Astonishing 40 % of the global energy consumption in mineral mining is used for overcoming friction.
At one mine site, the replacement rate for four 44-mm ropes was extended from an average 18.5 months to 43 months. At another mine, life cycles of four 43-mm x 2073 meter ropes were extended from an average 8 months to 12 months.
In the steel industry the access to many lubrication points is burdensome or dangerous. Manual lubrication is inconvenient due to a large variety of different lubricants and applications.
While every type of rolling bearing in rotating equipment offers the expectation of a certain service life, sometimes the life can be threatened for any number of reasons along the way.