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Bearings - 2008-09-10

New NSK Self-Lube Catalogue

NEW, NSK CATALOGUE INCLUDES BEARING UNITS FOR USE IN GENERAL, ARDUOUS, WET, DUSTY AND HYGIENIC ENVIRONMENTS.

NSK has published a comprehensive new 156-page catalogue covering the company’s market- leading Self-Lube® range of bearing units. The new publication includes bearing types for use in general, arduous and hygienic environments. Its layout and content have been specifically designed to help bearing users, machine builders and bearing distributors select the highest performing bearings for their applications.

The Self-Lube® range of bearings provides integrated benefits in general manufacturing industry, food processing, materials handling and agricultural applications.  By providing units that are ready assembled to bolt into place, it enables designers to easily and economically solve specific bearing problems relating to component complexity, mounting, and also bearing maintenance and life in difficult environments.

The new catalogue provides the key to accessing these benefits. It is divided into eight easy-to-understand sections, all making extensive use of graphics, tables and cutaways (where required) to provide key information quickly and simply.

Over 80 pages of the new publication are devoted to the general range of Self-Lube® bearings, covering everything from bearing materials and bearing types, sealing, shaft locking arrangements, mounting instructions, tolerances and protection devices.

Also covered in detail are NSK’s Silver-Lube®, Molded Oil and Life-Lube® products. Silver-Lube® is a range of corrosion resistant bearing units specifically for use in industries where frequent thorough washdowns are necessary, optimum hygiene standards are required, and good chemical resistance over a wide temperature range is important.

Molded Oil bearings in the Self-Lube® range are mounted in stainless steel housings. They provide superior resistance to corrosion, compared to standard series cast iron units.                                                                                                     

Molded Oil bearings are lubricated with NSK’s own oil-impregnated material consisting of lubricating oil and polyolefin resin, which has an affinity for oil. Oil is released on demand from this material, providing ample lubrication for the bearing over extended periods. As a result, troublesome oil refilling is not required, and contamination of the surrounding environment is avoided.

Molded Oil technology also features in the Life-Lube® range, which combines the corrosion resistant properties of Silver-Lube® housings with the excellent properties of the solid lubricant.  Life-Lube® bearing units are specifically for use in industries where contact with water and process fluids is unavoidable, excellent chemical resistance is required, and extended lubrication life is necessary.

Free copies of the new Self-Lube® catalogue can be obtained from NSK’s Marketing Department at Newark: Tel: +44 1636 – 605123; e-mail: info-uk@nsk.com. Callers should quote reference SLB/A/E/2.08 when ordering.

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