CeramicSpeed offers a range of commercially available quality lubricants to supply an exact match to each application and customer.

Lubricants are critical in allowing ball and roller bearings to function optimally. Correct lubrication is essential for the bearing life and the temperatures and noise levels.

Properly lubricated, CeramicSpeed bearings have even longer bearing lives, are more reliable, and even better protected against contamination and corrosion. 

How to choose the right lubricant

There are several factors to consider when choosing the right lubricant:

Temperature range

The lubricant must match the operating temperature range of the bearing - a poorly matched lubricant will significantly reduce the bearing life. 

Base oil viscosity

Generally speaking, high loads and low RPMs require high base oil viscosity. Low loads and high RPMs require low base oil viscosity. If in doubt, contact us and we will assist you.

Bearing lubricants contain three main ingredients:

1. Base oil

Which is with mineral or synthetic oils

2. Soap/thickener

To ensure that the oil remains in place.

3. Additives

To optimize lubricant properties

Thickner   Calcium Sulphonate Complex
Base fluid   White mineral oil
Texture   Smooth
Colour Visual Light Brown
NLGI Grade ASTM D 217 2
Dropping point IP 396 >300ºC
Base oil viscosity at 40ºC ASTM D 7152 220 mm²/s
Base oil viscosity at 100ºC ASTM D 7152 22mm²/s
Penetration 60 strokes ISO 2137 265-295
4-ball weld load DIN 51350:40 >7500N
Water wash out at 79ºC ASTM D 1264 >5%
Emcor dist water ISO 11007 0
Density IP 530 1020 kg/m³
Temperature range   -25ºC to +140ºC (max +150ºC)