GENERAL / BASIC PRINCIPLES
Important questions and answers
Question: How long has REWITEC® been operating in the marketplace and in what regions?
Answer: The company has existed since 2003 and operates globally.
Question: What are the main areas of use for REWITEC® products?
Answer: The products are used in what are known as ‚tribological systems‘, for example gearboxes, bearings and internal combustion engines of every kind. They can be used in practically any sector, with our main target markets including wind energy, shipping, thermal power plants, general industry and automotive.
Question: How do REWITEC® products actually work?
Answer: A chemical/physical reaction of the active agents produces an optimisation of friction levels and passivation of the metal surfaces, which ultimately leads to less wear inside the component, greater energy efficiency and an optimised service life (more details under “Technology” below).
Question: Which REWITEC® product lines are intended for which components?
Answer: PowerShot® is the product for internal combustion engines, DuraGear® is for use in industrial gearing units, G5 is for passenger car gearboxes, GR400 (grease) is designed for applications in bearings, PowerSpray is an all-purpose spray for domestic use and ChainSpray is used for two-wheelers and chain conveyors.
Question: Are REWITEC® products an additive?
Answer: In the literal technical sense, yes. However, (in contrast to all other conventional additives) they exert their effect not on the lubricant qualities, but instead use the oil or grease as a ‚means of conveyance‘ in order to transport the active components in the mixed friction range to the metal surfaces‘ hot spots, where they then react. We therefore see REWITEC® products not as additives, but instead much more as surface refiners.
Question: Can REWITEC® products only be used on relatively old equipment, or can they be used on newer / new plant as well?
Answer: Thanks to their surface-refining effect, our products are particularly effective on older units that have already been worked hard. They can freeze the advance of any damage or nascent micro-pitting and (within the bounds of physics) even have a repairing effect. However, it also makes sense to use them on newer/new equipment, as the effect is preventative and helps to prolong service life and increase efficiency.
Question: What services does REWITEC® offer besides the actual products?
Answer: Advice on product use, assessments of plant condition, application of the products on site, surface documentation by means of micro-imprints with subsequent microscopic-visual evaluation (before/after comparisons).
Question: What references does REWITEC® have?
Answer: Over the years we have had the privilege of supplying a very large number of satisfied customers, across a very wide range of industries and target groups. From small SMEs all the way up to global groups. You will find a selection of these on our website www.rewitec.com in the “References” section.
Question: Has the effectiveness of REWITEC® products been proved by any independent scientific tests?
Answer: For many years now we have had our products scientifically examined and put through tough, independent stress tests at institutes such as Frankfurt Technical University, Mannheim University (Tribology Centre of Excellence) and Gießen University (Chair for Nano-Tribology). We publish the results of these tests regularly in our company documentation and on our website www.rewitec.com.
Question: Does any warranty / product liability apply at REWITEC®?
Answer: We offer the statutory warranty on our products and there has been product liability insurance in place for our company with HDI-Gerling since 2004, against which, however, there has to date never been a claim.
Question: What actually is “tribology”?
Answer: Tribology (Greek: the study of friction) encompasses the academic description of friction, wear and lubrication, plus the development of technologies to optimise friction processes, which are also referred to as "interacting surfaces in relative motion" or a "tribological system". [Source: Wikipedia]
Question: Is REWITEC® also present online on social networks?
Answer: Yes, we are on both facebook (www.facebook.com/rewitecmalaysia )