Despite fluctuating crude oil prices, the world’s energy supply continues to depend on the oil and gas industry. Accordingly, the demand for technologies and equipment is showing no signs of slowing down. Thanks to technological innovations, companies in the oil and gas industry today are now in a position to extract fossil fuels which were still inaccessible ten or twenty years ago. The requirements for the durability and reliability of materials and machines are tremendous: The workpieces have to provide reliable service despite extreme working conditions in the deep sea, at arctic temperatures or in hot desert climates.
Rugged toothed gear drives are required in the different areas of the oil and gas industry. These include platform hoist gears, whose toothed gears have extremely large modules and small numbers of teeth. Machine designs from Klingelnberg help to provide the necessary stability, reliability, and economic efficiency that are essential for the production of these gearing components.