- lube management, lubrication maintenance
Have you ever seen a surface-initiated failure or breakdown due to the lack of lube management?
This is common in gears, bearings, and other rotating equipment. The crack begins at the surface of the part and propagates into the metal due to the ignorance of lube management of the equipment. This is caused by stresses on the surface of the part that are greater than those in the metal itself.
In order to avoid this type of failure, it’s important to take care when choosing parts for your application and make sure that lube management is done at regular intervals.
If you choose a part with a higher coefficient of friction than what’s required by your system, you could be at risk for surface initiated failures.