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Testing department

FKL testing department used for testing of all new design solutions before their release into serial production, as well as when making changes in the design of existing ones.

Tests are also conducted to assess the quality of new bearing components, in order to confirm their use in serial production.

Bearings in agricultural machinery are often exposed to extreme loads, and at the same time work in contaminated conditions. It is also very important to note that the nature of the load in each agricultural application is very specific. To ensure that FKL bearings have a maximum service life, we check their design in conditions similar to operating, and very often in even more severe ones. To simulate such conditions, FKL uses both standard and special service life test rigs, which are designed and manufactured directly in our factory.

FKL Test Room has 10 test rigs.

5 rigs in 3 sizes for laboratory testing of service life, in order to check the designed dynamic load capacity of a certain type of bearing:

  • 2 rigs size 543 GPZ-11 (SSSR)
    • d=25÷60
    • D=62÷120
    • Fr,max=45kN
    • Fa,max=30kN
    • n,max=2500 rpm
  • 2 rigs size 544 GPZ-11 (SSSR)
    • d=55÷110
    • D=100÷200
    • Fr,max=150kN
    • Fa,max=60kN
    • n,max=2500 rpm
  • 1 rig size 545 GPZ-11 (SSSR)
    • d=100÷150
    • D=180÷320
    • Fr,max=360kN
    • Fa,max=180kN
    • n,max=1500 rpm

1 rig for accelerated testing of the Hub bearing life with load action similar to field conditions.

  • Max load= 15 kN
  • Test speed=450 rpm

2 rigs for Mud slurry testing.

  • Max load Fr=Fa= 5 kN
  • Test speed=2450 rpm

1 rig for Testing in the Dust chamber witout load.

1 rig for Packer Roller bearing units testing in near real conditions.

Max loads:

  • Fr=30kN
  • Fa=15kN