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Q13. What bearing grease is the "best?"

 
 The answer is, "it really depends." The selection of the best bearing lubricant (whether grease or oil) will depend on the application conditions. With a wide variety of greases and oils available, solutions are available for most applications; however, there is no perfect grease whether natural, synthetic, micro-filtered or otherwise.

Every grease has strengths and weaknesses in its performance and consequential monetary costs. For example, high temperature greases typically can't handle high loads very well. "Quiet" greases may break down at high temperatures.  Additives have benefits but some drawbacks too.  So there is no single best grease for bearings; it really comes down to the application and what characteristics are most important (and which are less).

The tribologists at AST Bearings can help you select the best bearing grease (or oil) for your application.  More about bearing lubrication can be found on our website:

Contact us regarding your specific lubrication or bearing relubrication requirements. We will provide you “value beyond the part.” 

 

Did we miss something?  If you have another question for us, just let us know and we will do our best to provide you a prompt and accurate answer.  AST Bearings provides "value beyond the part."

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