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What Lubrication Method Should I Use - April 2016

Keith Bartley, Custom Orders Engineer, Baldor Electric Company

The article "What Lubrication Method Should I Use" appeared in the April 2016 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Summary
in the performance and life of a rolling element bearing. Less than 10 percent of bearings reach their theoretical L10 life, and poor lubrication can be attributed to 80 percent of those that fall short. Ideally, a lubricant forms a film layer between moving components in a bearing, separating moving parts, minimizing friction and preventing wear between balls or rollers, raceways and retainers. Lubricants also protect metal surfaces from corrosion and moisture, dissipate heat and can even prevent the ingress of contaminants.

Keywords
bearing lubrication

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