Kumera gearboxes are sturdy high-quality products, which will operate flawlessly for decades, if maintained properly. Many Kumera gearboxes delivered in the 1960s and 1970s are still in operation.
Although a gearbox is exposed to high loads, often in hostile environments, maintenance requirements for a Kumera gearbox are limited and simple.
Key issues to maintain in the shorter term, i.e. first two-three years, are oil quality and seals and gaskets.
After five to ten years of operation, larger parts such as bearings and clutches should be considered for maintenance.
An important issue to note is that, for front-end gearboxes, which may have limited operational hours, the in-shaft will always turn as long as the main engine runs.
Kumera will always be supportive in considering the corrective maintenance steps for your gearbox, based on the operation and maintenance history.
Kumera track all gearboxes by serial no. and IMO number, and gearboxes maintained by Kumera will have its maintenance history logged in the Kumera system.
Please contact Kumera’s Service Department with your maintenance request, and we will support you to keep your gearboxes operational.