Tribology and lubrication

Reduce bearing friction and wear, prolong service life

The interaction between lubricants and bearing steel is an essential factor, and is critical when bearings operate with marginal lubrication.

The chemical composition and mechanical properties of the reaction layer formed by the interaction between the lubricant and the bearing steel strongly influences the performance of bearings. Therefore, understanding the composition and mechanics of reaction layers is very important for SKF. Understanding, predicting and controlling the working conditions help reduce bearing friction and wear, and prolong service life.
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