Application/Tech Guide - Bearing Lubrication
Initial greasing and relubrication of ball and roller bearings
Description • Instructions • Sizes, Prices & Offers
Ball and roller bearings require very little lubricant, the principle of their design and the design of spaces around them (grease cavities), is to provide lubrication with a very thin film on the tracks and rolling elements. This is provided by the oil that slowly bleeds from the grease in the cavities.
From this, it can be seen that it is not necessary to have the bearing and cavities completely full, in fact, this can be disadvantageous on high speed bearings, since the grease will be continuously churned, which can lead to overheating and excessive oil leakage from the bearing housing, even premature failure.
The only time that bearings and housing can be completely filled and kept full are where:
- bearings are at slow speed
- sealing is poor
- conditions are very dusty
For guidelines on ball and roller bearing lubrication click here.
For professional use only. The above information is given in good faith but without warranty and does not constitute a technical specification.
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Technical specifications and certificates of conformity and analysis available on request.
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Use only as directed on the product label, or contact SwanTek on 01539 722247 for technical advice.
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1. Prices exclude VAT and are valid only for pack sizes stated. Prices subject to change without notice.
2. For volume discounts other than those shown above call 01539 722247.
3. Delivery is by TNT Next Day or our pallet carrier for all brands in stock. Standard delivery charge is £9.50. Additional charges apply for delivery to Scottish Highlands, Northern Ireland and offshore islands, and for timed deliveries, hazardous goods and branded lubricants.
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