In the second and final part of our primer on industrial lubricants, we look at what are the various elements that require lubrication.
Regardless if you’re a seasoned pro or a new aspiring talent in this industry, this article will help you understand their significance when choosing the right lubes with the right characteristics for various industrial activities.
Last week, we discussed why we need to lubricate and the various properties of industrial lubricating oils, from viscosity to pour point to demulsibility.
This week, we continue the discussion on industrial lubricants by exploring what needs to be lubricated, which can be broken down into three specific components – bearings, gears and cylinders.
Bearings carry loads, extend shafts, as well as hold them in position. Bearings which require lubrication are either plain or anti-friction bearings; we take a closer look at these two type of bearings:
Can be used for low to high loads
Can be used for slow to high speeds
Low strength-to-size ratio
High strength-to-size ratio
Poor precision and shaft movement
Good precision and shaft movement
Lower in cost than anti-friction bearings
Higher in cost than plain bearings
Require full film (hydrodynamic) lubrication to support loads
Meanwhile, anti-friction bearings come in four variations:
Straight roller bearings
Tapered roller bearings
Gears transmit motion and power from one turning shaft to another. We typically lubricate the following types of gears:
Bevel/spiral bevel gears
Lastly, there are cylinders which create or transmit power. The two types of cylinders that need to be lubricated are:
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Do we have any document to calculate the heat removal by the lubricant in the application and also would also like to know any reference do we have to recommend customer to use either circulating oil system or sump oil system etc
Mi pregunta ¿Van a realizar lubricantes nuevos para estos que mencionan,cojinetes,cilindros y engranajes? Lo que quiero decir,es si van a lanzar nuevos lubricantes que puedan ayudar a estos componentes,saludos.
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