Grease lubrication mechanism in rolling bearings
Understanding the lubrication mechanisms will help in selecting the right grease with the right amount for a specific application to meet bearing life expectations. In this recorded webinar you can listen to SKF expert while he explains the grease lubrication mechanism in rolling bearings.
Grease lubrication has clear advantages over oil lubrication. Grease does not leak easily, it has sealing properties, and it protects bearing surfaces from corrosion. Its disadvantages are grease-life limitations and a limited cooling ability. Moreover, in some applications there is a risk of grease starvation, which leads to reduced lubricating films. However, if the right grease, sealing system and/or lubrication system are chosen, then grease lubrication offers clear benefits.
Grease lubrication offers many advantages compared with oil lubrication, but selecting the right grease is complicated. Listen to our SKF Lubrication expert Sathwik Chatra talk about about general lubrication mechanisms in rolling bearings. How the nature of grease lubrication is different than the oil lubrication in a rolling bearing, and also what’s the limited period in which grease lubricates the bearing efficiently – called a grease life.