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Bearing Lubricant Solution - December 2016

The article "Bearing Lubricant Solution" appeared in the December 2016 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Summary
A Chicago-area bakery was replacing the tray support bearings in its ovens on a reactionary basis. Their weekly inspection cycle was resulting in two mechanics spending an average of 20 labor hours per week to replace failed bearings. The premature bearing failures were caused by a combination of the high heat and humidity in the ovens, resulting in lubrication failure and contamination. When BDI was asked to recommend a solution, the bakery was averaging one month of bearing life in this application.

Keywords
lubrication, bearings, BSA, food industry

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