Selecting the Right Lubricant for Self-Lubricating Bearings and Parts
Self-lubricating bearings and parts fill an old and constantly growing field, but very little has been published on the most important constituent of these materials — the lubricants with which they are impregnated. In fact, aside from stopping and starting, it is relatively unimportant what bearing material is used, or how well it is sintered, as long as the lubricant is functional. Since most units are subject to many stops and starts, it is difficult to surpass bronze bearings, and so all the data we will discuss are based on ASTM B202 Grade 1 Class A material, but the basic information could apply to other materials and self-lubricating parts.
KeywordsPour Point Viscosity Index High Oxidation Stability Variable Speed Drive Test Lubricant
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