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12-24-2013, 09:19 AM
Will Oilite work with relatively slow speed conditions? Actually it is a shaft that rotates back and forth about a 1/3 rotation at no more than 60 to 70 cycles per minute. The load is not real heavy and the shafts are polished. My understanding is the Oilite releases oil as it warms up from use, in this case it shouldn't get warm. It is really a question for future reference as well as the current project.

Thanks in advance


12-24-2013, 09:33 AM

12-24-2013, 10:08 AM
Check igus.com for other options.

Optics Curmudgeon
12-24-2013, 10:55 AM
A good example of a successful use of Oilite in that situation is the pivot bushings at the ends of the ram lever in small shapers like Atlas, South Bend and Ammco.

12-24-2013, 11:16 AM
Good post Optics, i never thought of that. My shaper has them.

12-24-2013, 03:09 PM
Almost seems like a needle bearing would be better. I would tend to think that the constant stopping and starting, and slow speeds would eat the oillite bushing. In this application, the operation doesn't allow for the build-up of a protective oil film.

12-24-2013, 03:56 PM
Since Oilite bushings carry their lubrication with them there is always a film.

I hate to do this but it is accurate.