Different systems approach lubrication very differently. This article evaluates the differences between two alternative options, evaluating strengths and weaknesses and what might work best for you.
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.
An explanation on why lubricating with grease has potential to cause problems and how solid lubrication can mitigate those same issues.
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.
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.
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.