One major contributing factor to a bearing's reliability is proper lubrication. Selecting the correct lubricant and maintaining it appropriately will significantly decrease the risk of premature bearing failure and running interference.
There are three main categories of bearing lubrication; oils, greases and solid dry film. Selection of the most appropriate lubricant is generally governed by the operating system and limitations of the bearing system.
Selecting the right lubricant for a specific bearing and application can:
Further information on the three types of lubrication is available here.
Recommended lubricants and their properties can be viewed here.
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