New range of greases for rolling bearings

Schaeffler has released a new range of FAG Arcanol greases to give rolling bearings a longer operating life and higher operational safety.

Rolling bearing damage can lead to significant downtime or costs due to improper use or maintenance. The company’s research has indicated that more than 40 per cent of all cases involving rolling bearing damage are caused by poor lubrication.

The range of greases are designed for rolling bearings in a range of industry applications including gearboxes, electric motors, pumps, compressors, linear systems, fans, conveyancing equipment, and machine tools.

Mark Ciechanowicz, industrial services manager at Schaeffler Australia said, “Using high quality greases in the correct amounts at the correct times is an environmentally harmonious way to make the best use of materials and keep machinery running smoothly.”

“Some of the biggest environmental concerns arise when machinery is not working efficiently, or breaks down and causes spillages or waste.

“Applying a high quality grease such as Arcanol not only reduces the risk of this, but it also extends the life of the bearings, making the piece of machinery run smoother and more efficiently.”

Rolling bearings are used in machinery for operations in mining and energy, manufacturing and materials handling, bulk materials handling, and oil and gas operations, where extended service life and downtime caused by premature failure is important.