The Importance of Maintenance: Lubrication

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The Importance of Maintenance: Lubrication
Anyone who uses equipment with moving parts or cooks a meal understands the value of lubrication. You change the oil on your car every three to five thousand miles. You wax your skis to make them glide better on the slopes. You even grease the frying pan before adding the food so it doesn’t burn. Bearings are no different. They need that thin film of grease or oil to prevent excessive heat and wear.

Proper lubrication prevents overheating, corrosion, and equipment breakdown. The correct amount of lubricant is important too. Too little doesn’t provide enough coverage and too much can leak and short out electrical components.

We’ve found a couple of articles about preventive maintenance and lubrication and included a couple of links to them here. These pieces are great resources:

At Alpine Bearing, we have another great resource—our staff.

If you have questions about maintenance, lubrication, or bearings in general, contact us. We have a crew of seasoned experts ready to help you

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Types of Spindle Bearings

  • Angular contact steel & ceramic 1800 series bearings
  • Angular contact steel & ceramic 1900 series bearings
  • Angular contact steel & ceramic 100 series bearings
  • Angular contact steel & ceramic 200 series bearings
  • Angular contact steel & ceramic 300 series bearings
  • Precision radial extra light & light series bearings
  • Ball screw support bearings
  • Double direction bearings
  • Cylindrical roller bearings


Brands of Spindle Bearings

We carry high quality spindle bearings from many leading manufacturers, including:

  • GMN
  • GRW
  • INA
  • FAG
  • NTN
  • SKF


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Since 1957, Alpine Bearing has sought the industry’s leading manufacturers to ensure the delivery of high quality bearings to OEMs, distributors, rebuilders, and individuals. We specialize in miniature and instrument, Thin section, spindle, Thinex and torque tube, stainless, chrome, radial, angular contact, and ball screw support bearings of all precisions. With thousands of bearings in stock, same day shipping is available on most products.

Alpine Bearing has a Class 10,000 clean room and as a certified re-lubrication facility for New Hampshire Ball Bearing (NHBB) & Nippon Miniature Bearing (NMB), we can customize our bearings to suit your needs. Bearings can also be re-packaged for optimum protection.