High-Performance Lubricants Ensure Longer Bearing Life
Bearings—including ball, roller, and others used in critical applications—require high-quality oils and greases to ensure smooth-running performance. High-performance lubricants offer superior lubricity and consistent viscosity for bearings to perform in high loads, extreme temperatures, difficult-to-reach locations, or critical equipment.
Critical equipment that can benefit from these high-performance bearing lubricants include:
Krytox™ high-performance lubricants are made to accommodate the needs of such machines for the duration of their life.
Meeting the Special Needs of Sintered Bearings
Sintered bearings are used whenever:
- Low noise levels are required
- Loads are variable
- Little space is available
These bearings consist of a pressed metal powder whose pores are impregnated with a lubricant. This impregnating oil ensures the bearings are permanently lubricated.
Whether a sintered bearing is metal, ceramic, or polymer-based, Krytox™ performance lubricants retain their viscosity and lubricating properties in high-temperature, high-pressure environments, while consistently outperforming hydrocarbon-based lubricants.
Krytox™ synthetic greases and oils used in bearings and sintered bearings provide longer-lasting lubrication, reducing relubrication frequency. This not only reduces operating costs due to less maintenance, but it also minimizes waste and environmental impact.
Krytox™ high-performance lubricants applied to bearings and sintered bearings provide:
- Superior film-forming capability: The oil forms a thicker boundary layer, reducing wear.
- Extreme resistance to oxidation: Krytox™ oil, combined with advanced high-efficiency polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) thickener, will not oxidize, gum up with age, or break down with shear.
- Extreme temperature performance: Lubricants will not break down in the high temperatures of electric motor applications (can operate in a temperature range of -75 to 350 °C [-103 to 662 °F]).
- Optimal stability: Krytox™ lubricants are water-resistant, nonflammable, and chemically inert.
- Fill-for-life potential: There is typically no need to relubricate bearings during a product's lifetime.
- Corrosion resistance: These additives resist corrosion and rust during storage and in wet environments.