New Results Prove That the Addition of NanoMaterials' Nano Lubricant Additives Improve the Lifetime of Bearings by Over Three Hundred Percent

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Large multinational company shows that the durability of bearings is over four times higher with the use of Nanomaterials’ Anti-Friction/ Anti-Wear Nano Lubricant Additives.

RC-X Heavy Machinery, Additive for Engine Oil

RC-X Heavy Machinery, Additive for Engine Oil

This is not the first time the efficacy of our nanotechnology lubricant additives has been proven in the bearings industry.

NanoMaterials, the innovative nano-lubricants company, has again proven the efficacy of its NanoLub® nano-additives. Tests carried out by a multi-national company showed that when NanoLub surface re-conditioning lubricant additives were used, the lifetime of bearings was over four times higher than when mineral based oil was used without the additive. NanoMaterials’ NanoLub series is the first successful commercial implementation of inorganic, multi-layered fullerene-shaped nanoparticles in extreme pressure lubricants.

Tests were carried out to compare the lifetime of bearings using mineral based oil with and without the addition of NanoLub additive. Results showed that with a mineral based oil lubricant the bearings tested lasted 34 hours in total, completing 20 million revolutions. With the addition of NanoLub, the same bearings lasted a total of 200 hours, completing 115 million revolutions. Statistical tests performed on this data showed that the L10 life of the bearings (a measure of classical bearing fatigue failure) was 6 million revolutions when mineral based oil was used alone and 27 million revolutions with the addition of NanoLub additive – showing that the durability of the bearings was over 4 times higher with NanoLub.

“This is not the first time the efficacy of our nanotechnology lubricant additives has been proven in the bearings industry,” said Baruch Halpert, Chairman and CEO of NanoMaterials: “Our product has been used with great success for the last couple of years by some of the world’s leading bearing manufacturers.”

NanoMaterials’ NanoLub range is based on patented and award-winning technology developed at Weizmann Institute of Science. NanoMaterials produces pioneering multi-layered fullerene-shaped inorganic WS2 nanoparticles. The innovative nanoparticles feature a unique continuous tribofilm release mechanism that helps repair wear damages by coating moving engine parts with lubricating layers. Tests have shown that incorporating NanoMaterials’ inorganic, lubricant additives into oil and grease formulations delivers a range of performance enhancements including:

  •     Significant friction reduction
  •     Reduced wear of contacting surfaces
  •     Reconditioning of existing wear damage
  •     Enhanced energy and fuel efficiency
  •     Reduced operating temperature

These translate to significant cost and performance benefits such as lower energy consumption, extended effective operation of mechanisms, extended lubricant life, and extended machinery life.

About NanoMaterials Ltd.
NanoMaterials Ltd. (Apnano), cleantech company, is a pioneer of inorganic, multi-layered fullerenes. NanoMaterials was the first to succeed in the commercial production of inorganic, multi-layered nanofullerenes and nanotubes, based on platform technology developed at the Weizmann Institute of Science. The company’s WS2-based nanomaterials opened up new possibilities for developing extreme performance lubricants, coatings and polymer composites. These materials feature outstanding extreme temperature (ET) and extreme pressure (EP) properties. The composition and morphology of these materials create a unique mechanism of friction-induced tribofilm release. The exfoliated nanoparticles attach to working-surfaces, fill in wear crevices and coat working surfaces with a continuous super-lubrication layer. This "surface reconditioning" effect improves energy efficiency, extends effective operation, and extends machinery and lubricant life. NanoMaterials has earned international recognition and won numerous innovation and excellence awards, including winning the prestigious Red Herring Top 100 Innovators award. The company's NanoLub® family of EP lubrication applications (oils, greases, solids) is gaining increasing recognition and growing demand particularly in the automotive and heavy equipment industries; other industries they are involved in include defense, mining and metalworking.

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