Precautions for the Planetary Reducer During Use

- Jan 13, 2021-

Planetary gearboxes are suitable for a wide range of industries, but if we want to extend the service life of planetary gearboxes, there should pay attention to the following points during use:


1. The planetary reducer must be equipped with a breather cap

Before use, replace the plug at the highest position with an exhaust plug to ensure that the gas in the body is discharged when the reducer is running. If it is not replaced in time, the gas in the reducer will swell the oil seal after long time running and the reducer will even leak oil.


2. Hammering is strictly prohibited on the planetary reducer

When installing couplings, belt pulleys, sprocket and other connecting parts on the output shaft of the reducer, direct hammering is not allowed. Because the output shaft structure of the reducer cannot withstand axial hammering, it can be screwed in by the shaft end screw hole. The screw is pressed into the coupling piece.


3. Replace the lubricating oil in the planetary reducer in time, pay special attention to replacement of the first time.

The reducer should replace lubricating oil after 300 to 400 hours of operation for the first time, and then every 1500 to 2000 hours. In addition, the lubricating oil should be checked every half a month in the work environment with harsh working environment, high temperature and heavy dust. If the lubricating oil is dirty, replace the lubricating oil to keep it clean, extend the lifespan of the reducer and improve economic efficiency.


To replace the lubricating oil means: drain off all the previous lubricating oil, rinse it, and then add new lubricating oil.