Tests Conducted By A European Manufacturer Demonstrate A 7.5 Times Decrease In Teeth Wear of Swinging Worm Gear Mechanism, When Used With NanoLub® GH-X Grease Additive

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Tests conducted by a major European manufacturer shows a 7.5 decrease in teeth wear of type 9E-1B20-0719-A01 swinging worm gear mechanism, when lubricated with grease treated with 5% of NanoMaterials’ NanoLub® GH-X EP additive.

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As these tests show, NanoLub® GH-X grease additive is a perfect solution for reducing wear in gear worm mechanisms.

NanoMaterials Ltd., the innovative nano lubricants manufacturer and a subsidiary of the leading American company: “Nanotech Industrial Solutions, Inc.” (NIS), releases a new case study based on tests conducted by a leading European manufacturer of worm gear mechanisms.

The purpose of this independent case study was to measure NanoMaterials’ Nanolub® EP Grease Additive effectiveness when used in worm gear mechanisms.

The tests were conducted on used swinging mechanism type 9E-1B20-0719-A01, lubricated with Liton EP 2 grease formulated with 5% of NanoLub® GH-X grease additive and compared to a similar test conducted with untreated Liton EP 2 grease.

Nanolub® GH-X EP Grease Additive was shown to have a positive impact, leading to a 7.5 times decrease in teeth wear of swinging worm gear mechanism, as measured by a thickness gauge.

“Friction and wear is a major issue with all gear worm sets. That's why superb lubrication is so essential for reaching optimal performance,” said Larissa Dragnai, NanoMaterials’ QC& Manager. “As these tests show, NanoLub® GH-X grease additive is a perfect solution for reducing wear in gear worm mechanisms.”

About NanoLub® Lubricant Additive Series:
The NanoLub® series has received the prestigious Nano 50TM Award by Nanotech Briefs (publishers of NASA Tech Briefs) and it is the first successful commercial implementation of inorganic, multi-layered fullerene-shaped nanoparticles in Extreme Pressure (EP) lubricants, based on patented and award-winning technology developed at the Weizmann Institute of Science.

NanoLub® operates a dual-effect mechanism: multi-layer tungsten disulfide nanospheres reduce friction and heating, thereby reducing mechanical wear. Extreme pressure conditions causes nanospheres to create a tribofilm layer that attach to surface crevices and re-smoothens them, thereby extending mechanical efficiency and apparatus life.

Tests have shown that incorporating NanoMaterials’ inorganic, lubricant additives into oil and grease formulations delivers a range of performance enhancements including:

  •         Significant friction reduction
  •         Reduced wear of contacting surfaces
  •         Reconditioning of existing wear damage
  •         Enhanced energy and fuel efficiency
  •         Reduced operating temperature

These translate to significant cost and performance benefits such as lower energy consumption, extended effective operation of mechanisms, extended lubricant life, extended machinery life, and reduced emissions.

About NanoMaterials Ltd.:
“NanoMaterials Ltd.” a cleantech company operating in the field of Nanotechnology, was established in 2002 and after its acquisition in 2013 became a subsidiary of the leading American company “Nanotech Industrial Solutions, Inc.” (NIS). A pioneer of inorganic, multi-layered fullerenes, NanoMaterials was the first company to succeed in the commercial production of inorganic, multi-layered nanofullerenes and nanotubes, based on exclusively patented platform technology developed at the Weizmann Institute of Science.

NanoMaterials is part of AddNano, a joint project funded by the European Commission and has earned international recognition winning numerous innovation and excellence awards including: Top 30 Network of Automotive Excellence Innovation Award, Red Herring Top 100 Innovators award, Innovation WORLD 21 award, “Nanotechnology Company of the Year” by the Israeli Ministry of Industry & Trade and Top 10 in the Israeli nano-tech market according to “The Marker” magazine.

The Company’s R&D department is involved in extensive research and testing for additional WS2 based applications in the field of lubricants, coatings and polymer composites for such industries as defense, mining and metalworking.

For more information, visit: http://www.apnano.com.

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