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New long-term high-temperature lubricant

September 18. 2012

New long-term high-temperature lubricant

Lubricating traction motor bearings with reserve capacity

Munich, 18 September 2012 - Klüber Lubrication developed the hybrid grease Klübersynth BHP 72-102 especially for bearings constantly operated at temperatures considerably above 100 °C. The synthetic long-term lubricating grease was developed for highly loaded rolling bearings in traction motors to extend relubrication intervals considerably compared to conventional lubricants. Klübersynth BHP 72-102 stands out for its excellent corrosion protection and water resistance.

"The new bearing grease ensures very good component availability, also in corrosive environments, under strong vibrations and high loads", explains Thomas Kamprath, Market Manager Rail at Klüber Lubrication. "The powerful hybrid grease has shown to run for hundreds of thousands of kilometres without relubrication in the field."

Klübersynth BHP 72-102 is based on an innovative, patented lubricant concept for high oil retention, also at constantly high temperatures. The new hybrid grease forms a stable grease collar serving as a vibration-resistant oil reservoir for better protection against contamination.

A tried-and-tested product - ISOFLEX TOPAS L 152
Besides the new product Klübersynth BHP 72-102, operators can opt for the fully synthetic rolling bearing grease ISOFLEX TOPAS L 152, which has proven to be effective for the lubrication of traction motor bearings for many years. It offers excellent thermal resistance at permanent temperatures up to approx. 100 °C. The grease maintains its lubricity in traction motor bearings also after many years of use and stays smooth, making sure old grease is replaced by the new one during relubrication. The combination of a fully synthetic base oil and a special lithium soap thickener allows the use of ISOFLEX TOPAS L 152 at temperatures down to minus 50 °C with minimum friction coefficients, ensuring safe traction motor start-up.

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. In 2011, Klüber Lubrication had approximately 1900 employees in more than 30 countries.

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