Schaeffler Technologies (www.schaeffler.com) has developed new roller bearings that will help household appliances reduce its energy consumption by as much as five percent. These energy efficient bearings improve the compressor’s overall energy efficiency rating by one class.
Specifically designed to match eccentric shaft bearings within refrigeration compressors, the new FAG axial ball bearings replaces the plain bearings that are usually utilized in these mounting positions.
The company offers a selection of four kinds of FAG axial bearings which customers can freely combine. Its bearing cages come in either sheet plastic or steel, matched to the current operating environment. Both of its bearing washers can be supplied with or even without raceways. The materials of the axial bearings are resistant to varying temperatures and offer excellent compatibility with coolants.
FAG axial bearings’ sheet steel cage features a unique “filigree” or a twisted wire design provides high rigidity, making it more ideal than plastic cages for the bearing’s high temperatures. Moreover, it eliminates the need for coolant compatibility tests.
The axial washers’ raceways improve ball rotation and load distribution as well as provide secure guidance for the ball. Aside from a reduced wear, these remarkable characteristics also result in a longer operating life. To provide more mounting security, the company also offers bearings that feature raceways on both sides.