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Lubrication

Alternatives to bearings with lubrication groove

Lars Butenschön | 17. September 2021

Lubrication grooves perform an important task in metallic bearings. The lubricant reaches the bearing point between the bearing and the shaft directly through them. The lubricant protects the shaft and bearing against dirt and moisture and ensures low coefficients of friction. Disadvantages: On the one hand, a bearing with a lubrication groove is quite complex […]

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Is there a poor press fit due to anti-corrosion agent?

Lars Butenschön | 9. September 2021

Bearing damage can often be traced back to an insufficient press fit. In addition to inadequate lubrication or incorrect design, bearing bushings that are insufficiently located in the bearing position are among the most frequent causes of premature failures. There are many reasons for insufficient press fit. But did you know that anti-corrosion agents are […]

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Vergrößerte Ansicht eines Metall-Polymer-Lagers im Querschnitt

Plain bearing materials in comparison: metal-polymer plain bearings

Lars Butenschön | 6. May 2021

In this section of our series of articles on the subject of plain bearing materials, we look at the so-called metal-polymer plain bearings. What are metal-polymer plain bearings? How do they differentiate themselves from other types of bearings? What are they particularly good for and when is it better to leave them alone? In this […]

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You don’t play with water! Or do you?

Patrick Czaja | 25. March 2021

Warm summer evenings, starry skies and marvelling at a choreography with colourful water fountains and walls supported by music – a great feeling. However, there is quite a bit of technology behind this breathtaking light and water show. If there is a technical error or even a defect in the components, the choreography can quickly […]

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Plain bearings without lubrication? This is how dry operation works

igu-blog-adm | 20. January 2021

“Self-lubricating”, ” lubrication-free” or even “lubricant-free”. You often read these descriptions in bearing technology. The common denominator here are bearing systems that no longer need additional lubrication. In other words, no one has to stop the machine and relubricate it with a grease gun, there is no need for an oil change or, in the […]

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