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Lubrication systems to reduce the total cost of machine ownership

Lubrication systems to reduce the total cost of machine ownership
Schaeffler Lubricants FAG

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Inadequate lubrication for bearings is a frequent cause for machine breakdowns. Here, lubrication experts can add an extra edge in terms of reliability and operating life of bearings in any sort of application.

70 µ, that’s the approximate diameter of a human hair. The distance between the rolling element and the raceway in a rolling bearing is typically only 1 to 3 µ. This small gap is extremely vital because this is the space that contains the lubricating film that prevents steel-to-steel contact, thus minimizing friction and wear. With the right lubrication system, run time for the rolling bearings increases significantly and thus reducing machine downtime. But it is important to define what the “right” lubrication is? Does it mean more lubricant the better? Does it mean expensive lubricants are a better choice?

Read the answers to these questions in our e-paper.

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