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Gearbox and Bearing

The total cleanliness program was developed by Pall to help customers maintain cleanliness levels throughout their entire manufacturing process. TCM is the integration of products and services that reduce environmental impact and operating costs while improving productivity, reliability, quality and safety.


Real solutions to everyday problems


As part of a TCM Pall offers regularly scheduled fluid analysis, process audits, equipment consultations and surveys, and other tools to assist customers with ensuring their equipment is properly protected, their fluids are clean, and their filtration technology is operating as expected. By using these preventative services, Pall’s customers can head problems off before they become big, and they can know that Pall is able to offer solutions.


Typical strip mills consist of a series of “stands” that progressively reduce the thickness of the steel slab as it passes between rollers. The gears contained in the gearbox of the stand are either single or double helical gears, and the stand contains an electrical motor.


The main gearbox output shaft has a flexible connection to a pinion stand that drives the rollers. Each pinion has a gearbox, with helical gears that splits the power between upper and lower rollers.


The power required to roll steel varies, but the gearbox motor is normally operating at less than 15% of its rating. Torque required to drive a bar entering the mill often exceeds 4 times the motor torque rating.


For the motor to continue operating with this type of demand on it, the manufacturer requires adequate protection for the gearbox and bearing.


We have responded to these industrial demands by developing a full line of industrial filtration technology for the primary metal industry, the latest advancement of our technology is the Athalon filter. The Athalon filter is cutting edge and like all of our products, has been subjected to rigorous testing in real world applications. we have demonstrated the ability to assist primary metal producers with solid, liquid and dissolved contaminants and the Athalon filter continues to carry the tradition.


For more information on improving the efficiency of your processes, contact our team of filtration experts.

Improved quality and service life

Athalon Filter

Pall’s Athalon hydraulic and lube oil return line filters offer the ultimate performance.These filters combine Betax(c)≥2000 rated, stress resistant technology, and a full range of housings to provide superior performance.

Athalon filters are laid over pleat (LOP) geometry.  This allows for maximization of the filtration area, increased flow handling, reduced filter element size, and improved fluid cleanliness across the filtration process.  Additionally, this filter improves real world performance with anti-static construction, preventing static damage to the filter element, housing, or fluids. Athalon’s cageless construction makes it 60% lighter than comparable filter elements and reduce disposal costs.  Athalon filter elements can be incinerated or shredded, in addition to crushing. The filter is simple and inexpensive to install or maintain because it uses common port and mounting interfaces.


A filter’s ability to sustain fluid cleanliness for its entire service life is a critical measure of performance. Athalon is the only filter that continues to provide quality fluid cleanliness, even late in service life.


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