Lubrication issues are the #1 cause of premature bearing failure.
Give the rolling elements the consistent lubrication they need to operate efficiently and stay protected. Permanent lubrication gives you confidence by taking the guesswork out bearing maintenance.
Grease is used in nearly 90% of rolling element bearings..
so what is it that makes greasing a bearing so challenging?
Unknown quantity and quality of grease within
Over and under-greasing both lead to failure
Time-intensive servicing requires diligence and consistency
Greasing process can introduce damaging contaminants
Permanent lubrication can make your bearings work more effectively.
Permanent lubrication is an oil-saturated polymer material molded into the interior of the bearing, filling all internal space without impeding the rolling elements. Micro-pores as small as one ten-thousandth of an inch within the polymer release oil while in use and reabsorb it when the bearing is at rest. Permanent lubrication can hold up to four times the base oil as most greased bearings.
A permanent solution.
Permanent lubrication isn’t just a replacement for grease.
It provides increased protection to the rolling elements by stopping contaminant ingress at the source. Permanent lubrication eliminates leakage - which occurs when oil and thickener separate in greases - and prevents oil washout in high-pressure cleanings.
Remove the biggest variable in bearing operation and choose the new permanent lubrication solution from Baart.
LUBRILIFE was tested against other permanent lubricants offered by 2 of our competitors.
We found that:
LUBRILIFE had the lowest oil loss over a 1700 hour test
LUBRILIFE has the most complete and consistent fill
LUBRILIFE utilizes both bearing seals; others operate with a single seal
Lubrilife fills the entire bearing cavity without impeding the rolling elements.
Lubrilife acts as an additional seal, in conjunction with the bearing seals.
Lubrilife provides oil for the life of the bearing. Never manually grease a bearing again.
A forethought, not an afterthought.
Lubrilife is a manufacturing step, not a modification.
Most competitor's solid lubrication is an after-market add-on requiring permanent removal of a seal. This creates drawbacks such as:
- Hastened oil loss with no method for relubrication
- Increased susceptibility to damaging contamination
- Polymer fill pressing against the remaining seal, creating drag and increased heat
In contrast, Lubrilife is applied before either seal is attached: a forethought, not an afterthought.
Frequently Asked Questions
The current bearings can operate in an ambient temperature range of -40°F to 195°F (the internal bearing temperature can be 265°). The lower temperature limit is limited by the oil, while the upper-temperature limit is limited by the polymer material.
Deep groove ball bearings can operate with a DN factor of 300,000.
DN = (bearing bore in mm) x (RPM)
The warranty is the same as other Baart products. One year materials and workmanship.
Mariner L4L will be available starting Summer 2020.
As of right now, we’re planning on having Turner L4L bearings available late 2020. This is subject to change.
The nomenclature has the suffix L4L (Lubricated for Life).
The inner race has the L4L identifier on it, along with the rest of the part number.
Food grade and Standard.
It is currently in development.
The oil is a full synthetic with additives, while the food-grade oil is also an H1 lubricant, where incidental food contact may potentially occur.
While permanent lubrication is superior to grease in excluding contaminants from the bearing, it performs best when used in conjunction with both bearing seals.
Learn more about calculating approximate life.