Optimize Your Lubrication Procedure For Speed Changes [Maintenance Tip]

December 1, 2015 tohanlon@reliabilityweb.com

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…

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