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The True Cost of Bearing Lubrication
 

By Matt Mowry
Product Manager
 

 

 

       
 

Table of Contents
introduction................................................................................................................................2

 

     

hidden Costs of Lubrication ....................................................................................................3  

Ancillary components for OEMs .......................................................................................3  

Other costs not required for self-lubricating bearings .......................................................4  

     

self-Lubricating Plastic Bearings ............................................................................................4  

Benefits of plastic bearings ...............................................................................................4  

Application parameters not conducive for self-lubricating plastic bearings ......................6  

     

field applications using high-Performance Plastic Bearings..............................................6

 

The True CosT of Bearing LuBriCaTion | 1

 

 

Introduction
Today, machine and equipment manufacturers are feeling more pressure than ever to reduce costs without sacrificing machine performance and this balancing act can be difficult to achieve. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) often overlook a simple solution that can have a positive, long-term impact on profitability for themselves and their customers: the elimination of bearing lubricant. By eliminating lubrication systems where possible, OEMs can reduce production costs, while at the same time making their equipment more marketable and less expensive to operate for the end users.

 

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