As we know, lubrication is very important to the bearing. Because the bearing can run smoothly and stably only under the action of lubricant. However, not all lubrication can protect your bearings, because we must choose the correct lubricant according to the application area.
The basic characteristics such as viscosity, additive packaging and consistency (for grease) should be carefully selected according to the bearing type, speed factor and operating conditions. If these factors are not fully considered, and inappropriate lubricating oil is used, the lubricating oil may be overstressed or insufficient to meet the lubrication requirements of the machine. In either case, the bearing may wear out and fail prematurely.
So, how should we choose lubricants correctly? First of all, we need to know what kind of bearing lubricants are available. Second, we need to understand the choice of lubricant performance, then understand the principle of use of bearing lubricants, and finally choose the lubricant. In this way, the most reasonable lubrication effect can be guaranteed when the bearing is lubricated. Choosing good grease can increase the life of the bearing by 2-5 times; 70% of rolling bearings are lubricated with grease, and the correct choice of grease will greatly reduce bearing failure.
If you have any questions or need help, please feel free to contact the NSAR bearing team!