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Ball bearings reduce noise and friction

Ball bearings reduce noise and friction
A range of new deep groove ball bearings has been developed that offer 35% less friction and 50% less noise than their predecessor. In addition, the new bearings benefit from more effective sealing and a riveted steel cage. The new design improvements mean that Schaeffler's new Generation C FAG deep groove ball bearings can achieve higher running speeds and efficiencies, whilst simultaneously increasing the life of the bearing and reducing energy consumption.

In order to minimise friction, Schaeffler optimised the raceway curvature between the balls and rings. This means there is less chance of misalignment between the inner and outer ring. As well as offering 35% less friction, the bearings generate less heat, making them suitable for higher running speeds. The bearings are therefore ideal for applications in which low noise and smooth running are critical, for example, electric motors, power tools, ventilators and washing machines, where reduced friction and improved energy efficiency of the bearings lead to a reduction in operating costs and a more efficient machine with extended maintenance intervals.

Schaeffler also modified the seal on the Generation C bearings. The new novel HRS seal has modified double lip geometry and is made from nitrile butadiene rubber. They are adjusted to match the recess on the bearing inner ring. Axial contact between the inner ring and the seal means more effective protection against contamination or loss of grease and less frictional torque.
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