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Optimize Your Lubrication Procedure For Speed Changes

December 1, 2015
(Ultrasound Testing)

An ultrasound inspector reported an increase in dBµV measurements on conveyor bearings and a corresponding increase in premature failures. He learned that the speed of the conveyor had recently been cut in half.  He recalled that load, viscosity, and speed are the three components which dictate the optimum point of minimal friction and wear. The lubrication procedure stated that eight shots of grease were being added each month.  He adjusted the lubricant viscosity and recommended an “on-condition” lubrication practice instead of “on-calendar” to prevent over-greasing.

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Tip provided by: Allan Rienstra SDT Logo


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