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    Default Kluber Isoflex special A for motor?

    Acer is telling me that the Baldor Super E motor on my Acer knee mill needs Kluber grease at $120 a tube, I know that’s what the spindle bearings take, but I wouldn’t think the motor would need it. The grease costs more than new bearing!, they are just 6206 and 6205.
    Does this sound right?


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    Dunno what is in Kluber, but it was called out for something on my DMG

    German tech came in to install the updated central lube[negating the need for the Kluber] he needed to prime the lines. Grabbed the factory grease gun and squirted the contents into the trash. About lost it. I mean, I didn't need it anymore, but it was a hundred bucks!

    Maybe call Baldor?

    They are bragging on the efficiency, maybe it is about that

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    Disregard, they sent me another email, now they recommend Mobil Polyura Blue at $10 a tube


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    Quote Originally Posted by ripperj View Post
    Acer is telling me that the Baldor Super E motor on my Acer knee mill needs Kluber grease at $120 a tube, I know that’s what the spindle bearings take, but I wouldn’t think the motor would need it. The grease costs more than new bearing!, they are just 6206 and 6205.
    Does this sound right?
    Given that many folks "pack" rolling-element bearings CHOCK FULL when they are generally meant to have a third (or less) that much grease, a $50 mini of Kluber might well serve BOTH spindle and motor.

    That is not necessary (for either, really..) but it may be wiser than not.

    Kluber greases have earned a reputation for significantly longer at-spec working life w/r the inevitable age degradation than is otherwise much the same, one alternative to another.

    The $$ payback could be in labour and downtime savings @ roughly double the intervals between service.

    Mind .. it could take 40 years and good time and cost records-keeping to be sure which one came out cheaper...



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