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Small batch relubrication service

16 August 2017

Supplier of miniature bearings, SMB Bearings, is now offering a small batch relubrication service. Those looking to buy or relubricate just a few bearings with specialised grease will not need to meet minimum order requirements.

This service will mean any number of standard or specialist bearings can now be sourced and relubricated with specialist grease in accordance with the customers' application. SMB Bearings says bearing failure is commonly due to the wrong quantity or type of grease for the application. Bearings for high speed, high temperature or food grade applications are all assigned the appropriate oils and greases by the technical team at SMB, whether this be for one or 100 bearings. 

"Customers may have previously faced minimum order quantities from manufacturers, resulting in them buying bearings in volumes that they don't require," said Chris Johnson, managing director at SMB Bearings. "Bearings with non-standard lubricants supplied by many manufacturers are generally only available in large quantities with very long delivery times. The alternative is often to use bearings with a lubricant that is not best suited to the application.

"Even if customers have purchased shielded bearings that are notoriously difficult to get into, we have bespoke equipment to remove the standard lubrication, and replace it with specialised grease, regardless of quantity."