Lanxess has expanded its test capacity with a new test bench for additive hydraulic fluids that came into operation at its Mannheim facility. Used to test the additive package Additin RC 9200 N as well as other fluids, the facility will cater to the formulation of fluids used in large commercial vehicles such as excavators, combine harvesters or construction vehicle.
As the market requires test runs to be performed using various grades of oil and the test capacity at Bosch, Rexroth is only available on a limited basis, Lanxess Additives business unit decided to develop its own test bench to conduct tests. Additin RC 9200 N had been approved by the mechanical engineering company back in March 2018, all products passing the tests are published in a list of recommended products for high operational safety.
The operational safety of hydraulic pumps and motors is important to Bosch Rexroth. The company had previously carried out relevant tests for Additin RC 9200 N itself and in accordance with internal guideline RDE 90235, it assessed the behaviour of the lubricant and the interaction in the hydraulic pump and motor under realistic operating conditions.
Bosch Rexroth is responding to the significantly increased power density of its systems and strict requirements that are expected of the lubricant. The pump test introduced by Bosch Rexroth in 2015 has gone far beyond current DIN and ISO standards.