SCHAEFFLER Australia has introduced its latest FAG Generation C deep groove ball bearings to the Australasian market, the company announced.

Schaeffler said the ball bearings offer 50 per cent less noise, 35% less friction and reduced energy consumption compared with conventional technology.

In addition to reducing maintenance factors, they also eliminate dust ingress where required for machinery used in challenging environments.

Schaeffler engineering and quality manager Andreas Pieper said the self-retaining bearings – standard models of which can be used up to an operating temperature of 120 degrees Celsius unsealed and minus 30 to 110 degrees Celsius sealed – are ideal for applications where reliability, avoidance of downtime and environmental issues are important.

Applications of the bearings extend from electric motors used in resources and energy areas, including conveyor idlers, winches, lifting equipment and drives, through to manufacturing, construction food and beverage and primary processing applications.

Features of FAG Generation C single row deep groove ball bearings include optimised raceways to reduce friction, a choice of robust riveted steel cage or polyamide cage, and a new seal concept that significantly improves bearing operating life.

It also offers the choice of one or two seals and special radial internal clearance and protective surface coatings for challenging applications.

Schaeffler’s FAG Generation C deep groove ball bearings are part of Schaeffler’s global premium performance ranges of quality rolling bearings, plain bearings and linear guidance systems.