HERZOGENAURACH, Germany, June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Deep groove ball bearings can be found on the drive trains of a wide range of vehicles, including front-wheel drive compact cars, limousines, small vans and all-terrain SUVs. Many of the applications in which these bearings are used mean they are often subjected to extremely harsh conditions, where water and contamination can penetrate into the inside of the bearing and cause damage. Schaeffler is now putting an end to that with its new "CoRX" and "Twin-Ax" deep groove ball bearings for passenger car drive shafts. "CoRX" and "Twin-Ax" are equipped with a labyrinth sealing system that keeps contamination out of the inside of the bearing. The special feature of this system is a pair of specially-formed sealing rings.
"CoRX" and "Twin-Ax": Outstanding sealing action with low frictional torque
Unlike the existing "Seal-Slinger+Ax" deep groove ball bearings, the "CoRX" and "Twin-Ax" bearings feature cassette seals. While "CoRX" bearings are equipped with axial and radial seals, "Twin-Ax" bearings feature two axial lips made from corrosion-free stainless steel. The outer sealing ring is water and dust-repellent. Both bearings have a third sealing lip with minimal interference to ensure that the lubricating grease stays inside the bearing, and provide improved wear protection. Further, the frictional torque inside the bearings is minimized due to the optimized sealing lip contact, which means they are ideal components for high-speed drive shafts. "CoRX" and "Twin-Ax" bearings are suitable for a wide range of applications. They can be installed as both prop shaft and side shaft bearings and require no additional seals to be fitted (depending on the customer's requirements).
Deep groove ball bearings from FAG: Customized components from a single source
Schaeffler has been delivering customized solutions for the entire drive train for decades. Deep groove ball bearings from Schaeffler's FAG brand are the perfect answer to the need for low frictional torques, outstanding sealing action and maximum resistance to tilting. This is further exemplified by the already-established "Single Contact" bearing. This bearing runs with particularly low friction thanks to the optimized contact between its inner and outer ring, and is ideal for integration into the drive train as a semi-locating prop shaft or side shaft bearing. An alternative to this is the "2-Point Contact" bearing, which was developed by Schaeffler's engineers to provide maximum protection against tilting. Schaeffler's product portfolio also includes the "Seal-Slinger" bearing, which is equipped with two sealing rings and thus delivers significantly better sealing action. The new "Seal-Slinger+Ax" bearing with its labyrinth-shaped sealing rings will immediately take the top spot in its extensive product family.
The Schaeffler Group is a global automotive and industrial supplier. Top quality, outstanding technology, and exceptionally innovative spirit form the basis for the continued success of the company. By delivering high-precision components and systems in engine, transmission, and chassis applications, as well as rolling and plain bearing solutions for a large number of industrial applications, the Schaeffler Group is already shaping "Mobility for tomorrow" to a significant degree. The technology company generated sales of approximately EUR 13.3 billion in 2016. With around 86,600 employees, Schaeffler is one of the world's largest family companies and, with approximately 170 locations in over 50 countries, has a worldwide network of manufacturing locations, research and development facilities, and sales companies.
Schaeffler is a recognized development partner for global automakers and suppliers. To serve the North American automotive market, Schaeffler operates development centers in: Troy, Mich.; Fort Mill, S.C.; Wooster, Ohio; and Puebla, Mexico. The company's 600 North American engineers and technicians, who are supported by a team of more than 6,700 global R&D engineers, drive development in the region by utilizing state-of-the-art test and measurement equipment, computational tools and CAD systems. Schaeffler Automotive has headquarters in Fort Mill and manufacturing facilities in: South Carolina; Missouri; Ohio; Ontario, Canada; Puebla and Irapuato, Mexico. For more information, please visit www.schaeffler.us.