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?
Greased bearings have a problematic relationship with washdowns. But for applications that need them, washdowns are non-negotiable. Solid lubrication has features that directly combat washdown issues, resulting in higher levels of cleanliness and uptime.
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.
Permanent lubrication has large benefits for bearing life and it is not limited to lubrication. We look at each benefit and explain how they impact bearing life for the better.
It cannot be overstated how important proper lubrication is for power transmission components. Mounted bearings can be especially challenging in this regard. You’ll find our suggestions within.
Proper lubrication is essential for the use of any mounted bearing. Oil within bearing grease provides a thin layer between the rolling element and the bearing rings. Without this layer of oil, pillow blocks and flange blocks won’t see a fraction of their expected life. When it’s time to lubricate a mounted bearing, a quality…