An efficient and economical lubrication concept includes not only the choice of a suitable lubricant but also the provision for relubrication. Schaeffler has developed an e-kit specifically for electric motors, being suitable for use with the company's automatic CONCEPT2 lubricator. This can independently supply up to two lubrication points with lubricant and provides electric motor operators with an economical way to upgrade the CONCEPT2 system.
The e-kit includes the CONCEPT2 lubricator (as either a battery-driven or 24V variant) and all accessories required for mounting and installation. Existing lubrication systems can therefore be easily upgraded to a fully-automatic relubrication system. The e-kit contains angled hose connectors and a 3m length of hose that can be shortened as required. The kit also includes a mounting bracket and components for mounting at an angle of 45 or 90 degrees using eye bolts and the hose connectors for a 6mm diameter hose to replace the existing lubrication nipple.
Automatic relubrication devices provide fresh lubricating grease to the contact points of the rolling bearing in the desired quantity and at the right time. They can also be controlled externally as required and are easy to integrate into machine operation. Under- and over-lubrication and the resulting downtime can be avoided, and system contamination can be prevented by eliminating excess lubricant. For maintenance personnel, automated relubrication devices mean considerably less work, improved operating reliability and often reduced maintenance costs.
The CONCEPT2 lubricator uses Schaeffler Arcanol lubricating greases; these provide specific lubrication properties for almost every type of industrial application. All Arcanol lubricants are extensively tested for their suitability. This includes many hours on test rigs simulating a range of installation conditions for investigating the interaction between the rolling bearing and the lubricating grease under real-world conditions.
As part of the conversion of the Schaeffler Group's external presence and branding, selected product groups are being converted to the Schaeffler brand. FAG Arcanol has now been rebranded as Schaeffler Arcanol. The look of the entire Arcanol product range will be brought in line with Schaeffler's corporate design.
Learn more about the CONCEPT2 lubricator e-kit for electric motors at www.schaeffler.co.uk.