Which greases to choose for lubrication of high-speed bearings?

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High-speed bearing lubrication

In order to achieve optimum lubrication and to minimise wear in a bearing or bearing in a high-speed application, it is necessary to consider the speed of rotation.

The calculation of the speed of rotation, factor Dn
The Dn factor is used to assess the resistance of a grease to centrifugation and to prevent the lubricating film from breaking.

  • For a wheel bearing the formula is: Dn = internal Ø of the bearing x number of revolutions per minute.
  • For a boll bearing the formula is: Dn = (internal Ø + external Ø) /2 x number of revolutions per minute.

The value obtained must always be lower than the value mentioned in the selection guide.

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References Temperatures Load Speed Features Properties
Molykote™ BG 555 -40°C +130°C 1500 N 1 300 000 Ester • Lithium Straw Yellow • NLGI 3 Very high speed • Noise reduction • Wide temperature range
Molykote™ G-2001 +50°C +130°C 1500 N 900 000 PAO • Lithium / Calcium • Beige • NLGI 2 Very high speed • High performance at low temperatures • Good protection against wear and corrosion
Molykote™ BG-20 -45°C +180°C
+200°C peak
4400 N 800 000 Ester • Lithium Complexe • Beige • NLGI 2-3 High speed • Wide temperature range

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