5th International Conference on Gear and Drivetrain Lubrication

The Lubricant as a Design Element

6–7 November, 2018 in Hamburg, Germany

Wherever forces are transmitted in a powertrain, there will be losses due to friction and wear. Whether in the automotive industry, mechanical engineering, or drive technology, high efficiency and sustainability are important for economical operation. Only the selection of the right lubricants and development of optimized lubricants, together with a suitable lubrication system can ensure low-friction, damage-free operation.

The integrated world of optimized lubrication of powertrains and all involved components is the focus of the fifth GETLUB conference. The spectrum of topics ranges from efficiency and sustainability, to special transmission applications, to lubricant development, test procedures and requirements, through to tribological systems and corresponding analytical methods. Presentations on standards and guidelines as well as a look into the future complete the program.

Presentations at the application-oriented conference will include lectures from lubricant and transmission manufacturers as well as reports from end users on their real world experiences.


Countries: Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, Netherlands

BASF, BMW, BP Europa, Daimler, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, DSi, Ducom Instruments Europe, Energie- und Schwingungstechnik, Evonik Industries, Flender, Filtration Group, FUCHS PETROLUB, FUCHS SCHMIERSTOFFE, GETRAG Getriebe- und Zahnradfabrik, GKN Driveline International, Güdel, HYDAC FILTERTECHNIK, IAV, IK4 TEKNIKER, Joachim Gear Consulting, Klüber Lubrication München, Liebherr-Components Biberach, LUBRICANT CONSULT, Lubrizol Deutschland, OELCHECK, Punch Powertrain, Rhenus Lub, Schaeffler Technologies, SEW-Eurodrive, Shell Global Solutions, Shell Deutschland Oil, TOTAL Deutschland, Volkswagen, ZF Group/TRW Automotive

Institute for Mechanics of Materials (IWM) MikroTribologie Centrum, Imperial College London Tribology Group, University of Applied Sciences Mannheim Center of Competence Tribology, Leibniz Universität Hannover Insitute of Machine Design and Tribology (IMKT), University of Münster Physics Institute, RWTH Aachen University: Institute for Machine Elements and System Engineering (MSE), Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL), Technische Universität Kaiserslautern: Chair of Composite Engineering (CCe), Institute of Machine Elements, Gears & Transmissions (MEGT), Technical University of Munich Institute of Machine Elements, Gear Research Centre (FZG)

DSi, Gesellschaft für Tribologie e.V, OELCHECK, Shell Global Solutions (Deutschland)

Associations, organisations:
Forschungsvereinigung Antriebstechnik e.V. (FVA), Gesellschaft für Tribologie e.V. (GfT)

Media partner:
antriebstechnik, Bearing News, lubricants, DER KONSTRUKTUER

Supported by

Main sponsor



HYPERION Hotel Hamburg

Amsinckstrasse 39
20097 Hamburg, Germany


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GETLUB is a conference organized by:

November 6-7, 2018 in Hamburg