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Power transmission components to improve operations

By |  January 20, 2022
Photo: NTN

Photo: NTN

NTN Bearing Corp. of America added ceramic ball bearings for electric motor applications as its newest product offering. NTN’s new series of ceramic ball bearings was specifically designed to prevent electrical arcing in a variety of applications, the company says. According to NTN, its ceramic ball bearings are robustly designed with steel rings and cages but feature ceramic balls instead of standard steel balls. They are useful in a number of applications across a variety of industries. Due to ceramic being nonconductive, NTN says the material is ideal for applications where stray currents are present. NTN’s ceramic ball bearing offering comes with two shields, electric motor grease and C3 clearance as standard. The company says it stocks some of the most common bearing sizes while offering bearings with bore diameters up to 65 mm.


Photo: VDG

Photo: VDG

Drum motor enhanced with special system

VDG (Van der Graaf) debuted a new oil-cooling system on its GrizzlyDrive drum motor. According to VDG, heat not only affects the longevity of motors and gearboxes, but the lubrication of oil. The company says a VDG motor powers its new oil cooler, which has its own enclosure with heat exchange as part of the system. The heat exchange VDG selected is ideal for dusty applications, the company says. Oil lubricates all shaft bearings, the gearbox, stator bearings and backstop bearings, providing what VDG describes as the “ultimate” in lubrication.


Photo: Regal Rexnord

Photo: Regal Rexnord

Engineered-to-order industrial powertrains

Regal Rexnord offers an engineered-to-order and fully integrated electromechanical industrial powertrains. They are custom designed, engineered, configured, assembled, commissioned and supported from start to finish by experts for virtually any application, the company says. When paired with the company’s IoT monitoring of system parameters such as speed, torque and temperature utilizing Perceptiv Connected Services, end users can reduce their overall costs for industrial powertrain maintenance, repairs and spare parts.


Photo: Shell

Photo: Shell

Grease now dually certified

Shell Gadus S3 V220C 2 grease is now certified against the NLGI High-Performance Multiuse (HPM) certification, in addition to its previously held NLGI GC–LB performance classification. According to Shell Lubricant Solutions, this latest certification makes Shell Gadus 3 V220C 2 the first dual-certified grease available in the world. Shell Gadus S3 V220C 2 also obtained the +HL tag for enhanced level of performance in the heavy load-carrying capacity category. Shell Lubricant Solutions says the HPM Grease Certification Program ensures all certified greases meet or surpass the HPM grease specification requirements in the areas of mechanical stability, oil separation, water resistance, heat tolerance, corrosion resistance and load-carry capacity. The product is audited every year, Shell says, and tests are repeated each year to maintain the certification and customer confidence. The company adds that Gadus S3 V220C can be used in transport bearings and for chassis lubrication, as well as in applications in fixed plant operations.


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