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Science Breakthrough

Lubrication is what keeps a bearing in motion over time. It’s a vital element when it comes to the life of a bearing as it works to lower friction while keeping the bearing from overheating. When friction is low, it results in less energy – and in the case of piston assembly friction reduction in internal combustion engines, less gas and oil.

A bushing design that experiences frequent start-ups and shut-downs can lead to premature wearing – or even failure. This also happens when a bushing runs too dry, for example when there is a sudden loss of contact lubrication, an aggressive contamination influence or simply an under-designed mating shaft.

As a bearing suppler, we have seen our share of long-term agreements (LTA). And, we’ve learned a few things about what makes some more successful than others. Below is 20 years of insight on how to best approach the arrangement.

One of the chief difficulties in traditional bushing design is lowing friction and preventing premature wear, despite lubrication. This lifecycle concern comes as no surprise given that efficient machines run around the clock and typically produce varying degrees of heat profiles within the operating systems. A secondary lubrication source, such as a costly grease or oil, should be avoided but may need to be considered to help manage the destructive heat influences.