New DryLube Bearings from SKF (Lansdale, PA) eliminate the need for grease relubrication and are designed to perform virtually maintenance-free over a wide temperature range. Filled with a dry lubricant based on graphite or molybdenum disulfide and a resin binder, the dry lubricant maintains a thin film on the bearing’s rolling elements to protect against metal-to-metal contact and any potential damage caused by solid contaminants. The bearings can provide effective lubrication up to 660ºF and exhibit minimal lubricant loss over time. Eliminating slippery surfaces for enhanced worker safety, the lubricant can also help contribute to “green” operating goals compared with many oils and greases.
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