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The Lube for Life range of self-lubricating linear bearing pillow blocks from Thomson is designed to reduce the maintenance requirements of OEM and after-market applications.

Lube for Life assemblies are said to eliminate the need for expensive lubrication systems and provide continuous bearing lubrication and enhanced protection to ensure maximum linear bearing life and maintenance-free operation.

Available for open or closed pillow-block assemblies, the Lube for Life range can be ordered as an option with Thomson’s Super ball bushing bearing and Super Smart ball bushing bearing pillow blocks.

Lube for Life pillow blocks work through self-lubricating cartridges pressed into each end of the pillow-block housing, with the linear bearing itself initially lubricated with EP2 grease.

Key benefits

  • Lube for Life assemblies are designed to enable users to achieve an increase in linear bearing life.
  • OEMs will benefit from maintenance-free machines that deliver long life and good reliability to their customers, while MRO specialists who need to replace linear bearings in existing applications will benefit from increased maintenance and replacement intervals for greater machine uptime and throughput.
  • The Lube for Life polymer is under constant pressure against the case shafting, ensuring that a film of lubricant is always present between the ball bearings and the inner race.

Thomson – Linear Motion. Optimized.

Often the ideal design solution is not about finding the fastest, sturdiest, most accurate or even the least expensive option. Rather, the ideal solution is the optimal balance of performance, life and cost. Thomson is best positioned to help you most quickly configure the optimal linear motion solution for your application.

  • Thomson invented anti-friction linear bearing technology. We own the broadest standard product offering of mechanical motion technologies in the industry.
  • Modified versions of standard product are routine. White sheet design solutions are available across our entire portfolio.
  • Choose Thomson and gain access to over 70 years of global application experience in diverse industries including packaging, factory automation, material handling, medical, clean energy, printing, automotive, machine tool, aerospace and defense.
  • As part of Danaher Corporation, we are financially strong and unique in our ability to bring together control, drive, motor, power transmission and precision linear motion technologies.

Thomson is the name you can trust for quality, innovation, on-time delivery, controlled costs, and reduced risk. Talk to us early in the design process to see how Thomson can help identify the optimal balance of performance, life and cost for your next application. And, call us or any of our 2000+ distribution partners around the world for fast delivery of replacement parts.

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