Federal Mogul aims to address maintenance needs with its new bearing product launches
Innovative lead-free bearings and new seal concept are key developments from Federal-Mogul. The company’s latest technologies include new Goetze dirt-resistant HSL-series face seals and GLYCODUR lead-free bearing technology developed for use in tough operating conditions. The firm is also offering a comprehensive spherical bearing catalogue and application guide from DEVA, which can further reduce maintenance costs for users.
The firm Federal Mogul is focussing on reducing environmental impact and extending maintenance intervals. Its new HSL-series face seals help minimise ingress of dirt and debris and have been developed from the proven square bore series face seals. But the new HSL seals incorporate a dirt excluder lip designed to boost protection of sensitive machine components when operating in wet and muddy environments. Currently undergoing advance testing with specific customers, the new seal type increases resistance against mud packing that could lead to subsequent leakage when particles can be pressed into the gap between the seal rings. A range of sizes up to 1.5mm in diameter will be available.
A comprehensive new application guide is being introduced to provide customers with a quicker, more convenient method of identifying a suitable product for each application. DEVA’s new application guide covers all the company’s bearing types and materials. It helps customers to make an initial selection that is followed up by specialist applications engineers to ensure an optimum choice. Meanwhile lead-free bearing technology is being offered in the shape of the new GLYCODUR technology, developed for various industrial applications. GLYCODUR F is a sliding bearing that consists of a steel base to which a porous tin bronze material is sintered on top of.
The pores are filled with polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and other friction and wear reducing additives which makes it suitable for applications with high demand on service life. For continuous operation in high-loaded applications, such as joints in construction machines, Federal-Mogul has produced GLYCODUR A, a sliding bearing with a steel base and a polyoxymethylene (POM) top layer, which is solidly joined to the sintered bronze.