Bearings require precise lubrication practices to maximize their operational life. Manual greasing is and always has been easy to perform incorrectly. The greasing process contains many variables that, when executed improperly, lead to premature bearing failure. Many applications and industries operate on the function and reliability of bearings. Therefore, whichever lubrication system that you implement…
Product consistency is critical for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Their name and profitability tie directly to the performance and reliability of their products. This includes the components they’ve chosen to build with. Can maintenance-free bearings improve the status quo? When a component like a bearing fails prematurely, remedying the issue often involves filing a warranty…
Grease lines and remote lubrication systems are a good solution compared to the manual greasing process. There are details that aren’t immediately clear about long-term usability, though. Do these systems go far enough in trying to limit lubrication issues? Is there a better option?
An explanation on why lubricating with grease has potential to cause problems and how solid lubrication can mitigate those same issues.
A brief discussion on the common stainless steels used throughout the power transmission industry. Material composition and best uses are also highlighted, as well as why they’re important in a bearing.
This article discusses what solid lubrication is, how it benefits bearing applications, and the potential it has to radically change how we view the process of lubrication.
Service factors are an instrumental figure when it comes to determining the capability and expected life of a component. This article helps us understand why service factors are important and how it can affect your application.
In order to determine a specific bearing life, the equation and table provided will provide further information like required bearing capacity as well as allowable radial load. This article is an important resource during bearing selection.
A discussion on the features important to the longevity and performance of a mounted bearing.
A deep dive on Axis ball bearings. We highlight the features that makes Axis bearings competitive in a crowded market, what has been improved when compared to standard ball bearings, and the resulting affects on bearing longevity.