Black Series bearings offer high cost-efficiency in challenging applications

Black Series bearings offer high cost-efficiency in challenging applications

The latest FAG radial insert ball bearing and housing units from Schaeffler Australia featuring easy mounting, smooth running, enhanced anti-corrosion protection and high reliability to allow particularly economical bearing arrangements.

The new Black Series Ball Bearing Units FAG – featuring a DUROTECT B coating to provide improved anti-corrosion protection – are most suitable for challenging operating conditions where they require less maintenance and save operators time and money.

The robust units are particularly suitable for medium-to-high load applications including:

• Power transmission, conveying, materials handling, metals and steel
• Mining and energy, construction and agricultural, textile, paper, packaging and woodworking machinery
• Pumps and process industry exposed to wet conditions, including food and beverage, water and waste water, oil and gas processing plant

Schaeffler Australia Pty Ltd – which markets the FAG and INA industrial and LuK automotive brands here – is part of the Schaeffler Group, one of Europe’s leading technology companies, with long-established Australasian operations, including its Bearing Engineering Services (BES) industrial bearing service centre and ASB competence centre focussing particularly on bearing and housing solutions for industry.

Major benefits of the Black Series include:
Simple mounting

Misalignments are compensated by the matched design of the housing and the radial insert bearing and the plus tolerance of the bore. Reworking of the shaft is no longer required. In addition, two self-retaining set screws that are offset by 120° securely locate the inner ring on the shaft. A suitable Allen key is supplied with every ball bearing unit, reducing mounting outlay to a minimum.

Quiet running, energy-saving low friction

Optimised internal geometry, honed raceways and high ball quality ensure quiet running. The low frictional torque of the radial insert ball bearings reduces the energy requirements of applications. Energy efficiency is further improved with the extremely low-friction plastic cage.

High reliability, long bearing operating life

Minimum friction also involves minimum heat generation and therefore maximum grease operating life. The ball bearing units are supplied prelubricated and can be easily relubricated via a lubrication nipple if required.

The seal that is firmly staked in the outer ring retains the grease in the bearing and thus allows easier relubrication. It has a vulcanized seal lip that effectively prevent dust and water entering the bearing. To protect the seal lip against damage, an outer flinger shield is fitted on the inner ring. In addition, the radial insert ball bearings have an improved anti-corrosion protection.

Product range

The FAG Black Series Ball Bearing Units are supplied with both metric and inch bore diameters. The range of one pillow block housing unit as well as a two bolt and a four bolt flange units is presently being expanded with further housing series.

The dimensions of the FAG housings, made from flake graphite cast iron and with a primer paint coating, conform to JIS B 1559. These single piece cast housings can support moderate to high radial and axial loads.

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