Smart Gearbox: re-thinking technology for progress

After successfully passing Phase 2 of Horizon 2020, Varvel has designed a new gearbox capable of functioning without lubricant, an unprecedented solution to one of industry’s most challenging problems.



Thanks to its success in Horizon2020, European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, after passing of Phase II, the Group was awarded funds for the ambitious project of the Smart Gearbox, the gearbox of the future. The mechanical gearbox is a mature product with countless applications in many industries. Nonetheless it still suffers from one particular defect to which no solution has ever been found, until now: lubricant leakage. The Smart Gearbox is the solution to this problem.