Having spent a few years doing bearing research as well as specifing
bearings for both automotive as well as machine tool applications,
gives me a little perspecyive ao the subject of bearings.
Any supplier who tried to pass off the above, would have been placed
on the unapproved list.
Precision and long life are not mutually exclusive terms in the
The manufacturer admits that some machines got out without proper
lubrication on the flex shaft--if that's the case, they may have
gotten out without proper lubrication elsewhere, so it probably
wouldn't be a bad idea to lube everything that needs lube just on
I am just recalling my conversation with the product manager and posed
with the direct question about cycle life he did say some bearings
probably only had a life of 2,000 hours. He did kind of think about it
for a moment but seemed genuine in his response. He also did mention
it was in the movement system. I was just speculating on the reasons.
I still feel this was a reasonable life time before you'd need some
maintenance and repair. If in production I'd hope to generate at least
$10 of profit an hour off of the unit... again, just wild-eyed
That's what's great about these forums. You can just spout your
opinion like you actually know what you are talking about and when you
get called on the carpet by someone who really does know their shit,
it's not so embarrasing to admit your limitations.
All that said, I still hope to own one of these babies eventually.
I dont have one yet but have been drooling over it<g>. Here are some links
that I have collected:
May be of some help.
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