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Bearing Lubrication: Oil vs. Grease | Bearing Tips

Some engineers see lubricants as a straightforward, messy ancillary of the industrial age. However, much like rolling-element bearings themselves, lubrication is an ancient technology that’s highly engineered in modern forms. In fact, engineers have used fluids to reduce friction thousands of years, but the advent of the oil industry in the late 19th century spurred …

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Inside the steel industry: how bearings survive under very harsh conditions

Introduction The steel industry is characterized by processes operating under very harsh environmental conditions. After the initial foundry process, during which the molten metal is poured into steel blocks, the next stage requires the steel plates to be extruded and flattened into long extended strips in rolling mills. These strips may be still hot from …

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