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Automotive Noise dampening lubricant solutions showcased at SAE Noise and Vibration Conference & Expo

Klüber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, will showcase its lubricant solutions for reducing stick-slip and eliminating cabin noise generated by vibration and friction in automobile interiors at booth #331 during the SAE 2015 Noise and Vibration Conference and Exhibition. The biennial conference serves as a forum for leading automotive, commercial vehicle, and aerospace professionals to share the latest technologies surrounding NVH/BSR, and sound quality, and will be held June 22-25 at the DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Klüberalfa MR 3 is specifically designed for friction points in automobiles where improved sliding and noise-dampening behavior are required. The invisible oil remains in the lube point for the life of the vehicle, and is chemically inert so plastics, leathers, textiles and elastomers remain unaffected, decreasing the need for costly engineering changes.

Klüberalfa MR 3 contains a nonflammable solvent that enables application of a thin, homogeneous lubricant film to all contact surfaces. The product can be used across a wide temperature range typically required in automotive applications. It is compatible with the majority of materials in automobile interiors, including rubber, leather, fabric and plastics, and also can be used in under hood and body applications.

Klübersynth RA 44-702 and RA 44-3502 mechanically dampen and reduce noise of slowly moving parts and are designed for the lubrication of plastic parts inside automobiles. These parts include mechanical switches and rotary controls, ventilation flaps, sun visors, ashtrays, cup holders, storage boxes, window lifter guide rails, armrest and seat adjustment mechanisms (vertical and horizontal) and sunroofs. Klübersynth RA 44-702 and RA 44-3502 are fully synthetic damping greases of high viscosity and are free of raw materials containing silicone. The products are preferably used for plastic/plastic and plastic/metal material pairings.

“We partner with automotive NVH/BSR engineers during the design stage to solve movement problems between interior components before they begin,” said Mike Norton, automotive market manager, Klüber Lubrication NA LP. “As a low-cost alternative to traditional felt tapes, our highly specialized series of invisible lubricants are specifically formulated for Class A & B interior surfaces, as well as under hood and body applications.”

Also during the conference, Dr. Jan Zuleeg, tribology group leader for Klüber Lubrication München SE & Co. KG, will present “How to Measure, Prevent, and Eliminate Stick-Slip and Noise Generation with Lubricants” in Grand Gallery Room D at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 25. Dr. Zuleeg will discuss how the tribological properties of lubricants like bonded coatings, greases and fluids can be used for friction and help with the development of new lubricants. The Ziegler Stick-Slip test rig has confirmed these theories. Attendees will also learn how these introduced test methods are used in the development of lubricants for automotive applications.

To learn more about NVH/BSR solutions from Klüber Lubrication, stop by booth #331 or visit: https://www.klueber.com/blog/usa-canada/nvh/.

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