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Micropitting lead macro problems

Micropitting in silver bearings

If you notice micropitting in gears or rolling element bearings, it could turn into a much larger problem – from lubricant contamination and leaks to a reduction in bearing life by more than 20 percent. When left uncontrolled, this surface fatigue phenomenon can result in significant equipment failure. Changes in gearbox technology have required all design components, including gear oil, to enhance their performance capabilities, reducing the incidence of micropitting. 

In this article, you’ll learn what micropitting is and the problems it can cause, as well as how to identify and stop micropitting in your gears and bearings.

243 kb PDF in English


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