The Application of Self-Lubricated and Pre-Lubricated Bearings to Off-Highway Equipment 821047
The usage of self-lubricated and pre-lubricated bearings is growing in many industries. The necessary parameters for specific application of these bearing types will be examined and how each effects the bearing operating life. A method will be presented that will enable the design engineer to choose a bearing material and subsequently prescribe lubricating intervals and wear life. A review of maintenance procedures will also be outlined in comparison to conventional type bearings with primary concentration on pinned joints and other highly loaded joints.