Posted in Applications, Motion Control on
Wednesday, August 01 2012
To get the longest working life out of
a linear bearing, keep it clean and
well lubricated. This common-sense
advice may sound easy enough to follow.
Yet in the real world of round-the-clock,
high-cycle manufacturing operations,
bearings do get dirty and dry.
And when either of these conditions
happens, linear bearings will wear prematurely.
In the worst-case scenarios,
contamination and inadequate lubrication
can create metal-on-metal contact
between the bearing’s rolling elements
and raceway. This can cause excessive
wear in the form of denting, pitting, or
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