The necessity of using lubricating oil for joint bearings

- May 27, 2019-

We usually see a lot of oil on the surface of the joint bearing, they are basically used for lubrication and rust prevention. The purpose of lubrication of rolling bearings is to reduce internal friction and wear of the bearings, to prevent sticking, and the lubricating effect is as follows.


1. Reduce friction and wear


In the mutual contact portion of the ferrule, the rolling element and the retainer constituting the bearing, metal contact is prevented, and friction and wear are reduced.


2. Extend fatigue life


The rolling fatigue life of the joint bearing is prolonged when the rolling contact surface is well lubricated during rotation. Conversely, if the oil viscosity is low and the thickness of the lubricating oil film is not good, it is shortened.


3. Discharge friction heat, cooling


The circulation oil supply method or the like can be used to discharge heat generated by friction or heat from the outside to cool. Prevent the bearing from overheating and prevent the lubricant from aging itself.


4. Other


There is also the effect of preventing foreign matter from entering the inside of the bearing or preventing rust and corrosion.


Lubrication method:


The lubrication method of the joint bearing is divided into grease lubrication and oil lubrication. In order to make the joint bearing function well, first, choose a lubrication method that suits the conditions of use and the purpose of use. Lubricity of oil lubrication predominates if only lubrication is considered. However, grease lubrication has the advantage of simplifying the structure around the bearing and comparing the advantages and disadvantages of grease lubrication and oil lubrication.