Schaeffler introduces two-point lubricator for rolling bearings
Precision bearing manufacturer Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG, based in Schweinfurt, Germany, has launched a two-point lubricator for rolling bearings. The system provides two separate lubrication points that can be individually adjusted to supply bearings with varying lubricant volumes.
FAG CONCEPT2 is a compact, cost effective lubrication system for rolling bearings that ensures a constant, optimum supply of grease to the bearings without the need for manual intervention, particularly if machines are located in difficult-to-access areas or are deemed as critical to the production process.
The system is suitable for both OEM applications and retrofitting to existing machines or equipment.
FAG CONCEPT2 provides two lubrication points, which are controlled by either one or two individual piston-dispensing pumps, enabling the system to be adjusted to meet up to two different bearing sizes with varying lubrication requirements. Rather than having to purchase two separate single point lubricators to cope with different bearing lubrication requirements, users can now use one FAG CONCEPT2.
The system is suitable for dispensing lubricant to a variety of industrial rolling bearing applications, including pumps, fans, compressors, gearboxes and electric motors.
FAG CONCEPT2 can operate independently or can be activated by an external control system, coupled to a machine or production system. Protected to IP65, the system is powered by battery or a 24V DC power supply. The system dispenses either oil or grease up to NLGI 2. Delivery pressure is up to 50 bar on a 24V DC power supply, or up to 30 bar when battery-powered. Operating temperature is from -20-degree C. to +70-degree C.
The lubricant is stored in a transparent replaceable 250c m3 cartridge, allowing users to easily check the lubricant level, which enables easier fill-level control. The system is easy-to-use with an integrated LCD user display and two keypad control buttons for set up and adjustment.
FAG CONCEPT2 operates on Schaeffler’s ARCANOL range of lubricants. This range includes a large choice of greases developed by Schaeffler application engineers and produced by leading international lubricant manufacturers. These greases provide specific lubrication properties for almost every type of industrial application, the company said.