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Reliable lubrication of actuators in automotive components

February 07. 2017

Reliable lubrication of actuators in automotive components

New customised lubricant series offering high long-term stability.

Actuators are power transmission elements elements which convert electrical signals into mechanical movement. However, for dependable actuator performance, their small mechanical components need to be lubricated reliably. Many applications in the automotive sector today use or electromechanical elements in the brake, steering unit or clutch mechanisms. The operating conditions vary according to the specific application and may involve for example very high or low temperatures, speeds or accelerations along with minor actuating movements Klüber Lubrication has developed a series of speciality lubricants for the lifetime lubrication of actuators, which perfectly match the service life requirements in the automotive industry.

"Our new special greases for the lubrication of actuators offer long-term stability for 15 years without requiring relubrication", explains Cornelia Recker from the Business Unit Bearing Industry at Klüber Lubrication. "The applications in question mainly include linear drive units, but also rolling bearings in electric motors or electromagnetic valves as well as components of the engine control unit and in comfort systems. As these components are not relubricated their reliable funciton is of utmost importance".

High wear protection for Brake-by-Wire components

Klübersynth BR 46-82 has been developed for providing high reliability in a wide operating temperature range, e.g. in electromechanical brakes and parking brakes. This lubricating grease also offers good wear protection for ball screws and other power transmission elements at permanently high temperatures up to 180 °C and at low temperatures down to minus 40 °C.  The base oil is compatible with the standard brake fluids and EPDM seals. Klübersynth BR 46-82 is a cost-effective alternative to greases based on perfluorinated oils.

Special lubricating grease for smooth operation in rolling contacts in electromechanical systems.

In the automotive sector, components like rolling bearings, ball screws and small gears have to show a low starting torque, even at low temperatures. The use of special seals is making the compatibility of lubricants an ever more pressing issue. The new Klübersynth BR 46-32 has been developed to meet the requirements in terms of long-term lubrication of components having rolling contact. The low-viscous special grease offers a good low-temperature behaviour at minus 45 °C as well as a low friction torque and therefore also contributes to increasing energy efficiency. Klübersynth BR 46-32 is compatible with EPDM materials and brake fluids.

Temperature-resistant speciality grease with solid lubricant additives

Clutch and brake actuators are equipped with planetary rolling contact gears or ball screws which generate minor actuating movements along with high acceleration. The new Klübersynth BR 46-32 F was especially developed to meet these particular requirements. The low-viscous base oil ensures very smooth running at low temperatures and its excellent oxidation stability allows safe handling at high temperatures. The special lubricating grease is used for lifetime lubrication. It contains selected additives and solid lubricants which offer good wear protection under sliding conditions. Klübersynth BR 46-32 F wasespecially designed for providing good compatibility with EPDM elastomers, as it contains the same base oil type than the other special lubricating greases of the Klübersynth BR 46 series.

 

About Klüber Lubrication

Klüber Lubrication is one of the world's leading manufacturers of speciality lubricants, offering high-end tribological solutions to virtually all industries and markets worldwide. Most products are developed and made to specific customer requirements. During its more than 80 years of existence, Klüber Lubrication has provided high-quality lubricants, thorough consultation and extensive services, which has earned it an excellent reputation in the market. The company holds all common industrial certifications and operates a testing section hardly rivalled in the lubricants industry.

Klüber Lubrication, set up as a retail company for mineral oil products in Munich in 1929, is today part of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities SE & Co. KG, a Business Group of the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim. Klüber Lubrication has about 2,000 employees in more than 30 countries.

 

About Freudenberg Chemical Specialities

Freudenberg Chemical Specialities develops, manufactures and markets chemical specialities. In order to be as close as possible to customers, the company has a global market presence comprising five brands: Klüber Lubrication, Chem-Trend, OKS, SurTec and Capol. Freudenberg Chemical Specialities is one of the world's leading manufacturers of speciality lubricants, release agents, chemotechnical maintenance products as well as surface treatment and electroplating solutions. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, Freudenberg Chemical Specialities operates in about 40 countries via its own companies. In 2015, the Business Group employed a workforce of around 3,300 and generated a turnover of approx. Euro 960 million.

 

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