"Klüber Lubrication has long been an active market player in the railway sector and develops special solutions for specific lubrication issues for its customers," explains Thomas Kamprath, Market Manager Rail at Klüber Lubrication. "We are extremely pleased with the successful cooperation with UPEC HARP and the fact that we have now access to the 1520 market. After all, this is a rail network where approx. 1.5 million rail cars fitted with several million bearings are being operated."
When developing wheelset bearing greases for this region, specific criteria had to be met: Besides suitability for very low temperatures, they were expected to extend component life and contribute to higher energy efficiency.
The two wheelset bearing lubricants Klüber Lubrication developed in close cooperation with UPEC HARP were subjected to extensive testing by the All Russian Railway Research Institute (VNIIZHT). Klüberplex BEM 41-132 HARP is a special lubricant for cylindrical wheelset bearings, while Klüberplex BEM 41-141 HARP is intended for tapered roller bearings. Both are characterised by a combination of excellent wear protection, low friction coefficients and outstanding performance at low temperatures.
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 KG, a Business Unit of the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim. In 2011, Klüber Lubrication had approximately 1900 employees in more than 30 countries.
Klüber Lubrication München
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