Lubrication campaign will optimise bearing performance

Industrial Lubrication and Tribology

ISSN: 0036-8792

Article publication date: 1 August 2004




(2004), "Lubrication campaign will optimise bearing performance", Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. 56 No. 4.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Lubrication campaign will optimise bearing performance

Lubrication campaign will optimise bearing performance

Keywords: SKF, Bearings, Lubrication

SKF, the world's leading manufacturer of rolling bearings, has introduced a new bearing lubricant service that provides expert advice on the correct greases to use for any type of bearing in a given application. Users simply need to contact SKF directly on +44 (0)1582 496639 to get access to this specialist help (Plate 2).

Plate 2 SKF introduce new bearing lubricant service

It has long been recognised that the lubrication is one of the most important and influential components in a bearing. Given that there are about 20,000 different types of bearings covering over a million different applications, making the correct lubricant selection a daunting prospect. As a result, it is estimated that 36 per cent of all bearing failures are caused by incorrect lubrication.

While many think all grease is the same – it is true that all grease is composed of 90 per cent oil and 10 per cent thickener – SKF's extensive range of lubricants exhibits a broad range of different properties. Understanding those characteristics, SKF's lubrication experts provide complete assurance by identifying the optimum grease for any product and application combination.

For further information, contact: Phil Burge, SKF (UK) Limited, Sundon Park Road, Luton, Bedfordshire LU3 3BL UK. E-mail:

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