At MAINTEC 2014, Schaeffler unveiled its multi-point lubricator for rolling bearings. The system can be adjusted to provide four different lubrication volumes to cater for bearings with varying lubrication requirements – described as an industry first.
FAG CONCEPT8 is an innovative, 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.
Schaeffler’s FAG CONCEPT8 provides up to eight separate lubrication points for dispensing precisely metered quantities of lubricant to rolling bearings. The system can dispense lubricant to rolling bearings in a wide range of industrial applications, including pumps, fans, compressors, gearboxes, electric motors, machine tools, wind turbines, as well as production lines in food and beverage processing plants.
The system is fitted with four pairs of lubrication points (eight in total), which are controlled by four individual dispensing pumps. Unlike other multi-point lubricators on the market, FAG CONCEPT8 enables users to individually control each pump in order to optimise cycle times and volumes of dispensed lubricant (lubricant can also be dispensed in a ‘pulsed operation’). This means the system can be adjusted to meet up to four different bearing sizes, each with varying lubrication requirements – an industry first. Rather than having to purchase multiple single-point lubricators to cope with different bearing lubrication requirements, users can now buy one FAG CONCEPT8.
FAG CONCEPT8 is also equipped with heated outlets, which ensure reliable dispensing intervals, even at low temperatures when the grease is more viscous. In addition, as the lubricant is stored in a transparent replaceable cartridge, users can easily check the lubricant level, enabling easier fill-level control. The system is easy-to-use with an integrated LCD user display that provides clear navigation menus and two keypad control buttons for set up and adjustment.
FAG CONCEPT8 operates on Schaeffler’s ARCANOL range of lubricants. This range includes 17 different greases, each one developed by Schaeffler application engineers and produced by international lubricant manufacturers. These greases therefore provide specific lubrication properties for almost every type of industrial application.
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