MRO Magazine

'Zero-maintenance' bearings


September 20, 2010
By PEM Magazine

Zero maintenance bearings are now available as an option for Schmidt Offset couplings from Zero-Max. This new coupling feature eliminates the need for periodic coupling lubrication and the resulting system downtime.

Schmidt Offset couplings provide the utmost in precision for parallel offset shafts. They transmit constant angular velocity and torque in a wide range of parallel shaft misalignments. With a time-proven design, the company says they are used in a wide range of machine applications such as printing, embossing, paper converting, pharmaceutical and automated assembly systems.

The new Schmidt sealed bearing coupling feature incorporates needle bearings with internal micro-poly lubrication. There are no lube fittings making for a cleaner coupling setup.