Lubrication plays a vital role in the performance and life of rolling element bearings. A bearing lubricant that is designed for specific operating conditions will provide a load bearing wear protective film. The ideal condition is when the friction surfaces are separated by this film. In addition to providing this load bearing film, the lubricant should also allow for the dissipation of frictional heat thus preventing overheating of the bearing and deterioration of the lubricant and provide protection from corrosion, moisture, and the ingress of contaminants.
Bearing Re-lubrication Benefits
Bearings are often produced with a lubricant that is generic and doesn’t cater to unique applications when ordered directly from a factory. Bearing relubrication offers multiple benefits in the interest of time, availability, and the assurance of suitable product. In some cases, lubricants break down before the bearings themselves, which is why re-lubrication is a valuable and cost-effective solution to keep your bearings running longer. In most cases, it is economical to relubricate a bearing rather than to scrap it and replace bearings altogether. Many of ASIA Bearing’s customers have unique applications that require specialty lubricants for their unique production needs, which is why custom lubricant is often created by ASIA Bearing. These are just some of the instances where bearing cleaning and re-lube can be the best solution.