A manufacturer of specialty lubricants has added two more for the wind-power industry: Klüberplex BEM 41-141 and Klüberplex AG 11-462. The first is a high-performance grease with a special blend of base oil and additives to cover different lubrication requirements of individual bearing applications in wind-power stations. The beige grease (BEM) is well suited for pitch and yaw bearings (high stresses, oscillations, vibrations), main bearings (low rpm, high stresses, vibrations), and generator bearings (high rpm and temperatures). A switch to one lubricant for all bearings reduces maintenance costs and simplifies lubrication routines. The second product is a priming and operational lubricant for open gears. Klüberplex AG 11-462, a white gear grease, provides excellent adhesion as well as superior protection against high loads and corrosion. The adhesive grease lubricates gears in pitch and yaw drives, while reducing the risk of migration inside the nacelle and onto the tower.
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