Bearing

We have a odd relationship with the large manufacturers of bearings, they are interested in selling replacement bearings whereas we are interested the maximum functional life for the bearing. If you are working on a bearing application and you are focused on bearing performance and functional life we are a likely bearing grease supplier for you. If you are looking to lubricate a bearing that will be operating at extreme temperatures, exposed to hazardous chemicals or gas, in a vacuum/cleanroom application or in a ATEX or hazardous environment area, we should be your supplier of high performance bearing grease or oil.

We offer an extensive collection of bearing synthetic oils and greases. Each is designed to provide an adequate film of lubricant throughout a range of operating temperatures, speeds and loads, and to resist oxidation, thermal breakdown and evaporation.

Take a look the bearing related articles below, including theory, videos and product selection help.

Understanding Kinematic Viscosity

Understanding Kinematic Viscosity

Kinematic Viscosity (KV) is a type of viscosity data point that you will see on all our synthetic lubricant technical data sheets. There are different ways to measure the viscosity of a lubricant as the subject matter is not simple. Kinematic Viscosity is an oil/fluid resistance to flow under the…

PTFE thickener introduction

PTFE thickener introduction

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a fluorocarbon-based polymer which has the appearance of a white powder but the particle size varies from micron to sub-micron; final particle size depends on the milling process. The polymerisation process controls the molecular weight of PTFE and the density is approximately 2.2 g/ml. PTFE has a…

Lubricants and possible plastic or rubber compatibility issues

Lubricants and possible plastic or rubber compatibility issues

If you are trialling the use of a grease or oil in a prototype device then you will appreciate how crucial lubricants can be; extending the functional life of components, improving the tactile feel of customer operated controls…the reasons to include a lubricant are many and well worthwhile. Before you…

Introduction to Perfluoropolyether (PFPE)

Introduction to Perfluoropolyether (PFPE)

Perfluoropolyether (PFPE) oils are chemically inert, capable of handling extreme temperatures and also hazardous operating environments, PFPEs are resistant against fuels, solvents and chemicals, examples such as sulphuric acid and sodium hydroxide. PFPEs are composed entirely of carbon, fluorine and oxygen. PFPE summary: Keep in mind that if a PFPE…

What is grease?

What is grease?

What constitutes a grease? There are three main components that make a grease, base oil, thickener (sometimes called gellent) and an additive package. Making a grease is thought to be like extreme cooking and in the video, we tried to give an insight into the almost bewildering options and permutations…

Why choose a grease rather than an oil?

Why choose a grease rather than an oil?

Why should you choose a grease rather than an oil, if you have the choice? There are some simple or practical reasons and some more chemical advantages. First and foremost, a grease will ‘stay in place’. How good a grease is at staying where it has been applied is down…

Base oil viscosity demonstration

Base oil viscosity demonstration

When selecting a synthetic grease for a customer, we often discuss oil viscosity and the implications of higher and lower base oil for their application. We decided to make it easier with a video explanation so our customers can better understand the centistoke (cSt) numbers on a data sheet. This…

Compatibility testing format for lubricant exposure to plastic or rubber

Compatibility testing format for lubricant exposure to plastic or rubber

Making sure a lubricant does not have any compatibility issues with a plastic or rubber is very important, especially if you are similar to our typical customer and are using one of our synthetic lubricants inside your own finished device that will be manufactured in large volumes; any deformation or…

Oil separation test (ASTM D-6184)

Oil separation test (ASTM D-6184)

The oil separation test is also known as ASTM method D-6184. An oil separation test is performed to determine the tendency of the oil to separate from a lubricating grease. This test is one of the four required tests performed on all greases at Nye by the Quality Release Team…

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