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Efficient lubrication of rolling bearings extends maintenance intervals

September 27. 2016

Efficient lubrication of rolling bearings extends maintenance intervals

Specially developed grease provides long-term protection against corrosion and wear

Rolling bearings in wind turbines are constantly subjected to extreme conditions: While generator bearings have to withstand high vibrational stresses, the roller bearings in other applications are faced with heavy loads and oscillating movements. Specifically for these demanding applications, Klüber Lubrication has developed the new Klüberplex BEM 34-131 N. The unique formulation of this product helps ensure reliable operation of wind turbines even under adverse weather conditions and over a wide temperature range. Also during downtime, Klübersynth BEM 34-131 N reliably protects the components against corrosion.

"Maintenance and servicing of wind turbines often has to be carried out under extremely adverse conditions, which can lead to several months of downtime," explains Thomas Jørgensen from Business Unit Wind Energy of Klüber Lubrication. "The new Klüberplex BEM 34-131 N helps extend service intervals and prolong component life. By using this speciality lubricant and thereby extending service intervals, the resulting savings from even one less inspection are more than the lifetime lubricant costs of the turbine."

In addition to the challenges of loads and vibrations, modern wind turbines also need a lubricant suitable for use in central lubrication systems. Due to its good pumbability and metering, the new Klüberplex BEM 34-131 N works very well with these systems.


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 test bay 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 Unit of the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim. Klüber Lubrication has approximately 2000 employees in more than 30 countries.

About Freudenberg Chemical Specialities

Freudenberg Chemical Specialities develops, manufactures and markets chemical specialties. To be close to its customers, the company is represented globally in the market with its five brands, Klüber Lubrication, Chem-Trend, OKS, SurTec and Capol. Freudenberg Chemical Specialities is one of the global leading manufacturers of specialty lubricants, release agents, chemotechnical maintenance products, and solutions for surface and galvanic technologies. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, the Business Group runs its own companies in some 40 countries. In 2015, Freudenberg Chemical Specialities employed about 3,300 people and generated sales of about € 960 million.

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Klüber Lubrication München SE & Co. KG
Andreas Hasslinger, Marketing Communications
Geisenhausenerstr. 7
81379 München, Germany
Tel.: +49 89 78 76-467

Michael Jurischka
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10555 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: +49 30 28 44 95 95