After installation, proper lubrication is arguably the most important element for ensuring maximum bearing life. Surprisingly, lubrication is also one of the most neglected aspects of the overall bearing health equation. In this article, we have … [Read more...] about The 5 best bearing lubrication videos on the internet
End users and OEMs frequently specify "lubed for life" mounted bearings, thinking the lubed-for-life bearings will deliver the same life – without lubrication – as bearings that currently require periodic lubrication. The truth is it depends on many … [Read more...] about Determining lifespan for “lubed for life” bearings
In the food and packaging industry, the highest safety standards apply. To protect consumers, food must be free of contaminants of any kind. As part of its ball and spherical bearing series, igus offers plastic products that are lubricant-free and at … [Read more...] about Detectable plastics for maximum safety in foods
By Joyce Laird, Contributing Editor What is the primary function of a radial shaft seal? Radial shaft seals are used retain to lubrication, exclude contamination and can also separate two fluids. The function that the seal will serve depends on … [Read more...] about Tips for selecting the proper bearing radial shaft seal
By Joyce Laird, Contributing Editor Lubrication: Oil or Grease? Bearing lubrication methods are typically provided by either an oil or grease. Each lubrication method has specific cases where its use is preferred. Sean P. Kelly, Field … [Read more...] about When should oil be used for bearings?
In part one of this two part Series, Timken's Principal Product Development Engineer, Kuldeep Mistry covered the basics of what makes up bearing grease and oil. In this second portion of the interview, Kuldeep tells us how grease knowledge can help … [Read more...] about Timken’s Kuldeep Mistry on bearing grease and oil: Part 2
In this two part series, we ask Timken's Principal Product Development Engineer, Kuldeep Mistry some common lubrication FAQs. Here is the first part of the interview: Bearing Tips: What is grease? Why is grease used sometimes instead of … [Read more...] about Staying slick: Timken’s Kuldeep Mistry on bearing grease and oil
Very little other than fish survive 20,000 hours in Alaskan waters. But after nine years of operation in the 49th State's Yukon River, aboard Inland Barge Service’s push boat Ramona, Thordon Bearings’ RiverTough water-lubricated tail-shaft bearing … [Read more...] about No wear for bearing in Alaskan waters
The National Lubricating Grease Institute (NLGI) scale is used to express the hardness of grease. It is important to understand the proper type of grease needed for a bearing—thermal variations within a bearing application will affect the performance … [Read more...] about What is the NLGI scale?
Some engineers see lubricants as a straightforward, messy ancillary of the industrial age. However, much like rolling-element bearings themselves, lubrication is an ancient technology that’s highly engineered in modern forms. In fact, engineers have … [Read more...] about Bearing Lubrication: Oil vs. Grease