Change of standard grease on New FK Pumps
For many years FLS has recommended and supplied Fuller-Kinyon® pumps bearings pre-packed with Shell Aeroshell 5 grease. Based on requests from our customers for a more compatible grease, and to provide more advanced solutions we have reviewed our bearing applications with lubrication experts and have investigated alternate greases for our bearings. We have decided on an advanced high viscosity synthetic base oil lubricant with a lithium complex soap thickener.
We will supply new Fuller-Kinyon pump assemblies lubricated with Shell Gadus S5 V460 2 grease. This grease is best suited to meet the operating conditions of the bearings and seals.
Replacement bearings now shipped without pre-packed grease
Due to the incompatibility of the Aeroshell 5 grease with Lithium soap greases, and to accommodate our customers that wish to continue to operate with the Aeroshell 5 (and other clay thickened) grease, we will begin to supply our replacement (spare part) bearings without an initial (pre-packed) grease fill. This will require the end user to pack replacement (spare part) bearings with grease prior to installation. Failure to do so will cause premature failure of the bearings and seals. All replacement (spare part) bearing boxes will be shipped with a Service Bulletin describing this change. Click the link below for a downloadable PDF of the Service Bulletin.