinelling of
the bearings and a considerable reduction in
Instead of "hammering on" the components we
suggest heating up the items if possible to
approximately 175°F. This will eliminate any
damage to the bearings.
It should be noted that the EURODRIVE units
with shafts up to 1-1/2" diameter are machined
to a tolerance of +.0000"; -.0005"; and the larger
diameter shafts are machined to a tolerance of