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Radial Insert Ball Bearings offer anti-corrosion protection.

Press Release Summary:

Featuring DUROTECT® B coating for anti-corrosion protection, FAG Black Series Ball Bearing Units are suitable for challenging operation conditions. Two self-retaining set screws that are offset by 120° securely locate inner ring on shaft. Available with inch and metric bore diameters, bearings have cast iron housing, black oxide coated rings, 1-piece seal with molded seal lip, and polyamide cage. Units come pre-lubricated and can be re-lubricated via lubrication nipple.

Original Press Release:

Robust Corrosion-protected FAG Black Series Bearings Offer Easy Mounting and High Cost-efficiency in Challenging Applications

The latest FAG radial insert ball bearing and housing units from Schaeffler Australia featuring easy mounting, smooth running, enhanced anti-corrosion protection and high reliability to allow particularly economical bearing arrangements.

The new Black Series Ball Bearing Units FAG – featuring a DUROTECT® B coating to provide improved anti-corrosion protection – are most suitable for challenging operating conditions where they require less maintenance and save operators time and money.

The robust units particularly suitable for medium-to-high load applications including:

• Power transmission, conveying, materials handling, metals and steel

• Mining and energy, construction and agricultural, textile, paper, packaging and woodworking machinery

• Pumps and process industry exposed to wet conditions, including food and beverage, water and waste water, oil and gas processing plant

Schaeffler Australia Pty Ltd – which markets the FAG and INA industrial and LuK automotive brands here – is part of the Schaeffler Group, one of Europe’s leading technology companies, with long-established Australasian operations, including its Bearing Engineering Services (BES) industrial bearing service centre and ASB competence centre focussing particularly on bearing and housing solutions for industry.

Major benefits of the Black Series include:

Simple mounting

Misalignments are compensated by the matched design of the housing and the radial insert bearing and the plus tolerance of the bore. Reworking of the shaft is no longer required. In addition, two self-retaining set screws that are offset by 120° securely locate the inner ring on the shaft. A suitable Allen key is supplied with every ball bearing unit, reducing mounting outlay to a minimum.

Quiet running, energy-saving low friction

Optimized internal geometry, honed raceways and high ball quality ensure quiet running. The low frictional torque of the radial insert ball bearings reduces the energy requirements of applications. Energy efficiency is further improved with the extremely low-friction plastic cage.

High reliability, long bearing operating life

Minimum friction also involves minimum heat generation and therefore maximum grease operating life. The ball bearing units are supplied prelubricated and can be easily relubricated via a lubrication nipple if required.

The seal that is firmly staked in the outer ring retains the grease in the bearing and thus allows easier relubrication. It has a vulcanized seal lip that effectively prevent dust and water entering the bearing. To protect the seal lip against damage, an outer flinger shield is fitted on the inner ring. In addition, the radial insert ball bearings have an improved anti-corrosion protection.

Product range

The FAG Black Series Ball Bearing Units are supplied with both metric and inch bore diameters. The range of one pillow block housing unit as well as a two bolt and a four bolt flange units is presently being expanded with further housing series.

The dimensions of the FAG housings, made from flake graphite cast iron and with a primer paint coating, conform to JIS B 1559. These single piece cast housings can support moderate to high radial and axial loads.


• Interchangeable according to JIS

• Simple mounting

• Economical

• Quiet running

• Energy efficient

• Long grease service life

• Low heat generation

• Reliable

• Robust

• Advanced anti-corrosive protection

• High load carrying

• Long operating life

• Extended maintenance intervals


• Housing dimensions according to JIS B 1559

• Grey cast iron housing, painted black

• Radial insert ball bearings based on ball bearing series 62

• Black oxide coated rings to improve corrosion resistance

• Bore diameters available in inch and metric dimensions

• One-piece seal with moulded seal lip

• Polyamide cage with optimized friction behaviour

• Factory lubricated, lubrication nipple for relubrication

• Two set screws offset by 120°

The Schaeffler Group's INA, FAG and LuK brands stand for the development and manufacture of high-quality rolling bearings, plain bearings, linear guidance systems, and engine components for mechanical engineering, aerospace and the automotive industry worldwide.

Collectively Schaeffler brands’ broad range of products is among the most comprehensive in the rolling bearing industry. Schaeffler can supply products for applications in around 60 industrial sectors and numerous automotive applications with approximately 40,000 volume produced catalogue products. In addition, the company develops with its Australasian and global customers a wide variety of special solutions with which complex tasks involving bearings can be managed reliably and economically. This means that, for the Industrial division alone, Schaeffler can supply nearly 225,000 products.

Further, the company offers in Australia and globally a wide range of services including support, diagnostics, and maintenance and assembly for rolling bearings and systems.

For further information, please contact

Andreas Pieper

Product Manager

Schaeffler Australia Pty Ltd

Level 1, Building 8

49 Frenchs Forest Road

Frenchs Forest, NSW 2086

Tel: +61 2 8977 1075  

Mobile: +61 (0) 439 596 025  

Fax: +61 2 9452 4242

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