What is the purpose of bearing lubrication?
Bearing lubrication is an essential element of bearing selection, as it:
· Extends fatigue life of the bearing by reducing wear and friction between the mating components of the bearing assembly.
· Prevents corrosion and extends shelf life.
· Provides a level of protection from foreign material entering the rolling elements.
· Reduces the noise level of the bearing, lowers torque, and assists the bearing in reaching maximum operating speed.