Engineers must understand that sleeve-bearing operation to specify the right grease for longer bearing life.
Grease is thickened oil. Sound simple, right? But Lubricating bearing with grease is much more complex than that, in both benefits and drawbacks.
Grease lubricates cast bronze, aluminum-bronze, or tin-bronze sleeve bearings up to 15 in. in size with surface speeds up to 20fpm. The friction modifying lubricant film it provides minimizes wear at low speeds, under shock loads, during start-and-stop cycling, and while reversing direction. Learn More »